Dodson & Flinker welcomes Nate Burgess as our newest Associate. Nate graduated this spring from the University of Virginia with a Master’s in landscape architecture. Prior to moving to the Pioneer Valley, he worked in Washington DC as a trainee with the National Park Service’s Historic American Landscape Survey, documenting the historic Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee, WI.
Landscape history, however, is only one of Nate’s interests in design. His graduate design thesis focused on the development of residential typologies for engineered retreat, a rarely used sea level rise adaptation strategy for developed barrier islands. As part his UVA Kenan Teaching Fellowship, Nate developed a lecture comparing the design approach of UVA’s architect, Thomas Jefferson, with contemporary urban designer Raoul Bunschoten. For his undergraduate honors thesis in Geology, Nate studied the field performance of suburban stormwater retention and detention ponds.
Nate brings his inquisitiveness and broad skillset to Dodson & Flinker, where he looks forward to working toward professional licensure, as well as continuing to build D&F’s coastal land planning and historic preservation portfolio.