drawing the earth with boundless enthusiasm, collaborative practice, and inspired design.
The Garden on Constitution
This private residence was the recipient of a new 3-story residential “wing” that houses the garage, the movie room, the master bedroom, the family room, and the screened-in porch.
Terraink worked closely with the architect from the conceptual design phase through the construction documentation and observation phases to maximize sight lines to and from the house while sculpting a series of outdoor spaces within the property to take advantage of the natural 16’ elevation change from the back of the house to the front driveway. The final master plan for the site achieved the initial project goals with the incorporation of an open lawn space in the front yard, an interchangeable driveway and informal basketball court area, terraced patios and seatwalls and a shade garden that boasts an elegant, trickling water feature to assist in the sound attentuation from adjacent properties.
Founded by Jade Cummings & Kellie Connelly, two current 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 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 is a visiting instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design teaching sustainable design and construction each fall semester.
Mariana brings over fifteen years of landscape design practice in a wide range of public and private land development projects and has an acute understanding of the design process, including the ability to work effectively on multidisciplinary teams. Mariana has experience in larger scale planning processes through the development of a citywide Open Space and Recreation Plan and its complete (39) Playground Safety Inspections. Having been part of several rewarding community outreach processes, she understands the vital role that stakeholders play in the successful implementation of any project, the importance of integrating the client’s goals and the community’s needs, with the realities of site constraint, schedule, and budget.
Viola is a registered landscape architect with Masters in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Washington in Seattle. As a former co-owner of a small landscape architecture firm she has worked on institutional, commercial, and residential projects and has experience in all project phases from design to construction sets to construction observation. To every project she brings empathy for people and an ingrained desire to clarify and to organize. With pleasure and always with a sense of fun she seeks to create imaginative places that work for everybody.
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 aspirations to climb Mount Rainier with her longtime hiking family in 2017.
Whether exploring cities or spending time in the mountains, Viola is a true outdoor enthusiast. You can find her bicycling around the city in (almost!) any weather.
As a trained ballerina with a deep passion for the performing arts, Olivia dreams of attending shows at architecturally significant theaters and open air performance spaces around the world.
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:
We are looking to hire a full-time, landscape designer with 1–3 years of experience in our Arlington Center office. Candidates should be technically proficient and eager to be involved with all aspects of our profession; from design through construction documentation and administration. We offer a casual, friendly, and collaborative work environment with opportunities for training and professional growth. Our portfolio spans a range of project work; including institutional, commercial, and high-end residential projects.
We are looking for someone with a passion for the profession and creating place. Applicants should be enthusiastic, eager to be part of a growing team and proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and 3-D modeling skills. An individual who has a keen eye for detail, a sense of humor, and an appreciation for process and organization will thrive in this position!
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!