Andrew Lastella

Landscape Architect

Andrew is a licensed Landscape Architect who has over 12 years of design experience ranging from design-build residential to multi-discipline firms, primarily in the New York Metro area. His broad professional exposure has enabled him to test and realize a wide spectrum of creative design ideas, which in turn gives him the professional knowledge that comes from experience. The strong relationships he establishes with clients, contractors and governing agencies allow him to resolve issues quickly with minimum effort. Andrew leads the design team in seeking out the most creative solutions and embracing an interactive, collaborative design process to consistently deliver exemplary results.

Before joining Sponzilli Landscape Group, Andrew worked as a construction Project Manager and Resident Engineer overseeing various projects throughout the boroughs. He also designed and installed rooftop gardens for private residences in Manhattan.
Andrew grew up in Cresskill, NJ but currently resides in Livingston with his wife Deirdre and two children, Evan and Shaye. Andrew has two sisters as well as five brother/sister-in-laws living in NJ. Andrew enjoys home improvement construction, drawing and art, various sports, sustainability, the careful execution of all the small details.

AFFILIATIONS
NJ & NY Licensed Landscape Architect (LLA)
Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture and Forestry at the University of Vermont
Master of Landscape Architecture at Morgan State University

AWARDS
2013 NJLCA
INSPIRED BY
Dan Kiley and Chris Dunn, both of whom honed my skills and inspired me to pursue my design career; Bob Vila and This Old House; Peter Walker (the strength of the Big Idea; the art of detailing); Ron Banta, high school mechanical drafting teacher and tennis coach who guided me through life.