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.
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.”
JADE & KELLIE
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.
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!
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, Guobin loves to experiment with various planting techniques and watching them come to life in his garden.
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 beautiful Arlington Center, Massachusetts. This position will involve assisting in the preparation of 3-D presentation materials for client and public presentations, in addition to planting layout, grading plans, and construction details. Experience with SketchUp, InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and 3-D graphic software programs is required.
As educators, we take great pride in our commitment to the growth and mentorship of our colleagues. If you enjoy learning, you will have the opportunity to engage in every aspect of our profession as it touches the range of commercial, institutional, public, and residential projects throughout New England. If you have a sense of humor, a keen eye for detail, an appreciation for process and organization, and are someone who loves to create contributing, beautiful places that foster community engagement and inclusivity, then you will absolutely thrive in this position!
We are an equal opportunity employer and have a super 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!