John Ridenour earned his Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University in 2003 and his Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2007. He is a LEED accredited professional with over eight years of experience. John began his career at Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects in Chicago, IL where he managed numerous projects at varying scales and complexity including the Nathan Philips Square Revitalization in Toronto, Ontario, SandRidge Corporate Campus in Oklahoma City, OK, Kenan Stadium Masterplan at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a series of greenroofs at 900 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL.
In 2010, John joined Ken Smith Landscape Architect in New York, as a project manager of the multi-phase East River Waterfront Redevelopment, working with a broad range of consultants, city agencies and community groups. John joined Nelson Byrd Woltz in 2013 and is currently working on the Hudson Yards Development Project in Manhattan.