A. Paul Seck
Paul is a partner and has worked at MVVA since 1996. He is widely recognized for his expertise in the relationship between urban design and natural systems, and he has created groundbreaking landscape solutions in the treatment of surface water and stormwater mitigation.

Since 2003, Paul has served as senior project manager and a designer for Brooklyn Bridge Park, a complex, multi-phase project that presents unique urban coastal site conditions. He is currently the Principal-in-Charge of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park in Buffalo, where MVVA is creating a new experience on Lake Erie and connections to neighboring communities on a 110-acre waterfront site with beloved sports fields. He is also Principal-in-Charge for the Obama Presidential Center, where the landscape will reimagine historic Jackson Park for the 21st century, provide recreational and play spaces for surrounding neighborhoods and visitors, and connect the Center’s campus to the historic World’s Fair lagoon.

As the lead designer for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Water Recirculation Project, Paul led the development of the ecosmart water system that activates a historic stream and saves 20 million gallons of potable water annually, greatly reducing the amount of stormwater runoff that ends up in water treatment facilities. He has also been a senior project manager and a member of the design team for Maggie Daley Park in downtown Chicago which provides a destination playground, ice skating ribbon, 45’ climbing wall and multi-use green spaces on top of a 4,000-car parking garage. Paul managed the design of the Amherst College Greenway, Dorms, and Science Center landscapes that reorganized 20 acres on a culturally rich college campus, as well as the Dutchess County Art Farm.

In addition to his work as a project manager and designer, Paul oversees the day-to-day operations of the MVVA New York office. He also provides feedback and strategic guidance for numerous projects throughout the design process. Paul was a 2003 Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the prestigious American Academy in Rome, where he lived for a year and studied the craft of landscape architecture. He received his bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, and he is a licensed landscape architect in Massachusetts and New York.

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