Jennie Abbott , Associate, Office Manager & Marketing »
Jennie has been with Stimson over fifteen 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.
Jessica Alpert »
Jessica joined Stimson in 2017 while completing her Master of Landscape Architecture degree at the Boston Architectural College (BAC). She holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Syracuse University. While earning her MLA, she gained professional experience designing public landscapes at a previous Boston firm and seasonally working on a horticultural crew. Jess served as President of the BAC Student ASLA chapter and helped organize many student activities, including the first annual Park(ing) Day in 2015. Jess is frequently inspired by observations made while hiking and as a Plant Conservation Volunteer for the New England Wildflower Society. She enjoys planning for ecological resiliency while encouraging design that resonates, over seasons and time.
Taylor Baer »
Taylor holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Davis. He has worked on various international projects, including a proposed re-design of a pine plantation in Chile as well as a leisure based transportation system in South Korea. The latter was exhibited in the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. This work feeds Taylor’s interests in using design to bring together materials, culture, and environment to build stronger ties between communities and their surroundings.
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.
Robert Cabral »
Robert is a native Rhode Islander, and landscape designer at Stimon’s Princeton studio. At Stimson, Robert currently contributes to a variety of projects including a campus plan for Northeastern University’s Coastal Sustainability Institute, an interpretive design for the Florence Griswold Museum, a K-12 school campus, a commercial development in the Boston area, and a residence in Michigan.
Prior to joining Stimson, Robert worked at Tom Leader Studio, where he contributed to projects at Stanford University School of Medicine and Graduate School of Business, two US diplomatic facilities, and served as the primary project designer for a winning competition entry for the new Kunming Wujiaba City Center. He was also an intern at L+A Landscape Architecture in Newport, RI and the NYC Department of City Planning Waterfront and Open Space division. Robert received his BA from Tulane University, and Masters degrees in both landscape architecture and urban planning from the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the ASLA Certificate of Honor for his graduate work.
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.
Amy Cassel , Accounting Manager »
Amy joined the firm in May 2017 and works in the Princeton studio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a CPA with over 17 years of accounting experience. Amy works in accounting for the firm as well as Charbrook Nursery and Shop.
Dede Clark , Financial Director »
Dede has been with Stimson since the beginning. With over 20 years’ experience, Dede continues to work in accounting and overall fiscal management.
Ngoc Doan »
Ngoc holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. As a student, Ngoc received multiple awards and nominations: University Olmsted Scholar, BSLA Honor Award, ASLA Merit Award, James Rose Suburbia Transformed 2.0 Exhibition, BSLA Scholarship, and UMass MLA Scholarships. After completing her master’s degree, Ngoc pursued photography while working as a landscape designer and became fascinated with documenting built landscapes. She works as a designer and photographer at Stimson’s Cambridge office. When she is not working, she enjoys hiking and running to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Martina Fey »
Martina received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Roger Williams University in 2016. During her studies, she explored her interest in design through architecture and found a growing fascination in landscape architecture. She had the chance to expand her horizon as a designer by working in Boston and becoming a part of Stimson. Her curiosity for nature and architecture sparked while growing up in a small town in Switzerland. As a designer, she is especially interested in how places can be associated with emotions and feelings to personalize experiences and convey feelings of comfort.
Adrian J. Flores , Associate »
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.
Abby Fuller »
Abby is the newest addition to our Cambridge office. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at Northeastern University. Northeastern’s renowned co-op program has provided her with the opportunity to work as a design intern on our team for the remainder of her third year. Abby has experience working on planting design and maintenance in residential gardens on Martha’s Vineyard, where she practiced extensive species identification and application. She hopes to take her knowledge of plants and conceptual design to the next level during her time at Stimson Associates. Abby will work on a variety of projects and tasks, learning the ins and outs of life in the studio and the industry as a whole.
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.
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.
Sara Lawrence »
Sara holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. After working for 10 years as an artist and set designer in Los Angeles, she transitioned to landscape architecture with a desire to create immersive environments that are driven by phenomena and ephemera. Sara began work at Stimson in 2012, and works daily out of the Princeton studio as a designer and project manager.
Michael Lindquist , Associate »
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 working in public gardens, plant nurseries, and museums. His particular interests include developing contemporary landscapes with dense, rich plantings of ecological value. Outside interests include gardening, writing, and travel.
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 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.
Milee Pradhan , Senior Associate »
Milee holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from 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. 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 Harvard Graduate School of Design and has lectured and served on design juries at University of Massachusetts, Rhode Island School of Design and Roger Williams. 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 , Associate »
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 appreciation for food lead 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 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 seven years of diverse experience in practice, research and teaching in landscape architecture, sustainable design and construction. Through his work, he seeks to optimize the relationship between design, engineering and sustainability to address critical issues of land use, urban form and landscape detail. Greg holds an MLA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a BA from Wesleyan University, and is a licensed Landscape Architect in 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.
Adrian Volz , Marketing Coordinator »
Adrian Volz is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Communications Design with a focus on Graphic Design. Art and design have always been an integral part of his life. In his spare time, Adrian enjoys exploring the Boston area and immersing himself in a wide range of cultural events.
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.