Mike Madden is a Landscape Designer with experience in both high-end urban garden design and municipal landscape architecture. Outside of work, Mike is also an amateur birder, novice home chef/mixologist, and masterful video-gamer.
Mike has an interdisciplinary educational and design background, having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, and Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the City College of New York.
While pursuing his MLA at City College of New York, Mike was awarded the ASLA NY Honor Award for his thesis project on the adaptive reuse of a Nuclear Power plant in the Hudson River estuary. Mike’s drive for high achievement throughout his education has developed his strong aesthetic sensibility, as well as an understanding of shaping physical space to enact holistic designs for a variety of users.
Having worked as a designer for the NYC Parks department, Mike helmed the design of a multi-million dollar park renovation while simultaneously assisting in the design of various complex public projects. His team was the recipient of the NYC Parks Annual Design award, given for excellence in design.
As a landscape designer, Mike enjoys supporting design ideas with strong graphics, digital modeling and GIS mapping. He is currently pursuing licensure through the CLARB examination process.