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“Questioning the social importance of lawn may lead to some interesting conversations and perhaps some heated disagreements, but this book is not the place for that debate. In contrast, the gargantuan amounts of energy consumed by the construction and care of lawns is clear to all, and beyond dispute. And that is the subject of 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.