Yadiel Rivera-Díaz, ASLA PLA
Yadiel joined Marvel Architects in 2017 as lead of the landscape architecture projects, were he has been in charge of managing open space master plans and landscape projects. He has over thirteen years of experience as a landscape architect and three as an architect, designing open public spaces in the United States, Puerto Rico and abroad. Through his experience as a multidisciplinary designer, he has developed an interest for negotiating the intersection between landscape architecture, architecture and urban design. He has managed projects in diverse contexts and at various design scales; taking ideas from conceptual design all the way to construction. He recently was the project manager in charge of the design and construction oversight of the first ever open streetscape and park along the Las Vegas Strip, bringing back native desert vegetation and local nobles materials to the streetscape of Las Vegas, while keeping its sense of wonder and excitement. He also led teams of designers and consultants through the design of public parks in San Jose, CA; for the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA; and for Pier 57 Sky-Park in New York City. He currently manages Bronx Point, a waterfront promenade project along the Harlem River in the Bronx that extends Mill Pond Park to the south, creating a new nature walk framed by a renewed native ecosystems, and open access and views to the water.