Noah Demarest AIA, RLA, LEED AP


Noah is a licensed and registered Architect and Landscape Architect as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. Noah grew up in Ithaca and the surrounding area since the age of two. He attended Cornell University’s School of Human Ecology where he earned a Bachelors degree in Design and Environmental Analysis with a focus on human factors, interior design and facility planning. Noah continued at Cornell to earn a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture with a focus on recreational facility design, the use of digital media in the design process, and sustainable design.

Noah has taken an unconventional path to architecture having worked as an independent graphic and website designer, project architect, and a senior landscape architect. He has managed projects of all scales from large master plans of nearly 500 acres to the design of single family homes, pavilions or a single park bench.

After running his own design company for 7 years, Noah relocated to Providence, RI in 2005 to join the nationally recognized Union Studio Architects (formerly Donald Powers Architects) where he focused his talents on traditional neighborhood design and affordable housing projects in New England. In two years at Union Studio, Noah worked as a project manager and job captain leading the production of drawings from schematic design through construction documents for dozens of housing units in urban infill and new mixed-use neighborhood plans. In 2007, Noah returned to Ithaca to join Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects LLP, one of central New York’s premier landscape architecture and campus planning firms. From 2007 to 2012, Noah played a role in over one hundred campus, park, trail, and urban design projects from Buffalo to Albany.

Today, Noah leads the design of campus and municipal projects as well the design of single and multi-family homes. He also continues to provide graphic and web design services, he is an adjunct lecturer at Cornell University, teaches professional workshops for both Autodesk Revit and Sketchup, sits on the City of Ithaca Conservation Advisory Council, and tirelessly renovates his home in the wonderful “old urban” Fall Creek Neighborhood.