News from 2013

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.