Bryan Cantwell

IMPLEMENTATION DIRECTOR

Bryan Cantwell leads design development, contract documentation, and construction implementation efforts at Counts Studio. His innovative approach to landscape technology, material expression, and construction implementation are an invaluable part of the firms collaborative design work.

 

Mr. Cantwell led the implementation efforts for Qianshan New City, a 40-acre on-structure civic landscape located between 60 high-rise towers for 15,000 people, in Zhuhai, China. He also lead the Beijing International Garden Expo, the Moore Square Comprehensive Tree and Soil Strategy in Raleigh, North Carolina and most recently, he led the design for a floating mixed-use village in a central Bangkok waterway, containing housing, retail, a museum, and a one-acre park, all built atop floating structures. Prior to joining Counts Studio, Mr. Cantwell was a Senior Design Supervisor for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation where he oversaw the construction of over 30 projects a year. An expert in urban landscape design, construction, and restoration, his experience includes ecologically-based Brownfield remediation, habitat restoration, and the naturalization of the Bronx River and Randall’s Island. Mr. Cantwell’s extensive experience spans a broad range of typologies, including waterfront development, urban design, public parks, streetscapes, hospitality and resorts. He was the project designer for the Emeryville Marina, in Berkeley, California,  the New School for Landscape Architecture at U.C. Davis, California, two miles of pedestrian improvements for the State Capitol in Oklahoma, Magoria Park in Barcelona, Suzhou Village retail development, Suzhou, China, and a prototype for modular cultural landscape centers built throughout Chile.

 

Mr. Cantwell’s creative accomplishments have been widely published throughout the world. He was included in the “Top 5 to Watch” by the UK Landscape Institute in 2012. Mr. Cantwell has been an invited critic to design reviews at leading universities, and leads technology research efforts at Counts Studio. Mr. Cantwell has been an invited critic to design reviews at leading universities, and leads technology research efforts at Counts Studio. He studied architecture, sculpture, and landscape architecture, receiving his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Oklahoma State University.

Project Experience

World War 1 National Memorial Competition Finalist, Washington, D.C.

Implementation Director, Counts Studio, Brooklyn, New York

2015-2016 International Competition Finalist

Blind Competition with 359 International Entries

 

Moore Square Master Plan, Raleigh, North Carolina

Implementation Director, Counts Studio, Brooklyn, New York

2014 Implementation Phase RFQ Winner

2013 ASLA National Honor Award in Analysis and Planning

 

Beijing International Garden Expo, Beijing, China

Implementation Director and Designer, Counts Studio, Brooklyn, New York

2013 International Competition Winner

 

Moore Square Comprehensive Tree Strategy

Report. Raleigh, North Carolina

Designer, Counts Studio, Brooklyn, New York

2013 ASLA National Honor Award in Analysis and Planning

 

Qianshan New City 40 ACRE Rooftop Park, Zhuhai, China

Project Designer, Counts Studio, Brooklyn, New York

2010 International Competition Winner

 

337 Garden, New York, New York

Implementation Director, Counts Studio, Brooklyn, New York

 

Emeryville Marina, Emeryville, CALIFORNIA

 

Magoria Public Park, Barcelona

 

School of Landscape Architecture, UC Davis, Davis, CALIFORNIA

 

Floating Village, National Housing Authority, Bangkok

 

State Capitol Streetscape, Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA

 

Suzhou Village Retail Complex, Suzhou, China