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“Plants matter, and no one has articulated their role in conserving energy in our landscapes better than Susan Reed. Energy-wise Landscape Design is a comprehensive yet unusually readable review of the whys and wherefores of designing ecologically responsible landscapes. If you are looking for easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint while helping to sustain the ecosystems that sustain you, read this book.”

StepsSusan Reed

Landscape Architecture

Designing home landscapes to be: • Ecologically rich • Comfortably livable • Energy efficient • Inviting to wildlife • Naturally beautiful.

Services

I specialize in residential landscape design, primarily in western Massachusetts and nearby regions. I welcome small and moderate-sized design projects as well as larger master-planning projects. In every case, I work personally with each client and am directly responsible for all communication, mapping, design ideas and illustrations.

Because home surroundings are so important in our lives, and because the art of residential design is complex on so many levels – aesthetic, psychological, social, technical, ecological, legal and emotional – this work is endlessly fascinating and deeply rewarding.

2-IMG 0019My goal as a designer is to create landscapes that are not just beautiful but also comfortably livable, ecologically-rich and energy-efficient. You can find more about my unique approach to design in the “Philosophy” page of this website.

I provide the following services:

You can also read here about a typical design process.