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Project Detail

TripAdvisor Headquarters

TripAdvisor Headquarters

As many people would agree, the most successful projects tend to be the projects that foster an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration. Such was the case on the TripAdvisor Headquarters project. As the first phase of a 13.68 acre, multi-phased corporate office park development, the TripAdvisor Headquarters is comprised of office/research and development structures with a total square footage of 820,000+/-. We worked in close collaboration with Normandy Real Estate, Avison Young, Elkus Manfredi Architects, and Tetra Tech (civil engineering) to realize a place that is not only functional and aesthetic, but is actively contributing to environmental sustainability via the use of permeable pavement and a rain garden network. The inclusion of outdoor site amenities, plazas, and habitat friendly gardens activate the pedestrian experience throughout the entire campus and will continue to flourish with each passing season.

"Jade and Kellie are extremely enjoyable to work with. It is obvious that they love what they do and are invested in their work."
Gina Bellavia
Director of Landscape Planning & Services, Boston College
"To work with Terraink is to work with a forthright, honest and attentive firm. I would have no reservations recommending them."
Mary Hosmer
"Strong communication equals success in any business relationship and Terraink excels in this area. They are at the top of our list when recommending a landscape architecture firm for future projects."
Glenn Dougherty, P.E.
Senior Project Manager, Tetra Tech, Inc.
About Us

Our Story

Founded by Jade Cummings & Kellie Connelly, two educators in the field of landscape architecture, Terraink is a landscape architecture firm deeply committed to professional practice, responsive design, and the ongoing mentorship of its employees. We have come together to create a culture whereby we can merge our passion for our ever-evolving communities, equity, and creativity together with our desire to enjoy the process of design with our clients and team.
Terraink is a WBE | DBE certified firm, with professional licensure in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island. We are a pre-approved consultant for Boston College, we are certified as a Small Business Enterprise in Massachusetts in the category of Landscape Architecture Design; Permitting; Construction Administration, and we are actively enrolled in the US Government’s System for Award Management (SAM), which certifies eligibility to do business with the Federal Government.
We offer a wide range of services, including: onsite consultation, site inventory and analysis, master plan creation, design development, construction documentation, construction administration, visual assessment, expert witness testimony, graphic design, and planning for a wide range of projects. From our commercial projects, to our institutional, municipal, and residential work, we take great pride in our commitment to client service and collaboration, while achieving the highest quality end-product.

“We are so inspired by and appreciative of our community of peers, clients, and employees. The work of designing and building a landscape is necessarily a collaborative one and requires a strong team to be successful. We work hard to have a positive and inspiring impact on every landscape we touch while improving the experience of everyone on our team, no matter the scale of the project or services required. We truly love the work that we do and are excited for the future of this rapidly changing and rewarding field.”


Our Team

Jade Cummings
Jade is a registered landscape architect and LEED®AP certified professional with project experience that spans a broad range of municipal, commercial, residential, educational, and recreational developments. Jade holds a Master in Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Jade’s care for her clients, passion for design, project conceptualization, visual representation, and sustainable design influences and inspires all aspects of our work. She is energized through her collaboration with a broad-range of clients, consultants, and contractors. Along with Kellie, Jade has been a visiting instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design teaching sustainable design and construction.
Kellie Connelly

Kellie is a registered landscape architect experienced in all phases of site design and implementation through to contract administration. Kellie holds a Master in Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Kellie is adept at balancing environmental and aesthetic needs with user and site engineering requirements. She is additionally experienced in providing visual impact assessment services, having evaluated numerous projects with respect to visual impacts and potential mitigation measures. She keeps our work focused and our operations on point every step of the way. Along with Jade, Kellie has been a visiting instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design teaching sustainable design and construction.

Jiayue Wang
Landscape Designer
Jiayue received her Bachelor's degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China and her Master's Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, both with a focus in Landscape Architecture.  Jiayue's father is a painting professor, who has been a source of her painting inspiration.  With her experience and engaging creativity, she contributes artistic value to all of her projects.  Jiayue maintains a particular interest in projects relating to community engagement as she believes that the connection between a place and its people is crucial.
Kelly Ashton
Landscape Designer

Kelly received her Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Since her graduation, Kelly has been immersed in her hands-on experience within the design-build field, which accelerated her passion for her projects, her clients, and her colleagues. She has recently become a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional (MCLP) and looks forward to furthering her knowledge as she is earnestly working toward her professional licensure!

Saket Patel
Landscape Designer
Saket holds a Bachelor of Architecture from India and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Boston Architectural College. He describes himself as a design amateur, sketching lover, and a photography enthusiast. Growing up with an avid horticulturist for a father, he has always been interested in plant species and planting drawings. Saket’s ability to draw, sketch, and photograph contribute to his sharp sense of, and appreciation for, architectural and landscape architectural forms and spaces. He is keen on evaluating the relationship of built and open spaces in urban and landscape settings, while applying those spatial forms to disregarded conditions.


We don’t work all the time! We really mean it when we tell our employees (and remind each other) that work is not everything and sometimes, what we do outside of the office brilliantly informs our work Monday–Friday.


Professional inspirations regularly inform Jade’s artwork in printmaking and reclaimed wood sculpture, while her passion for teaching provides further (never ending!) opportunities for collaboration and creative expression.


A passionate winter mountaineer and a four-season leader for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Kellie has climbed Mount Rainier twice and reached a summit record of 18,700 feet in the Cordillera Blanca; Peru.


Jiayue enjoys cycling in the woods, which provides ample opportunity to absorb the essence of nature, thereby igniting her creativity!


In her spare time, Kelly loves spending time outdoors and is an avid distance runner. She ran her first (virtual!) Boston Marathon in 2020!


In his spare time, Saket loves to explore his surroundings in the pursuit of finding interesting buildings to sketch and beautiful landscapes to photograph.



We are inspired by the fresh ideas and innovative approaches of our employees and are dedicated to supporting their future goals as they engage in the practice of landscape revitalization and stewardship. If you are passionate about the practice of landscape architecture, eager to learn more, and committed to working with a collaborative and professional team, we would love to hear from you!

Current positions available:

Landscape Graphic Designer

Terraink is a growing landscape architecture firm seeking motivated individuals with strong graphic software and AutoCAD skills. Our office is located in Arlington Center and our work covers a range of commercial, institutional, public, and residential projects throughout New England. This position will involve assisting in the preparation of 3-D presentation materials for client and public presentations, in addition to drafting, planting layout, grading plans, and construction details. Experience with AutoCAD, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office, and 3-D graphic software programs is required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and have a friendly and flexible working environment, competitive pay rates, and are willing to support candidates to develop a work-study program that can assist with course credit if desired. Applicants who can work a minimum of 16-hours per week are preferred.

If you are interested, please submit your cover letter, resume, and portfolio samples to: info@terraink.com. We look forward to hearing from you!