MAC CARBONELL , PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

MAC CARBONELL, PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

After receiving his MFA, Carbonell spent 15 years as a photographer and sculptor. His work focused on texture, form, and the interplay between organic and manufactured materials. As the founder of VERDANT, he has brought his artistic eye to landscape design and prides himself on creating poetic moments of simplicity and evoking a feeling of relaxation in the spaces he creates.

INGA NIELSEN , SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER & DESIGNER

INGA NIELSEN, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER & DESIGNER

Raised in the North of Germany, Inga spend her formative years in France, Belgium and England, before eventually making the move over the big pond into "the new world" in 2006. Inga has been the design lead and project manager for a substantial array of high end residential and commercial projects within the architecture industry in New York City and the North-East before succumbing to her passion for landscapes and plants and joining Verdant in 2014. During her time in Brussels, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design at the Ecole Superieure des Arts Plastiques. She received her second degree in Interior and Spatial Design at London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design. In 2014, she obtained a Certificate in Horticulture at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. As a Senior Project Manager, Inga is responsible for coordinating and steering Verdant’s projects towards completion while assuring a strong balance between the strategic and creative realization of each project.

 
HENRY , COONHOUND IN CHIEF

HENRY, COONHOUND IN CHIEF

A talented sniffer and expert ball-chaser, Henry has been an integral part of VERDANT office culture since 2015. Although he spends most of the day napping, his frequent snoring provides more than enough entertainment for all who spend time at the office. He can also dependably bark at whoever may pass by in the hallway, effectively defending our turf (*pun intended).

He has no degree from any college whatsoever, because dogs can’t read, silly.

JOSHUA GERBER , PROJECT MANAGER & DESIGNER

JOSHUA GERBER, PROJECT MANAGER & DESIGNER

A passionate designer and project manager, Joshua focuses on New York City-based residential projects ranging from complex roof terrace renovations to intimate garden alterations.  He is particularly interested in cultivating new client relationships, and providing the right touch to envision and execute landscapes suited to their tastes.  Prior to joining VERDANT, Joshua worked as a project architect at Gensler, honing skills in practice-based architecture and allowing him to develop the material and technical skills to work in the many historic buildings around New York City.  In addition to architecture, Joshua draws on his background in the history of art, film, and love of world travel as a continually renewing source of inspiration.  He has a BA in Art and French from Colby College, and a Master of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.