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Sustainable Designs for the Modern World

Many factors contribute to my vision of a landscape: training, knowledge, experience, inspiration and principles of design are important, but above all the existing conditions found on the site suggest the final composition.

Stone walls reinforce the curvilinear architecture at Nieman Marcus at The Natick Collection.

What We Do

Residential Design

Let us help you make your property an asset to your lifestyle. Be it a new development or renovation, we can provide creative and cost effective results.

We provide full design, permitting and construction services.  Our planting designs focus on seasonal interests with sustainability and maintenance in mind.


Commercial Design

Enhance the attractiveness, function and efficiency of your business property. We can assist with the renovation of your property or permitting a new development.

Our retail development experience is extensive along ‘The Golden Mile’ in Natick and Framingham. We design and permit facilities for some of the largest auto dealers in New England. We collaborate on Residential Developments for over 55 communities as well as large scale rental housing projects around New England.

Our knowledge of applying Zoning Ordinances facilitates project approvals.


Park & Recreation Design

Park and recreation design and planning is at the core of our practice. We have designed facilities for competition soccer fields and minor league baseball stadiums in Lowell, MA.

Commissions have included two Olmsted Park restorations and the Natick Town Common. Steven was project manager on the SWCP at Copley Place in Boston.

Access design is a specialty. Projects include the first fully accessible Massachusetts State Park at Dunn Pond in Gardner, MA as well as the first fully accessible playground in Lowell.

Our Process

  • Explore
  • Conceptualize
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Implement & Complete

We have discovered that the best designs emerge from a thoughtful and collaborative process that begins with an understanding of client’s goals and integrates those with the realities of each site.

The conceptual design phase is truly a collaborative, creative effort in which we begin to explore preliminary design option. A variety of alternative concepts are created, evaluated and presented to the client for review and feedback. In this phase the refinement of conceptual ideas evolves to form the design foundation. Ideas from concepts can be selectively combined at this point of design process to create the final plan.

During the design development phase, we refine the concept plan. This phase includes the selection of construction material, preliminary cost estimates and working closely with the client as many of the design details are finalized.

Upon acceptance of the final design concept and proposed construction budget, we move to the final phase of the design process. This includes the preparation of plans as necessary, including layout and materials, grading, planting, and any specialty items. If permitting is required from town boards such as Planning, Zoning, Historic, and Conservation Commission, that is completed now prior to project bidding. The final step is this phase is to bid out the project for construction.

Throughout the construction process, we like to participate in overseeing the project to maintain the design integrity. Modification to the design often occurs in the field as the project progress. We work closely with the construction team and the client to see that every detail is properly implemented. We assist the site and planting layout, approve completed work, and review contractor requisitions for payment. It is our goal to ensure that the project is completed on time, on budget, and in a professional manner.