John Ridenour is a registered landscape architect and LEED accredited professional with over ten years of experience. John began his career at Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects in Chicago where he managed numerous large scale projects 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 several greenroofs at 900 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL. In 2010, John joined Ken Smith Landscape Architect in New York, as project manager of the multi-phase East River Waterfront Redevelopment, working with a broad range of consultants, city agencies and community groups.
Since joining Nelson Byrd Woltz in 2013, John has co-managed the ongoing development of the 6-acre, on-structure plaza at Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan. In addition to Hudson Yards, John has led construction administration at the Naval Cemetery Landscape in Brooklyn, NY, managed the design and construction of a historic Olmsted Brothers estate in upstate Pennsylvania, and multiple projects in the Hudson Valley. He is currently managing work at Karen Cragnolin Park in Asheville, NC.