Peter Arato
Associate Principal
Peter has an interdisciplinary approach to design, with an extensive background in both engineering and construction. His design and technical expertise are in infrastructure creation, knowledge of landscape materials and methods, and site construction. He serves as a technical and construction advisor for many MVVA projects during all phases of the design process and oversees all construction administration efforts for projects based in the New York office. Peter has directed the design and construction of two critically acclaimed waterfront projects: Segment 5 of New York City’s Hudson River Park and Pier C Park in Hoboken, NJ. As project manager for both parks, Peter led teams that included artists, marine engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers, and architects. He has recently completed a seven-year long corporate campus expansion in New Jersey, and he is currently involved in the design and construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and projects at Vassar College and Princeton University. Peter has been a visiting studio instructor at Rutgers University.

Peter received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and he earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University, where he was awarded the ASLA Certificate of Honor and the Peter Batchelor Prize in Urban Analysis. Peter is a licensed landscape architect in the state of New York.

He joined MVVA in 2001.

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