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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 […]

On the Boards: Upton Municipal Community Center

    Dodson & Flinker is collaborating with T2 Architecture on a design for 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. Upton’s library is currently located in the nearby […]

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.

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.