Mr. Perello, a Vice President, Principal and Licensed Landscape Architect at SUBURBAN CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. (SCE), has expertise that lies in the master planning, site design, and construction documentation and administration of public and private facilities that include master plans, parks and recreation facilities, streetscapes and urban plazas, and site plans for commercial, corporate, residential, and institutional facilities.
With over 29 years of experience with both public and private sector clients, Mr. Perello is fully versed in management and design of projects including site analysis, conceptual and final design, design development, graphic renderings, public presentations, construction document preparation and construction site supervision and administration. Prior to joining SCE, Mr. Perello was a Principal and Manager of the Landscape Architecture Department at a national multi-disciplinary engineering firm. Mr. Perello has been instrumental in the preparation of municipal and county wide master plans, the coordination and presentation of public input meetings, and the successful design and project management of noteworthy public spaces and park and recreation facilities. Throughout his experience, Mr. Perello has collaborated in the design, planning and project management of over 400 public facility projects in the NJ, NY and PA region, and has received more than 30 awards for projects recognized for design excellence.
Mr. Perello’s expertise pertaining to site design, landscape architecture and site improvements is demonstrated in his role as project manager and landscape architect for numerous projects throughout the region. Examples of Mr. Perello’s experience in the preparation of the design of facilities include projects such as Boverini Stadium Grandstand & Athletic Fields in Passaic, Trenton Thunder Stadium Lighting Improvements for Mercer County Park Commission, Montclair State University Softball Stadium Renovation, Rowan University Soccer Field and Intramural Athletic Facilities, Oceanport Streetscape Improvements, JJ Braddock Park Athletic Facility & Passive Recreation Area for Hudson County Parks, Roberto Clemente Field in Passaic, the NCAA Tennis Court Facility at The College of NJ, New Brunswick Memorial Stadium Improvements, Lawrence Township High School Athletic Facilities, Irvington High School Stadium Track & Synthetic Turf Fields, Newark Housing Authority Waterfront Complex Soccer Field, Holland Park & Skate Plaza in Elizabeth, Four Seasons Resort Community Golf Course & Recreation Area Design Improvements, Turtle Back Zoo Prehistoric Park in Essex County, Hamilton Field & Running Track in Dover, Hoboken Parks Master Plan Improvements, Passaic Skate Park, Centenary College Soccer Field, Bridgewater Sports Complex Baseball Fields, Ironbound “B” Field Park Improvements in Newark, Morristown Pocket Park, Hanover Park Regional High School District Athletic Facilities, Springwood Park in Asbury Park, Seton Hall University Campus & Athletic Facility Improvements, Georgian Court University Athletic Facilities, Sayen Gardens in Hamilton Township, Burlington County Parks and Open Space Master Plan and more than 400 other park, recreation and athletic facility projects for counties, municipalities, state agencies, boards of education, colleges and universities throughout the northeastern United States.
NJRPA - 2016 Award for Excellence in Design for Maplecrest Skate Park, Maplewood, NJ
Downtown NJ - 2014 Award for Excellence in Design for Washington Street Pocket Park, Morristown, NJ
NJPO - 2014 Achievement in Planning Award, Boverini Stadium Renovation, Passaic, NJ
NJRPA - 2014 Award for Excellence in Design for Holland Park Playground & Skate Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ
NJRPA - 2014 Award for Excellence in Design for Turtle Back Zoo Prehistoric Park, Essex County, NJ
NJASLA – 2009 Merit Award, Design Category – Madison Avenue Park, Hoboken, NJ
NJASLA – 2007 Merit Award, Environmental Enhancement Category – Richard J. Rutkowski Waterfront Park, Bayonne, NJ
NJASLA – 2006 Merit Award, Environmental Enhancement Category - Jerry Morgan Memorial Park
NJASLA – 2005 Merit Award-Burlington County Parks & Open Space Master Plan
NJASLA – 2005 Merit Award- Smithville County Park Floating Walkway, Burlington County, NJ
NJDCA – 2005 Innovative Accessible Recreation Facility Award – Smithville Park Floating Walkway
Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners-2004 for Byron Johnson Park, Upper Freehold, NJ
NJRPA - 2003 Award for Excellence in Design for Jerry Morgan Memorial Park, Long Branch, NJ
Consulting Engineers Council NJ (CECNJ) - 2003 Distinguished Award for Jerry Morgan Memorial Park, City of Long Branch, NJ
NJRPA-2002 Award for Excellence in Design for Manasquan River Reservoir Playground, Monmouth Cty. Park System, Howell, NJ
NJ Concrete & Aggregate Association (NJCAA) – 2002 Merit Award for Creative Design Use of Concrete for Manasquan River Reservoir Playground, Monmouth County Park System, Howell, NJ
NJRPA - 2001 Award for Excellence in Design for Washington Township Amphitheater
Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners - 2000 Award for West End Park, Long Branch
Downtown NJ - 1999 Excellence Award for Perth Amboy Streetscape & Train Station Plaza Improvements, City of Perth Amboy, NJ
NJRPA - 1998 Kinsey Award for Excellence in Design for Marlboro Township Recreation Center
NJRPA - 1998 Kinsey Award for Excellence in Design for Challenge Grove, Camden County Parks.
NJASLA - 1997 Award of Outstanding Professional Achievement - Stevens Institute of Technology River Street Plaza, Hoboken, NJ
Downtown NJ - 1997 Award of Excellence for Highlands Streetscape & Signage Improvements, Borough of Highlands, NJ
NJASLA 1996 Community Assistance Team Project – Jackson Woods, Long Branch, N.J.
NJ Native Plant Society, 1996 - Excellence in Design for the Howard S. Stainton Wildlife Refuge, Ocean City
Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners - 1996 Award - Marlboro Recreation Center
Monmouth County Planning Board - 1996 Award - Marlboro Recreation Center & Amphitheater
NJ Native Plant Society, 1995 - Excellence in Design for the HMDC Public Boat Launch, Secaucus, NJ
“Turtle Back Zoo’s Prehistoric Park Playground,” Landscape Architect & Specifier News, March 2014.
“Irvington High School Stadium Renovation Success Story,” Coach & Athletic Director, March/April 2014.
“Give Us the Greens of Summer” Community Trends, CAI-NJ, May 2011
“Parks & Ramble, Sayen Gardens Transformed” Landscape Architect & Specifier News, July 2006
“Thematic Play Environments – Educational & Interactive, Not Just Fun & Games,” LA & Specifier News, October 2001.
"Playgrounds: 100% Accessibility Can Be Achieved," Parks and Grounds Management, July - August 1997.
Professional Practice for Landscape Architects, Rutgers University, March 2016
NJ Recreation and Parks Association’s 40th Annual Conference, “Proper Maintenance Saves You Money”, March 2015
NJ Association of Counties Conference, “Does Your Facility Need a Facelift? Park Rehabilitation: Concept to Completion” May 2014
NJ Recreation and Parks Association’s 39th Annual Conference, “The Multi-Use Skate Plaza: Designing a Space for Skaters and Public Events”, March 2014
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES) Seminar, “Sustainable Site Design - Incorporating Environmentally Conscious Materials into Facilities”, June 2006
Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) 84th Annual State Convention, “Does Your Township Park Need a Facelift? Park Rehabilitation from Concept to Completion” April 2006
NJ Recreation and Parks Association’s 31st Annual Conference, “Keeping the Green in Your Park System: Ways to Incorporate Environmentally Conscious Materials into Your Park”, March 2006
NJ American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference, “How to Succeed in a Multidisciplinary Design Firm”, Panel Speaker, February 2005
NJ Recreation and Parks Association’s Annual Conference, “Park Rehabilitation - Concept to Completion”, March 2004
PA Recreation & Park Society, 2002 Annual Conference, “Skate Parks, History, Facility Needs, Planning & Design”
NJ Recreation and Parks Association’s 2001 Annual Conference, “Skate Parks, History, Facility Needs, Planning & Design”