Eli Bloch joins Dodson & Flinker

Dodson & Flinker is happy to welcome Eli Bloch as an Associate Planner. Previously, Eli worked as an Associate Planner for the City of Easthampton and as a Planning Intern for the City of Chicopee. He holds a B.S. in Sustainable Food and Farming from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a M.S. in Ecological […]

Helena Farrell joins Dodson & Flinker

Dodson & Flinker welcomes Helena Farrell to the team. Helena holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a BA in Cultural Geography and Sustainable Human Habitat from the University of Massachusetts. Before joining Dodson & Flinker, she has worked in a range of professional teaching, planning, and design roles building expertise in regenerative landscape design, […]

Shaw Elementary School Open!

Shaw Elementary School opened this fall to students, as work continues on Phase II and III of the project, which includes play areas and new ballfields.  The children are already enjoying recess and outdoor education in the constructed outdoor classroom spaces. Outdoor Classroom & Amphitheater Seating Waterwheel/Wetland Classroom Pollinator Walk

Lee Jennings joins Dodson & Flinker

Dodson & Flinker welcomes Lee Jennings as a senior associate landscape architect.  Lee is a licensed landscape architect with more than ten years of experience in design, planning, and construction.  Before joining Dodson & Flinker, she was an integral part of Jordan Honeyman Landscape Architecture in Washington, DC, contributing to a range of projects including […]

Eliot Tower Stabilized Stone Dust Paving Installed

The first phase of construction at Eliot Tower and Memorial Bridge is complete, after hardscape construction by Lawrence Lynch Corporation and erosion control seeding by MON Landscaping in summer and fall 2021. These early 20th century structures at the DCR-managed Great Blue Hill Reservation are part of a larger loop trail constructed as a memorial […]

Marion Town House Ribbon Cutting

On Saturday, November 6, Town Officials and leaders from the Sippican Historical Society celebrated a ribbon-cutting for work completed in 2021 at the Town House in Marion, MA. This Italianate structure–built in the 19th century with funds from local businesswoman Elizabeth Taber–once housed the Tabor Academy and now serves as town offices. D&F’s involvement in […]

Jack Sweeney-Taylor joins Dodson & Flinker

Dodson & Flinker welcomes Jack Sweeney-Taylor as an associate planner. Prior to joining our team, Jack worked as a middle school teacher in western Massachusetts and New York City, which informed his interest in collaborative decision-making processes to address housing, economic development, and access to urban green space. Jack grew up in eastern Massachusetts and […]

Aishwarya Kulkarni joins Dodson & Flinker

Dodson & Flinker welcomes Aishwarya Kulkarni as an associate planner. Prior to joining us, Aishwarya worked with non-profit community development organizations to support their economic justice agenda. At school, her studio projects focused on creating resilient spaces. She also brings over two years of architectural experience prior to graduate school in residential, institutional, and interior design projects. As a […]

Zoning diagram illustrating techniques for building massing

Northampton Adopts Two-Family Zoning

Northampton’s City Council adopted innovative zoning to allow two-family houses by-right throughout the City. Dodson & Flinker supported the City’s efforts by drafting the zoning, providing code graphics, documenting the historic patterns of two-family houses throughout the City, and holding a focus group with local architects and developers. The new zoning will expand housing opportunities–a […]

Irwin M. Jacobs School Receives William W. Caudill Citation for Excellence in Educational Design and Architecture

We are excited and honored to announce that the Irwin M. Jacobs School in New Bedford, MA was awarded the 2019 William W. Caudill Citation by American School & University’s Architectural Portfolio, a designation indicating the top submission for newly-designed Pre K-12 schools nationwide. Dodson & Flinker collaborated with Turowski2 Architects on the school, which serves […]

Swansea Town Beach Master Plan Under Construction

Construction is underway for a new bath house and lifeguard building on Swansea, MA’s Town Beach, part of a beachfront revitalization project that Dodson & Flinker worked on with Stephen Kelleher Architects. The master plan was accepted by the Town in October of 2014, and several elements have already been implemented, including beach nourishment, dune […]

Elizabeth Taber Library holds grand opening

  The Town of Marion, MA celebrated the opening of the renovated Elizabeth Taber Library this Memorial Day with a grand reopening ceremony and ribbon cutting. Dodson & Flinker collaborated with Turowski2 Architecture on the project, which included a new ADA-accessible entrance for the 19th-century building, as well as custom stone work and new garden […]

On The Boards: Shaw Elementary School

Dodson & Flinker is collaborating with T2 Architecture on the design of a new campus for Millbury, MA’s Raymond E. Shaw Elementary School, which will serve 550 students in grades 3-6. The project is now in the final stages of schematic design under the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) program. Dodson & Flinker’s proposed design […]

Dodson & Flinker wins 2019 BSLA Award for Montauk Hamlet Master Plan

Dodson & Flinker’s “Montauk Hamlet Master Plan” was recognized at the 2019 BSLA Awards Gala in May with a Merit Award in the Analysis and Planning category. Montauk’s master plan was one of a series Dodson & Flinker completed to envision the economic future of each of East Hampton, New York’s five hamlets. Its pristine […]

Our New Office

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.

Dan Shaw Joins Dodson & Flinker

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.

D&F Coastal Resilience Projects

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.

Minuteman Crossing Wins WMAIA Honor Award

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 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.

Nate Burgess Joins Dodson & Flinker

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

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

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.