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Andrew JG Schwartz


Director of Design

Constantly learning, exploring, and new seeking challenges, AJ’s planning and design philosophy reflects a 30-year professional evolution. He has come to realize the creation of place – whether a regional nature preserve or a downtown urban plaza – is grounded in an understanding of the area’s natural bounties and their limits, as well as its people and traditions. But it is the artistic inspirations or gestures drawn from these insights that make places vibrant, memorable and lasting, and it is the role of a skilled landscape architect or community planner to help communities see and celebrate those inspirations. These are the challenges to which AJ is drawn.

AJ works on a diverse range of projects, from park and trail design to neighborhood development, public policies and regulations, along with cutting edge technology development.


Environmental Planning & Design, LLC
1989 – Present


University of Michigan
MA, Urban and Regional Planning

Penn State University
BS, Landscape Architecture

Current Projects

  • Aspinwall Riverfront Park
  • Columbia Riverfront Park
  • Glaciers Edge Landscape Conservation Strategy
  • The Circuit Pipeline Manager

Legacy Projects

  • Washington’s Landing Parking and River Trail
  • The Natural Infrastructure Project of Western Pennsylvania 
  • South Shore Riverfront Park
  • Spring Creek Canyon Conservation Plan
  • Derry Township Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance