After working in the green infrastructure industry for several years at a New York City-based not-for-profit organization, brothers Eric and Mark Dalski realized they shared a deep interest in green roofs and their potential to literally and figuratively change the landscape of New York City.
In 2009, before green roofs were recognized and endorsed as a cost-effective approach to creating healthier cities and waterways, the Dalski brothers took their passion and founded Highview Creations, named after the street where they grew up. Since then, the company has grown with the help of its dedicated team to become the premier green roof design-build firm in New York City.
Meet Our Team
Our team of hardworking designers, horticulturalists, ecologists, and craftspeople are committed to delivering beautiful, high-quality green roofs and rooftop gardens. We take pride in our honest work and aim to form long-lasting relationships with every client.
Eric Dalski is founder and partner at Highview Creations and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. With ten years of experience, he has installed many green roofs, vertical gardens, and stormwater capture systems throughout New York City. Eric received his B.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Washington College, holds an M.B.A. from Fordham University, and a certificate from the EICES program at Columbia University. He is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute for the Green Infrastructure Certificate Program, as well as co-chair of the S.W.I.M. coalition’s Green Roof Working Group.
Mark Dalski is a partner of Highview Creations, and is also the Lead Research and Development Officer for all projects. He has developed, designed, and constructed dozens of green roofs and vertical gardens along with other stormwater management projects. His technical knowledge in ecological engineering, construction, along with his experience in troubleshooting, logistics, and resourcefulness prove him to be at the top of the industry. He is an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute’s Green Infrastructure Certificate Program.
Erik Facteau is a biologist and environmental planner, and acts as a Project Manager at Highview Creations. He holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry. Erik has extensive knowledge of environmental monitoring systems, and has completed many plant-based studies in academia and in the “real-world”. His work has instilled a strong passion in creating natural systems in the urban environment. These interests and his love of the outdoors were brewed during his yearly visits to the Adirondacks on hiking and fishing excursions.
Peter Spartos is an ecologist and environmental scientist with over 6 years of experience planning, designing, and implementing green infrastructure and stormwater capture technologies in New York City. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science and Ecological Design from the University of Vermont’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Peter has a rich understanding of ecological principles and processes that he applies to Highview’s diverse projects.
GRP, Program Director
Anne is a certified Green Roof Professional with experience in the green roof industry since 2011. She hails from Boston where she honed her skills in organizational development at Recover Green Roofs, a design/build firm. Anne is passionate about systems, whether they involve plants, communities, or growing teams. At Highview, Anne oversees the day-to-day company operations and helps guide effective leadership while promoting sustainable company growth. Outside of work, she is an active member of both the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Carlton Bears Community Garden in Fort Greene.
Manager of Horticulture and Maintenance
Chris is a horticulturist and naturalist with over 7 years of experience managing plants in public parks, gardens, and wilderness areas. Most recently, Chris worked as a gardener at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. His experience working in habitat restoration allows him to bring an ecosystem-level perspective to green roofs and managed landscapes. With a particular interest in insect diversity, Chris is fascinated by the ways that inviting wildness into the city can enrich the urban landscape. His writings on the value of wilderness have been published in various blogs and literary journals.
Robyn joined Highview in the summer of 2016. She holds both a Master of Landscape Architecture Degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) and a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from West Chester University. Before pursuing her Master’s Degree, she spent time working in native plant nurseries and as a wholesale grower of native perennials, grasses, and ferns. She is extremely passionate about blending ecology and design to create resilient and beautiful plant communities. She is especially interested in the role of plant communities in the urban environment to increase biodiversity and provide ecosystem services.
Jonathan is a landscape designer with a background in graphic design. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) and a Bachelor of Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz. After spending 5 years in the graphic design space, Jonathon decided to pursue a career in landscape architecture to build upon his background and passion in design. He is particularly interested in the intersection of design, ecology and community in the urban environment.
Ross joins Highview as a landscape architect who has designed, built, and maintained high-end residential gardens in Manhattan for the past two decades. Ross holds a BLA from University of Arizona, and a MLA from the University of Minnesota with a minor in applied ecology. He authored a thesis titled “Suburban Residents’ Perception of Wildlife Habitat in Their Yards.” For over seventeen years, Martin has been curator for La Plaza Cultural Armando Perez community garden and park on the Lower East Side creating a regenerative urban model. Ross is proud to collaborate with Highview Creations to promote more horticulturally diverse and sustainable landscapes.
Highview Creations believes the integration of green roofs into urban settings provides local ecologies that act as natural systems to create a healthier New York City. Our team brings integrity, innovation, and knowledge to every project from start to finish.
Highview Creations transforms vacant rooftops and cityscapes into beautiful, ecologically productive, and natural systems.
We see existing infrastructure as a platform to integrate living systems and the benefits they provide to create a healthier urban environment.
We understand the importance of green infrastructure and natural systems in our cities, and strive to develop each project with integrity and determination to create the best possible product for our clients.