We are proud of our talented team that keeps Green Jay Landscaping operating every day. Our landscape designers, craftsmen, horticultural experts, masons, and project managers all play a valuable role in making each project a stand-out success. Our team has grown over the last few years, and we’d like to introduce our landscape design team – making waves in Westchester, NY, Fairfield County, CT & Morris County, NJ.
Director of Landscape Design Development
Uziel brings rich academic and field experience to the Green Jay team. Having always been design-oriented, he began his undergrad in an architecture program, but was soon drawn to transfer to SUNY College of Agriculture to study plant science. Learning the biology and chemistry of how plants work has been invaluable to Uziel as a designer. He has a deeper understanding of what conditions make which plants thrive, and how to design and execute a landscape around this knowledge.
Uziel continued his education with a Master of Landscape Architecture from the City College of New York where he fine-tuned his skills in site analysis, ecological impact, and place-making design. His previous work experience includes Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, Wave Hill public gardens, and The American Gardener.
At Green Jay, Uziel plays many roles. His main responsibilities are analyzing new landscape sites and designing ecological landscapes in Westchester, Fairfield, and Morris Counties. Jay and Uziel often collaborate on the initial site visit and then the final design presentation is executed by Uziel. An intimate plant knowledge, appreciation of nature and understanding of the intricacies of placemaking makes Uziel an incredibly valuable team member.
Senior Landscape Designer & Landscape Ecologist, President of Green Jay Landscaping
Jay Archer is the backbone, foundation and leader of Green Jay Landscaping. His vision as a landscape designer, naturalist and landscape ecologist has guided Green Jay to our current form and success as an ecological landscape design & build firm. Jay’s foundation as a designer is rooted in his years spent immersed in the woods, hiking through acres of public land and observing mother nature’s work creating plant communities and ecosystems.
Jay has an in-depth understanding of how site conditions – elevation, topography, sun patterns, soil porosity and composition – create hospitable or inhospitable growing conditions. He also knows the diet, mating patterns, and nesting behavior of virtually every bird that could possibly be spotted in our region.
This decades-long interest in ecology, horticulture, and ornithology, guided Jay to the field of ecological landscape design. He studied at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in the landscape design and horticulture departments, as well as the Rutgers University Center for Urban Ecology. Jay is also a Certified Organic Land Care Professional through the New England Organic Farming Association (NOFA).
Jay went on to share his knowledge by developing curriculum for NYBG on topics such as Wetland Restoration & Management, Landscaping with Stone, Ecological Restoration, and Waterscaping. He also prototyped curriculum for the Omega Institute and the Westchester Native Plant Center.
Jay founded Green Jay in 2012 with the goal of revolutionizing the standard of landscape design – from chemically-dependent and sterile to organic, native and full of life – a thriving natural ecosystem right outside your door.
Since our inception Green Jay has become a household name for designing beautiful, organic landscapes that are also habitats for birds, pollinators and other threatened wildlife. We have collaborated with many fabulous like-minded local organizations including Bedford 2030 Healthy Yards, Pollinator Pathways, Audubon International, Greenwich Botanical Society & more!
Contact us to start your ecological landscape design project! Serving Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam & Morris Counties in NY, CT & NJ!
Green Jay Landscaping
Where Design Meets Ecology