Harry L. Dodson

Founder, Principal Emeritus

Harry Dodson, FASLA, is a landscape architect and Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, with over twenty-five years of experience in the field of land use planning and design. He founded Dodson Associates (now Dodson & Flinker) in 1986 in Ashfield, Massachusetts. Since then, the firm has established an international reputation in the fields of landscape preservation, town planning, visual assessment, site design, regional planning and limited development. Harry Dodson is co-author of the nationally acclaimed books Dealing with Change in the Connecticut ValleyRural by Design, and the Massachusetts Landscape Inventory.  He has lectured throughout the US, Canada, and Europe and is a recipient of a Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, a Historic Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Merit Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and a Commendation for Design Excellence from the Copley Square International Design Competition. He also received a Planning Award from the New England Chapter of the American Planning Association, a Boston Visions Competition Award from the Boston Society of Architects and a Commendation for Design Excellence from the Spectacle Island Competition. Harry Dodson is founder of the Franklin Land Trust and has assisted the trust with many of its successful open space preservation efforts. He is a 1974 graduate of Harvard College and a 1980 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master’s degree in landscape architecture. Before founding Dodson & Flinker, Harry was chief landscape architect for six years with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management.