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Our New Office

Our New Office

September 23, 2016

After more than thirty years in Ashfield, MA, Dodson & Flinker has moved to a new location.  Our new address is Suite 101, 40 Main Street, Florence MA 01062.  

East Hampton Hamlets Study

East Hampton Hamlets Study

June 6, 2016

Residents of East Hampton, Long Island recently participated in a series of charrettes led by Dodson & Flinker as part of the East Hampton Hamlets Study.

Wenjie Liu Joins Dodson & Flinker

Wenjie Liu Joins Dodson & Flinker

October 5, 2015

Dodson & Flinker welcomes Wenjie Liu as our newest Associate.  Wenjie finished her Master’s of Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May.

Dan Shaw Joins Dodson & Flinker

Dan Shaw Joins Dodson & Flinker

September 28, 2015

Dodson & Flinker welcomes Dan Shaw as an associate landscape designer. Prior to joining us, Dan worked as a designer in the Pacific Northwest on projects that integrated public space and ecological restoration. Dan holds a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington and a Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts.

Plains Elementary School Landscape Taking Shape

Plains Elementary School Landscape Taking Shape

September 7, 2015

Plains Elementary School is set to welcome students to a new building for the fall 2015 semester. D&F designed the surrounding landscape and “nature play” area on a team led by Jones Whitsett Architects.

Hannigan Elementary School Begins Design Development

Hannigan Elementary School Begins Design Development

September 1, 2015

Working with a design team led by T2 architects, D&F has been working with the Town of New Bedford to explore options for a replacement to John Hannigan Elementary School.

D&F Coastal Resilience Projects

D&F Coastal Resilience Projects

August 1, 2015

In 2015, D&F has had the opportunity to work with a number of local governments and non-profits to improve the resilience and accessibility of southeastern Massachusetts’ coastal landscape.

New Bedford Form-Based Code Charrette

New Bedford Form-Based Code Charrette

July 31, 2015

In July 2015, D&F helped lead a week-long design charrette in New Bedford, MA, with Brovitz Community Planning and Design and the Principle Group.

Farmington Center Visioning

Farmington Center Visioning

April 30, 2015

Over a period of three days in March, several hundred Farmington residents participated in a charrette led by Dodson & Flinker and Mullin Associates.

Minuteman Crossing Wins WMAIA Honor Award

Minuteman Crossing Wins WMAIA Honor Award

December 5, 2014

On Thursday, Dodson & Flinker, Inc. was pleased to accept an Honor Award from the Western Massachusetts chapter of The American Institute of Architects for the Minuteman Crossing plaza at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Deb Tacy joins D&F as office manager

Deb Tacy joins D&F as office manager

September 18, 2014

Deb Tacy recently joined D&F as office manager.  A 35-year native of Ashfield, MA, Deb returned to school at age 38 to pursue a degree in accounting and certification in tax preparation. Deb is also a 2005 graduate of New York Institute of Photography, and her work has been published in Smithsonian magazine.  She has been a "working professional on the side" for many years.

Under Construction:  Plains Elementary School, South Hadley, MA

Under Construction:  Plains Elementary School, South Hadley, MA

June 20, 2014

Site clearing began last week for Plains Elementary School, a new public school in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Dodson & Flinker collaborated with Jones Whitsett Architects on the school design.

Nate Burgess wins 2014 Surburbia Transformed Visionary Project Award

Nate Burgess wins 2014 Surburbia Transformed Visionary Project Award

June 4, 2014

A project by Associate Nathan Burgess has won the "Visionary Project" award from the Suburbia Transformed 3.0 Design Competition.

On the Boards:  Thousand Islands Regional Assessment

On the Boards:  Thousand Islands Regional Assessment

May 20, 2014

The Thousand Island region is hoping to become designated as a New York State Scenic Area of Statewide Significance (SASS). Dodson & Flinker, Inc., is helping the process by working with local stakeholders to formally evaluate the scenic resources and character of the area.  

Harry Dodson Talks Urban River Restoration in Shaoxing, China

Harry Dodson Talks Urban River Restoration in Shaoxing, China

April 2, 2014

Harry Dodson just returned from a conference in Shaoxing, China, where he gave a presentation and worked with a group of Chinese and American professionals and academics to help generate ideas about urban river restoration in the city. 

Nate Burgess Receives CELA Outstanding Paper Award

Nate Burgess Receives CELA Outstanding Paper Award

March 27, 2014

At the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) 2014 conference, Associate Nate Burgess was recognized along with three collaborators for their 2013 paper New Beach Designs as Urban Adaptation to Sea Level Rise.” 

Turners Falls Livability Plan Receives Award from the American Planning Association-MA Chapter

Turners Falls Livability Plan Receives Award from the American Planning Association-MA Chapter

December 11, 2013

The Downtown Turners Falls Livability Plan received a Planning Award from the APA-Massachusetts Chapter, which recognizes projects for their innovation, quality, transferability, implementation, and comprehensiveness. The Plan provides a basis for decision-making and offers a concise action plan to achieve community goals for future sustainable development.

Streetscape Recommendation from D&F’s Livability Plan for Downtown Turners Falls to be Built

Streetscape Recommendation from D&F’s Livability Plan for Downtown Turners Falls to be Built

October 9, 2013

The town of Montague, village of Turners Falls, has issued an RFP for the “Avenue A Streetscape Enhancement Project,” one of the site-specific recommendations included in the Livability Plan prepared by Dodson & Flinker in June 2013.

Nate Burgess Joins Dodson & Flinker

Nate Burgess Joins Dodson & Flinker

September 17, 2013

Dodson & Flinker welcomes Nate Burgess as our newest Associate.  Nate graduated this spring from the University of Virginia with a Master's degree 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.

Jennifer Masters Joins the Dodson & Flinker Team

Jennifer Masters Joins the Dodson & Flinker Team

June 18, 2013

The firm is happy to welcome Jennifer Masters as a new associate. Jennifer recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Masters in landscape architecture, where her research was focused on the intersection of theory and practice relative to the social aspects of urban open space design.

Final Livability Plan for Turners Falls Submitted

Final Livability Plan for Turners Falls Submitted

June 11, 2013

The final report, Downtown Turners Falls Livability Plan, available in its entirety on the Town of Montague website, has been submitted. Dodson & Flinker worked hand in hand with residents and village planners of Turners Falls to prepare a final report consisting of a comprehensive analysis, vision plan, design recommendations, and revitalization strategies.

Wright-Locke Farm: Part II

Wright-Locke Farm: Part II

March 28, 2013

In 2007, the last pre-revolutionary farm in the inner Boston suburbs was about to be turned into a 300-unit apartment complex when the Town of Winchester stepped in, acquired the property and hired Dodson & Flinker and a team of consultants to develop an alternative strategy for the historic site. This winter the town re-engaged Dodson & Flinker to futher analyze development scenarios relative to the potential visual and environmental impacts on this sensitive site.

Turners Falls Livability Plan in Process

Turners Falls Livability Plan in Process

March 26, 2013

We are thrilled to be working with the town of Montague on a Livability Plan for Downtown Turners Falls. 

On the Boards: Maquan Elementary School

On the Boards: Maquan Elementary School

March 26, 2013

Dodson & Flinker is collaborating with T2 Architecture on the design of a new public elementary school (pre-K through 5th grade) in Hanson, Massachusetts. The project is currently wrapping up schematic design under the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) program.

Farm & Forest Report Published

Farm & Forest Report Published

November 27, 2012

We are pleased to annouce the publication of Community Guidance to Maintain Working Farms and Forests, a report for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Dodson & Flinker collaborated with Horsley Witten Group and the American Farmland Trust to author the report. 

Under Construction: Westfield Model Elementary School

Under Construction: Westfield Model Elementary School

August 28, 2012

Site demolition began this week for a new public elementary school that will serve 600 students in downtown Westfield, Massachusetts. Dodson & Flinker collaborated with Margo Jones Architects on the design of the new school.

On the Boards: South Hadley Plains School

On the Boards: South Hadley Plains School

July 11, 2012

Dodson & Flinker is collaborating with Margo Jones Architects on the design of a new early learning center (pre-K through 1st grade) in South Hadley. The project is currently wrapping up schematic design under the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) program.

Under Construction: Bechtel Environmental Classroom

Under Construction: Bechtel Environmental Classroom

June 13, 2012

The Bechtel Environmental Classroom is an ecological learning center for a range of disciplines at Smith College. The proposed 2,300 square foot classroom building is being planned and designed under the rules of the Living Building Challenge, a green building standard more stringent than LEED.

Rachel Loeffler Joins Dodson & Flinker Team

Rachel Loeffler Joins Dodson & Flinker Team

June 4, 2012

Dodson & Flinker is pleased to welcome Rachel Loeffler to our team as Senior Associate. Rachel joins us with over twelve years of design experience. Trained as both an architect and a landscape architect, she is well-versed at leading and contributing to a range of multi-disciplinary projects inclusive of large scale parks, brownfield remediation, waterfronts, campuses, green infrastructure, courtyards, and healing environments.

A Vision for Exeter Earns BLSA Award

A Vision for Exeter Earns BLSA Award

March 29, 2012

Dodson & Flinker has won a merit award in the Landscape Analysis and Planning category from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for the project and report A Vision for Exeter. Peter Flinker will receive the award at the 2012 BSLA Gala in Boston on April 26th.