ryan goodstein
Jr. Landscape Architect

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Rutgers University ‘14
Associate of Science in Architecture, Mercer County Community College ‘11

Mr. Goodstein, a Jr. Landscape Architect, joined the firm in December of 2014.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University in May, 2014.  Before Rutgers, Ryan studied Architecture at Mercer County Community College where he received his Associates Degree in 2011.

He is involved with conceptual and schematic design, the production of design development drawings, construction documentation, construction administration, cost estimates, specifications, 3D modeling, presentation graphics and renderings on a variety of projects.

Mr. Goodstein has worked on the waterfront property and rooftops for a new high rise along Kent Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. For that project he helped with the production and development of schematic and construction documents. Also, Mr. Goodstein has worked on a suitability analysis for the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. This work included plans, shade studies, cost analysis, and specifications regarding the potential for Extensive Vegetative Roof Assemblies. Mr. Goodstein has been involved with multiple projects for Ramapo College. These projects include a new ramp and stairs, courtyard design including new pavement, stone walls, and planting and landscape improvements. More recently, Mr. Goodstein has worked on the new layout of pedestrian and vehicular paths, new plaza entrances and landscape revitalization for the AG Quad at Cornell University.  In addition to construction documentation, he managed the construction administration which was completed in 2017.

Mr. Goodstein has also been involved with several NYC Parks projects, including the construction of four playgrounds located in Brooklyn, NY that are a part of the NYC DPR Community Parks Initiative. Mr. Goodstein’s focus on these projects was schematic presentations, the development of green infrastructure design, cost estimates and the production of construction documents. He also has worked on design development and the production of construction documents for the first phase of Highbridge Park, located in Manhattan. This project is a part of NYC Parks’ Anchor Park Initiative.

Currently, Mr. Goodstein operates as the project manager for the revitalization of two adjacent playgrounds in Harlem, NY. He also manages the design and documentation for a new NYC Department of Sanitation Garage, located in Brooklyn, NY. This project includes a 50,000 SF extensive vegetative roof system and streetscape design. He is also the project manager for the proposed landscape and site lighting of a senior living community in Delaware County, PA.

Before joining MKW + Associates, Mr. Goodstein worked as an Intern for the Center of Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES).  There, he worked on a master plan for the redevelopment of a brownfields site in Somerville, NJ.  During that time, Ryan also acted as a project manager for the design and construction of a rain garden at the Floriculture Greenhouses at Rutgers University.