Design Team

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Design Team (2009-2014)

The High Line design is a collaboration between James Corner Field Operations (Project Lead), Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and planting designer Piet Oudolf.

James Corner Field Operations (Project Lead)
Partners: James Corner, Lisa Tziona Switkin
Lead Project Designers: Isabel Castilla
Project Team: Kim Cooper, Megan Born, Trevor Lee, Ashley Ludwig, James Tenyenhuis, Stephanie Ulrich, Yitian Wang
Technical Specifications: Aaron Pine, Construction Specifications, Inc.
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Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Partners: Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro
Lead Project Designer: Matthew Johnson
Project Team: Benjamin Smoot, Dustin Tobias, Trevor Lamphier, Brian Tabolt
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Buro Happold: Structural / MEP Engineering/ Life Safety Engineering
Principal: Craig Schwitter, Neil Porto; Team: Alan Erickson, David Koysman, Dennis Burton, Carl Keogh, Marc-Henri Gateau, Erika Yaroni, Evan Tusini, Stephanie Michella, Lindsey DuBosar, Samantha Cohen, Elizabeth Zack, Iain Macfarlane, Stephen Curtis
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Robert Silman Associates: Structural Engineering/Historic Preservation
Joseph Tortorella, Ricardo Davila
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Piet Oudolf: Planting Designer
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L’Observatoire International: Lighting
Hervé Descottes, Jason Neches, Papon Kasettratat, Natalia Priwin
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Pentagram Design, Inc.: Signage
Paula Scher, Courtney Gooch, Rafael Medina
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Northern Designs: Irrigation
Michael Astram


Site Masters Inc.: Play Safety Consultant
Teri Hendy


Roux Associates, Inc.: Environmental Consulting
Wendy Shen, Joseph Duminuco, Denise Kmetzo
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Philip Habib & Associates: Civil & Traffic Engineering
Philip Habib, Sue McCoy, Colleen Sheridan
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Craul Land Scientists, Inc.: Soil Science
Tim Craul
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MKJ Communications: Security Design
Lou Ciccone, Bjorn Matz
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Dharam Lally & Smith
Andrew Smith, Joe Grandone


Jam Consultant’s Inc.: Building Code Consultant, Expediting
Robert Anderson, Jonellen Thompson


Control Point Associates, Inc.: Site Surveyor
Paul Jurkowski, Eneser Enerio
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Construction Team
Sciame: Construction Manager, Landscape Design
Liro: Construction Manager, Site Preparation
Subconsultants: BPDL, CAC, Concrete Industries One, Steven Dubner Landscaping, Egg, L&L Painting, Sunny Border, Venture, FMB, Sawkill Lumber, SiteWorks, ATTA Inc., Landscape Structures, Studio dell’ Arte, Optical Mechanics Inc. VGS