The Reserve is a large scale, multi-family housing project that incorporates three rooftop decks and a woodland garden. As the project landscape architect, we worked closely with the Client and the design team to create several outdoor living spaces that foster a true sense of community for a range of users; from families to single occupants; from market rate to affordable housing residents.
The Reserve community has the opportunity to experience diverse program elements; including a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a Zen garden, grilling and picnic stations, a human-scale chessboard, and outdoor lounging spaces throughout its rooftop gardens and woodland terrace. In addition, at-grade open spaces were incorporated for walking, running, and exploration of this property that boasts of range of habitat and perimeter wildlife diversity, all amidst a semi-urban office park.
Founded by Jade Cummings & Kellie Connelly, two educators in the field of landscape architecture, Terraink is an award-winning 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 Hampshire, 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:
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (8+ YEARS)
Terraink is seeking a motivated and technically minded individual with 8+ year(s) of landscape architecture and construction experience. This position will involve assisting in the development and review of construction documents (including layout, materials, grading, planting plans, and construction details). You will also assist in the oversight and construction administration of our ongoing construction projects. We are searching for someone who maintains professional licensure in Massachusetts and holds solid proficiency in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD. Communication, kindness, and a willingness to work as a critical team member are the most important ingredients; we have much work before us and want to enjoy the process with you!
Terraink is seeking a motivated individual with strong graphic software and AutoCAD skills. 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.
GOOD TO KNOW
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 24-hours per week are preferred.
If you are interested in any of our available positions, please submit your cover letter, resume, and portfolio samples to: email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!