SSA Holiday Party

This month SSA gathered as a team and a family to celebrate the holiday season and the year’s end. Wishing everyone good health, happiness, and peace for the new year ahead!

JULY 2017


At the height of the summer, SSA gathered with friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate the projects, places, and—most importantly—the people that have shaped the firm over the last 25 years. Since its beginnings on Cape Cod in 1992, Stephen Stimson Associates has grown from a local firm specializing in residential design to a nationally-recognized, award-winning studio working across the spectrum of designed landscapes. Through our various residential, institutional, and park projects over the years, we have had the pleasure of working for and with some really amazing people. We’ve learned a great deal from these collaborations, and they continue to shape the future of our work.

Be sure to check out our Instagram for some project highlights over the last 25 years!

MAY 2017

SSA visits the Arnold Arboretum

With spring in full force, Michael and Glen recently led the crew on a plant walk at the Arnold Arboretum. Part of Boston’s iconic Emerald Necklace, the Arboretum covers over 280 acres across the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale neighborhoods. SSA spent the afternoon exploring the extensive collection of trees, shrubs, and vines, delighting in the vibrant colors and textures of the season in bloom.

APRIL 2017

SSA Spring Dig at Charbrook Nursery

Last week, our designers had the opportunity to step out into the spring air and participate in Charbrook Nursery’s annual tree dig. Using Charbrook’s new tree spade, yards of burlap, and intricate knots, the team dug and bound trees and shrubs of various sizes and species, to be installed in projects throughout New England over the coming year.



Ferrous signage – in the shop

SSA is digging into a series of signage options for the recently opened Ferrous Site Park in Lawrence, MA. We are currently studying a timber entry sign made from Black Locust trees that had fallen on site. After being taken to a local shop to be milled, the timbers were then transported to a nearby metal fabricator, who is working with us to develop steel forms that will be used to “brand” (burn) the name across a series of upright timbers. Stay tuned as this process unfolds!



SSA is delighted to have one of our Principals, Edward Marshall, lecture at the 28th Annual Landscape Design Symposium at both Connecticut College on Friday January 13th, and again at the Morris Arboretum on Friday January 20th. His talk focuses on how SSA’s Charbrook Nursery informs and advances our design.