John is committed to bringing innovative, resilient construction technologies and sound ecological solutions to SCAPE’s built work.

John Donnelly

Technical Principal

John is a Registered Landscape Architect and SCAPE’s Technical Principal. He leads the management, documentation, and construction of the studio’s major built work projects in the New York region, nationally, and internationally.

Currently, John is leading the design of China Basin Park in San Francisco; Tom Lee Park in Memphis, Tennessee; the new Stapleton Waterfront Park project in Staten Island. In his 14 years of professional practice, John’s work has included the design, documentation and implementation of award-winning streetscapes, mixed use developments, waterfront parks, masterplans, recreation trails and a variety of projects on structure. John graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.


Landscape Architect: Arkansas, California, Michigan, New York, Tennessee
CLARB Certified
Certificate in Urban Green Infrastructure – Innovative Green Infrastructure