News

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.

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.

On the Boards: Thousand Islands Regional Assessment

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.

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.

Wright-Locke Farm: Part II

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.

On the Boards: Maquan Elementary School

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

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.

On the Boards: South Hadley Plains School

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

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.