Verru Design is a Brooklyn-based design practice which focuses on advancing the design
of landscapes through community-based research, cataloging, and archiving human
interaction with the natural world.
Our landscapes – interior and exterior – contextualize the
culture and community in which they are positioned. Our research and design
portfolio reflects a range of projects, from urban streetscapes and
residential backyards to speculative, rural restorations. In close
collaboration with the client, Verru designs landscapes that promote
sustainable living and holistic thinking.
Damon Arrington is a Landscape Designer whose work bridges science and architecture with art and community. Damon obtained a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the City College of New York where he was a scholar for the J. Max Center for Inclusion and Equity. His notable architecture projects include The Hills on Governors Island, Jamaica Bay Restoration Project and park spaces for The New York Housing Authority. His recent research and design intervention work in West Virginia's 'Chemical Valley' gained him an American Society of Landscape Architecture Honor Award. He currently teaches Landscape Design at New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx and at Cornell University.
Corwin Green is an educator, and Communication Designer, whose foci are the transformational aspects of design thinking and how collective power is created in design and art. A Creative Director, he is fascinated by brand development and engagement, the function and dysfunction of cities, and the ways space can be augmented and manipulated. A Massachusetts native, he earned an MFA from the Pratt Institute. He has been at faculty member at Pratt, Parson’s School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts, and a critic at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.