Mikal’s path to Landscape Architecture/Architecture

We asked Mikal Malkovich, our new Community Design and Planning Intern, a series of questions about his path to Landscape Architecture/Architecture, and this is what he shared with us: “As long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by physical space and how the composition of materials, sounds and organisms combine to define individual […]

Mikal Malkovich becomes Dodson & Flinker’s Community Design and Planning Intern

Earlier this year, Mikal Malkovich joined the Dodson & Flinker team as our Community Design and Planning Intern. Mikal studied Environmental Science and Sustainability as an undergraduate student at Pitzer College in Southern California. He also worked for several years in exhibition design and operations at a non-profit arts center in San Francisco that specialized […]

Westfield School Construction Underway

D&F provided the site design for a new elementary school in Westfield, MA.  The bustling construction site is now 50% complete and we visited to check on the progress. It was exciting to see the framework for the future K-1 playground courtyard with huge windows to connect the indoor and outdoor spaces. Team: Caolo & […]

Welcoming Shaine Meulmester to the Dodson & Flinker team

​ We are pleased to announce that in late 2023, Shaine Meulmester joined Dodson & Flinker as an Associate Planner. Having worked previously as both a landscape designer and planner, she brings experience working on projects ranging from site-sensitive residential landscape design in coastal California to environmental permitting for large-scale infrastructure projects. Shaine holds an […]

Tree tagging!

Dodson & Flinker is part of the design team for major renovation of the Parsons House dormitory at Smith College. Nate Burgess visited Northern Nurseries in September with the Chief Arborist at Smith College Botanic Garden, as well as landscape contractor Spring Valley Landscape, to select trees for the project. The visit included great discussion […]

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

Mt. Tom Trailhead Park Ribbon Cutting

This month, community members, city and state officials celebrated a ribbon cutting for the new Mt. Tom North Trailhead, designed by Dodson & Flinker. After years of anticipation, we are excited to see this landscape bringing joy to visitors! ​

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 […]

On the Boards: Mt Tom Trailhead Park Design Development

Dodson & Flinker completed the schematic design for a new park on the lower slope of Mount Tom in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and is currently working on the next phases of design, permitting, and construction documentation. The park will include a parking area, a 2,000 foot accessible trail, a meadow-shrubland restoration area, an overlook, and trailheads […]

On the Boards: Upton Community Center Design Development

Dodson & Flinker is collaborating with T2 Architecture on the design for a library and community center for the town of Upton, MA. This project builds off of a village center plan that Dodson & Flinker completed in 2019. That project, which included extensive community participation, identified the preferred location for the Community Center and […]

Elizabeth Taber Statue Unveiled

Since 2019, Dodson & Flinker has been working for the Sippican Historical Society to design park improvements for Bicentennial Park in Marion, MA. The project provides a gathering space and sculpture commemorating the life and works of local benefactress Elizabeth Taber. Dodson & Flinker’s design consists of a new stabilized stone dust path and gathering […]

East Hampton, NY, Residents Discuss Coastal Resilience Strategies

Dodson & Flinker recently hosted the second workshop in a series of workshops with the Town of East Hampton, New York, as part of its Coastal Assessment and Resiliency Plan (CARP). The workshop was conducted through Zoom due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. D&F is collaborating with coastal engineers GZA Geoenvironmental, Inc. and Coastal Ocean […]

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 […]

On the Boards: Upton Municipal Community Center

    Dodson & Flinker is collaborating with T2 Architecture on the design of a library and community center for the town of Upton, MA. The new building will provide needed community gathering space in the heart of Upton’s center, adjacent to the town’s playground and ballfields. This project builds off of a village center […]

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.

East Hampton Hamlets Study

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.