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“Sue Reed's book amounts to a conversation with the author who gently but inevitably convinces us to integrate thoughts about energy into all our concepts of action and beauty. She brilliantly focuses on the what and why of designing landscapes for the needs of users in the 21st century. Her poetic conclusive paragraphs should be required reading for all, and especially for landscape architects and designers.”

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.