Since its inception in 1980, the Central Park Conservancy has championed the park's ingenious design and enduring role as one of New York City's most idyllic retreats. Its Planning, Design & Construction Division, which is staffed by design professionals working alongside planners and historians, oversees all of the restoration and reconstruction projects in Central Park. Through thoughtful analysis and innovative design, this department has upheld the original design ideals established by Olmstead & Vaux in 1858 while implementing new technologies and best practices to restore the park's 843 acres. This talented team has consistently demonstrated extraordinary professionalism and achieved a high standard of design and construction, as exemplified by the conservation of the Bethesda Terrace Arcade and the reconstruction of Heckscher Playground.
Douglas Blonsky, President and Central Park Administrator; Christopher J. Nolan ASLA, Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction; Lane N. Addonizio, Associate Vice President for Planning; Steven M. Bopp ASLA, Project Director; Gary R. Dearborn ASLA, Project Director; Matthew C. Reiley, Associate Director of Preservation & Conservation; David H. Turner ASLA, Construction Project Director; Marie R. Warsh, Director of Preservation Planning; David R. Baker, Construction Manager; Heather K. Collins, Assistant Landscape Architect; Steven M. Fusco RLA LEED AP, Landscape Architect; John Harrigan, Conservator; Kathleen M. Lessard ASLA, Landscape Architect; Brian T. Purcell PE, Project Engineer; Kira M. Saunders, Landscape Architect; Stacy Sit, Project Administrator; Stephen R. Wilkinson ASLA LEED AP, Landscape Architect; Jennifer K. Wong, Assistant Landscape Architect; Michael W. Zemola, Construction Manager