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Jennie Abbott, Associate and Marketing Coordinator »
Jennie has been with Stephen Stimson Associates for ten years. She enjoys the fast-paced nature of the studio and is responsible for all office management, project organization and marketing. She shares a love of construction projects with her husband, Tom, who is a contractor. When Jennie is not keeping the studio running, she can be found cooking and playing with her many grandchildren.
Christopher Buccino, Associate »
Christopher received his Master's degree in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and his Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida, where he received an ASLA Merit Award. He joined SSA in 2008 and his design experience spans all scales and project types, from Phil Hardberger Park in San Antonio, Texas to Northeast Harbor, a private residence on Mount Desert Island in Maine. His ongoing research with the Harvard GSD Urban Theory Lab investigates the general process of urbanization at the planetary scale to reveal social, political and environmental scenarios. These research inquiries inform radical design concepts, strategies and projects, which he pursues at SSA.
Stephen Carrolla »
Stephen received a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Having practiced in New York and Boston prior to joining SSA, he brings with him a knowledge and passion for ecological design and horticulture along with an ability to work at diverse scales ranging from the local to the international level. His particular interests include urban public spaces, water resource management and human centered design that promotes community and ecological sustainability.
Dede Clark, Financial Director »
Dede has been with Stephen Stimson Associates since 1992, having assisted the firm in becoming incorporated. With over 20 years of experience, Dede continues to provide SSA with excellence in accounting, billing and overall fiscal management.
Ezaz Endo »
Ezaz is an aspiring Landscape Architect currently completing his BLA from Northeastern University. As a co-op student at SSA he is assisting on a variety of projects within the office, translating both scale and type. His key interest lies between the realm of landscape design and urban planning. Ezaz is most intrigued by transitional urban conditions and how they provide a unique platform for both human occupation and natural ecologies.
Terence J. Fitzpatrick »
Terry holds a post-professional Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is especially interested in urban ecological systems and is devoted to making landscapes that are experientially rich, inclusive, and expressive of culture and place. Terry enjoys many outdoor activities from fly fishing, hiking, and skiing to exploring public spaces, landscape photography, and watercolor painting. His passion for the outdoors has cultivated a sensitivity to how landscape is experienced and subsequently designed, through effects on atmosphere and spatial character, down to those of the smallest detail.
Adrian J. Flores »
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona, and graduated in 2012 with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was a President Scholar during his time at RISD and was awarded the ASLA Graduate Merit Award for his thesis work on the Salton Sea. Adrian has a strong interest in how landscape zones that are labeled as 'unfit', can continue to build on our sense of place.
Julia Frederick »
Julia earned an MLA at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a BA at Yale. Her work for SSA engages a passion for sharing the beauty and value of living systems. From perennial gardens to green stormwater infrastructure, Julia seeks to integrate user experience, habitat and hydrology. Recent work includes a Northeastern University project and adaptive reuse of a historic complex. In her free time she roams New England, birdwatching, identifying native plants and foraging for edibles.
Laura Gomez »
Laura holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. Prior to joining SSA in spring 2013, Laura worked in offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area on projects ranging from large-scale international master planning to intimate woodland gardens. Laura believes in the regenerative power of design and its ability to enhance community, social engagement, and the perception of our everyday environments. She looks forward to unpacking these explorations at all scales and venues of practice.
Sean Kline »
Sean received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with honors from Northeastern University in 2016. Through the unique co-op program, Sean was afforded the opportunity to work for numerous award-winning design practices both in Boston and Cambridge while earning his degree. Outside of studio, Sean competed on the school’s cycling team which directly translates into his enjoyment of exploring landscapes from the perspective brought on two wheels. Before his move to the city, Sean lived in the Catskill Mountains of New York where he developed an appreciation for the dramatic seasonal character shifts of an agrarian landscape. He looks forward to furthering this appreciation while experiencing all of New England’s seasons, both through his extracurricular exploration and through expressing the essence of these seasonal shifts in his work.
Sara Lawrence »
Sara received her Master's in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2012, and a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. After working as an artist and production designer in Los Angeles, Sara pursued a graduate degree to develop skills to design immersive environments characterized by phenomenon and ephemera that exist longer than the sets and art pieces she had previously created.
Michael Lindquist »
Michael studied biology at Humboldt State University before earning a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Michael's sense for landscape design is shaped by years of working in gardens, plant nurseries, and museums. Originally from the redwoods of northern California, he looks forward to exploring the unique culture and ecology of New England.
Joude Mabsout »
Joude received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the American University of Beirut. Prior to joining SSA Joude worked on projects in Beirut and Spain, ranging from small installations and gardens, to large-scale parks and masterplans. She received an Honorary Mention for one of her studio projects at the 9th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, and has participated in several conferences and workshops including the Venice Biennale in 2014. Joude is passionate about analyzing the relationship between people and place, and believes that landscape is the primary tool to bring forth the most harmonious scape to balance both the built and natural for social means.
Edward Marshall, Principal »
Edward Marshall holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has over twenty years experience in all aspects of landscape architecture from conceptual design to implementation. As a Principal at Stephen Stimson Associates, Edward has been responsible for a range of projects for academic, institutional and residential clients. Prior to joining the firm, Edward was the Corporate Landscape Architect for IBM Corporation, working with a design team of Architects and Engineers reviewing IBM projects worldwide.
Christopher Miczek »
Chris earned his Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture in 2011 from the University of Rhode Island. Upon graduation, he received a RIASLA Merit Award for his student work. Following school, Chris worked for several years for a world leading tree care company where he worked primarily on the preservation of large existing trees on new construction sites in and around Boston. Chris has a passion for working on projects that allow him to incorporate renewable energy into existing historic landscapes.
David Nielsen »
David received his Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his Bachelor of Science from Worcester State University in 2009. In 2012 he was recipient of the Helen Hackney McColl Award and the Rhode Island Builder's Association's Dagata Scholarship. David's interests include the relationships between varying scales of space and the influence of culture and time on the landscape.
Chomyong Riley, Senior Associate »
Chomyong Riley has been practicing landscape architecture since 2004, and joined SSA in 2007. Her experience in the field covers design in both Asia and North East America. Her main interest is in understanding the psychology of human behavior in relation to the construction and design process.
Milee Pradhan, Senior Associate »
Milee holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She also holds a Bachelors of Architecture from the Institute of Engineering in Kathmandu, Nepal and has completed graduate coursework in Interior Design from Boston Architectural College. Prior to joining SSA, Milee has worked in various architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firms in Boston. As a designer, she is passionate about the ability of landscape architecture to bring social, cultural and economic transformation to a community.
Lauren Stimson, Principal »
Lauren holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and studied theater and geology at Bates College. She received an ASLA Merit Award for her graduate work and is a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of Maine. She has a deep love for New England where she was raised, and an interest in the overlap between the built environment and the rural landscape, especially as it relates to historic villages and farms. Drawing and painting are a way for her to document the character of ordinary remnants and site patterns. She learns a great deal about plants from her garden and finds great comfort and happiness in cooking. She currently oversees Charbrook Studio and Nursery, in Princeton, MA at the base of Brown Hill and Mount Wachusett.
Stephen Stimson, FASLA, Principal and Owner »
Born and raised on a dairy farm, Stephen Stimson's agrarian heritage has inspired and shaped the landscapes he has created across New England and the country. He received his education from the University of Massachusetts and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has been practicing landscape architecture for over twenty years, founding the firm in 1992. His work has been widely recognized with numerous awards from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects. He has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has lectured and served on design juries at the University of Massachusetts, Rhode Island School of Design and Roger Williams University. Stephen was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2004 for his outstanding achievements in the field of landscape architecture. For the past five years he has been cultivating Charbrook Nursery for project use and field research related to native plant propagation, collected species, planted form and soil specifications.
Garrett Stone »
Garrett holds a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. He graduated in 2012 and received the ASLA Student Honor Award for his undergraduate design work. Garrett's great appreciation for food led him to pursue farming and restaurant ownership prior to earning his degree. Through agriculture and food production he has developed an interest in the intimate reciprocal relationship between humans and their environment.
Ryosuke Takahashi »
Ryosuke received his Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University in 2016. Prior to moving to the United States, he studied Bio-environmental Science at University of Tokyo achieving a Bachelor of Agriculture. Ryosuke has over 5 years’ experience as a landscape designer in Tokyo, having worked on a variety of projects that encompass public parks, pedestrian bridges and signage. Ryosuke has a keen interest in how landscape architecture can help mediate the impacts of natural disasters and continues to participate in research on design applications specific to earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan.
Greg Tuzzolo, Senior Associate »
Greg has nine years of diverse experience in landscape architecture, planning and construction. Through his work at SSA, Greg seeks to optimize the relationship between design, engineering and sustainability to create landscapes that are enduring and purposeful. His current work includes project management and design of major campus projects at Harvard, Northeastern and MIT. Greg holds an MLA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a BA from Wesleyan University, and is a licensed Landscape Architect in Massachusetts, and New York State.
Glen Valentine, Principal »
Glen has a particular interest in exploring the expressive and sculptural potential of landform as it relates to unique programs and environmental conditions. As a registered landscape architect, Glen brings to SSA fifteen years of experience prior to joining the firm in 2008. His work includes award winning campus and institutional master plans, public parks and private residences. He received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and a BA from Haverford College where his studies focused on the history of art and architecture.
Joe Wahler, Principal »
Joe joined SSA in the summer of 2005 and is a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of Connecticut. Joe's recent projects include private residences in New England, the Mid Atlantic, and Prince Edward Island Canada, a master plan for the restoration of Forest Park in Lake Forest Illinois, and an anticipated LEED Platinum Headquarters for Parks & People in the Baltimore, Maryland's historic Druid Hill Park. Joe received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University in 2001 and a Bachelor's of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1998. Joe was awarded the Merit for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture from the ASLA in 2001.