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 & […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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.