January 16, 2024 | Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners

Starr Whitehouse Welcomes Jeffrey Poor and Jacob Lange as Partners of the Firm

We are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey Poor and Jacob Lange as Partners of Starr Whitehouse. Alongside founders Laura Starr and Stephen Whitehouse, Jeffrey and Jacob bring unique vision and leadership during a time of growth for our firm. Over the last eight years, we have expanded from a company of ten to more than thirty professionals based in New York City, Atlanta, GA, and Hudson, NY. As we continue to build on the foundation established by Laura and Stephen, Jeffrey and Jacob will help us partner with more communities and clients to bring nature into the city and prepare urban spaces for a changing world.

Jeffrey Poor


Landscape Architect Jeffrey Poor began his career at the Central Park Conservancy, where he spearheaded the renovation of some of the Park’s most cherished spaces. Joining Starr Whitehouse in 2008 — when the firm was two years old – Jeffrey led some of Starr Whitehouse’s most significant early work, including the Randall’s Island Bikeway, Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn, and a twenty-year collaboration with The Battery Conservancy to transform this historic space into a world class urban park. As Studio Director, Jeffrey works across all three of Starr Whitehouse’s offices to ensure excellent work, integrate best practices, and make our team’s vision a reality. His involvement extends across a wide range of project types, from residential, to institutional, to public parks. These include: the Battery Playscape, restoration efforts at Bear Mountain State Park, educational and municipal projects across the metropolitan area, and VIA 57 West.

Jacob Lange


Jacob Lange joined Starr Whitehouse in 2015 as a Landscape Architect in our New York office. In this role, he led projects ranging from mixed-use developments to the renovation of historic St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx. In 2018, Jacob opened Starr Whitehouse’s first branch office in Atlanta, GA. Under his leadership, the Atlanta studio has built relationships across the region, helping municipalities, companies and communities re-imagine open space as critical urban infrastructure. His recent work includes: a multi-phased riverfront parks system along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, GA, a series of green infrastructure-focused community spaces in West Atlanta, and an urban corridor study transforming a vehicular thoroughfare into a pedestrian-friendly “front door” to the Georgia Tech campus – complete with a dynamic building program and new open spaces.


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