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Christopher Nolan


Christopher Nolan, FASLA
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Landscape Architect

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Landscape Architect leads the park-based work of the organization. Mr. Nolan is responsible for providing effective leadership to the programmatic and professional staff responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the Park’s landscapes, structures, and infrastructure, as well as all visitor services and public programs.

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Nolan is responsible for the strategic management and day-to-day operation of the Park, and for serving as the principal contract officer on all contracts for the restoration and operations program. The role of Chief Landscape Architect includes primary responsibility for the leadership and direction of the physical planning effort and the restoration / renovation program of the Conservancy’s Planning, Design & Construction Department. A NYS registered and licensed professional, the Chief Landscape Architect is the individual with principal technical oversight of all design and construction work in the Park, including the signing and sealing of any drawings and securing permits and filings as required.

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