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Since our inception, we have enjoyed working on a broad range of small to large-scale projects with the steady goal of enhancing our local and regional communities by creating safer and more inclusive environments. Our “boards” are always full as we work on schools, medical campuses, retreat centers, conservation-restoration properties, and municipal waterfront and infrastructureRead more

Schools (Higher Education)

In addition to our public and private K-12 school projects, we have enjoyed our work on higher education/campus planning developments. From small-scale campus improvements to larger placemaking designs to overarching design guideline development, we enjoy the complexity of higher education/campus design. We appreciate the opportunity to marry the history of many of these institutions withRead more

Douglas & Gates Elementary School

The Douglas & Gates Elementary School project combines two elementary schools into one twin school; each including grades preschool through fifth grade. The site, located in Acton, Massachusetts, is rich in natural landscape features, including vegetated wetlands and a beautiful boardwalk with an observation deck. The site amenities create exciting design opportunities, in addition toRead more

Hildreth Elementary

The almost 7.8-acre Hildreth Elementary School is located in bucolic Harvard, Massachusetts, and was awarded to the design team by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The team worked through several feasibility studies and the Town voted to build a new school adjacent to the existing elementary school. Terraink was involved throughout the Schematic Design,Read more

The Mill

The Town of Maynard set out to revitalize its historic Clock Tower Place, which originally served as a saw, grist, and paper mill at its location on the Assabet River. This project marked the transition of this early eighteenth century industrial Town icon into what is now referred to as “Mill and Main Place,” aRead more

Ocean’s Point

Terraink worked with a talented team of architects, interior designers, and builders on this oceanside residence, which is located in Kennebunkport, Maine. After the homeowner purchased the property and removed the existing, aged structure, the design team worked diligently to creatively meet the Town’s pervious – impervious coverage requirements, while maintaining the Client’s overall vision:Read more

Woodland Retreat

One can imagine the calm that descends as you drive through the Massachusetts countryside, characterized by northern deciduous woodlands, wetlands, open farm fields lined with rows of corn, and apple orchards that stretch to the horizon. We had the pleasure of this experience during our site visits to this private residential project site, located inRead more

Lexington Charm

Welcome to an incredibly unique homestead located in the heart of Lexington, Massachusetts that presents an agrarian feel amidst a densely knit suburban residential neighborhood. The property features a stunning kitchen garden, formal herb and cutting gardens, secret garden paths, sprawling meadows, a human sundial, a chicken coop, and a sugar shack that boasts aRead more

Schools (K-12)

In addition to our private school work throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, we have worked on nine (9) public school projects with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). With each project comes new opportunities and priorities as each School District has varied programmatic and design goals and objectives, which all reflect the communitiesRead more

The Kendrick

This multi-family housing development maintains two stunning interior courtyards, a rooftop entertainment deck, exterior gardens, and visually rich indigenous New England materials that truly celebrate the elegance of this place. We were fortunate to engage in a creative process with the entire design and development team that resulted in the creation of multi-functional spaces thatRead more

Urban Oasis | Cassidy Field

The Cassidy Field property is owned and managed by the Boston Parks & Recreation Department (BPRD) and is located at the intersection of several neighborhood and community amenities: Brighton, Brookline, the MBTA Green Line (Cleveland Circle), the DCR’s Reilly Memorial Swimming Pool, the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, and nearby Boston College. Terraink worked with the BPRDRead more

The Reserve

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 singleRead more

Brooke School

Having worked on over thirteen school projects; ranging from Pre-K programs, to Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, and College Campuses, our commitment to improving the everyday, educational experience of all students runs deep. Our goal is to create learning environments that are all inclusive, accessible, sustainable, and purposeful to truly ignite a passion forRead more

Plaza on the Main

As part of their ongoing efforts to improve the workplace environment, this Boston-based client was committed to improving the quality of life for their tenants, with an emphasis on integrating the benefits offered by the exterior of the building with the newly renovated interior of the building. While maintaining Universal Accessibility throughout the project, weRead more

Franciscan Children’s

Located in Boston’s Brighton community, Franciscan Children’s is a unique facility (one of four in the country) that accommodates the varied medical and educational needs of children with physical and/or emotional disabilities. Terraink had the honor of working with Franciscan Children’s in the development of a master plan for the revitalization of an outdated, weatheredRead more

Oceanside Getaway

You can imagine the drive north… heading out of Boston, traveling along the north shore, making your way through New Hampshire, and then into the open skies of Maine. Now, imagine this drive taking you to a project site for work, where, surrounded by breathtaking ocean and inland marsh views, you have the opportunity toRead more

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 theRead more

Woodland Cottage & Studio

We were thrilled to participate as the Landscape Architects on the 32nd season of This Old House. Set atop a hillside within the quintessential New England landscape of Essex, Massachusetts we worked with the architect, interior designer, and the This Old house landscape construction team to revitalize an historic cottage and studio, which were inRead more

Mirbeau | Garden Getaway

With its sandy soils, ocean air, ericaceous and evergreen plant communities, The Mirbeau Inn & Spa encompasses all the attributes of a classic, seaside, New England landscape. Design and plantings throughout the property resulted in the creation of a true “getaway” destination for local and regional visitors while creating an sustainable habitat. From lush plantings toRead more

Saint Columbkille Partnership School

Have you ever considered a new project site and wondered to yourself: Given the challenges before us, how are we ever going to accomplish this task? We have only asked ourselves this question once, and it was during our first visit to the Saint Columbkille Partnership School. Upon arrival, we were shocked to find thatRead more

Antrim Wind

As every new development has the potential to impact our ecosystem both positively and negatively, we are proud to offer our academic and professional expertise, providing visual analysis as well as expert legal testimony throughout the approvals and development processes.  Our most recent Visual Assessment & Analysis project, Antrim Wind, required our assessment of aRead more

Parkland in the Fens

Working with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Charter Development, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, we served as the Clerk of the Works on the Muddy River “Flood Damage Reduction and Environmental Restoration” project.  Given the historic significance of this project to the City of Boston, we were honored toRead more

Boston College

We enjoy the challenge of creating aesthetic, welcoming spaces, while accommodating the technical and Universal Accessibility requirements that are prevalent throughout institutional campus projects. Our ongoing relationship with Boston College includes a range of projects throughout the College’s Main Campus, Newton Campus, Brighton Campus, and satellite properties that will benefit from the introduction of pedestrianRead more

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 aRead more