Dresdner Robin, a prominent land-use consultancy firm specializing in urban and suburban design and development, announced this week it has named Lauren Venin as its newest director of landscape architecture. Venin, a 10-year veteran of the firm, brings more than two decades of experience to her new role.
As landscape architecture practice leader, Venin will be instrumental in shaping the creative direction of the Jersey City office and further elevating the level of client service. Her innovative approach to design, combined with a deep understanding of environmental responsibility, positions her as the ideal leader to spearhead Dresdner Robin’s landscape architecture endeavors.
“Lauren is an inspiring mentor and a source of unwavering support,” Matthew Neuls, director of engineering services at Dresdner Robin, said. “Her leadership style promotes a collaborative and inclusive work environment, valuing and nurturing the unique talents of all team members. She understands project goals, preferences and budgets, focusing on creating designs that not only meet functional requirements but also exceed clients’ expectations.”
Venin’s elevation comes as a testament to her achievements and commitment to delivering transformative results on behalf of the firm. Throughout her tenure with Dresdner Robin, she has demonstrated unparalleled expertise in handling diverse and challenging projects. Notably, Venin played a pivotal role in the successful completion of significant ventures, including the development of Berry Lane Park — one of Jersey City’s largest new parks — complex Brownfields redevelopment projects, state-of-the-art assisted living facilities and numerous mixed-use residential developments featuring extensive roof amenity terraces.
“I am excited to embrace this new chapter as the director of landscape architecture at Dresdner Robin,” Venin said. “Landscape architecture has the power to transform communities, and this promotion makes me grateful for the opportunity to lead a talented team in delivering sustainable and innovative design solutions. I also am committed to upholding our firm’s commitment to sustainability, innovation and client satisfaction, while continuing to create exceptional spaces that enrich communities and inspire future generations.”
Venin has been practicing landscape architecture for over 20 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Rutgers University. In addition to her professional career, she is highly active in her home community, where she became involved in flood mitigation and open space management over a decade ago following a series of events that affected her neighborhood, home and family. Her efforts have expanded to include the formation of both a stormwater management committee and a trails committee, with the goal of promoting ecological stewardship and recreation alongside flood prevention efforts.