Our firm has provided landscape design services for both public and private projects, and has experience managing all project phases, from feasibility studies, to the initial design phase through construction oversight.

Sustainable Design: Brown, Richardson + Rowe incorporates sustainable measures into our planning and design projects. Green infrastructure technologies and coastal resiliency planning involve applied techniques and implementation strategies that can mitigate the effects of climate change and sea level rise and strengthen urban and rural ecosystems. The firm has completed nine significant LEED projects certified by the United States Green Building Council.

Waterfronts: Waterfront properties, parks, and pathways are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The staff at Brown, Richardson + Rowe are mindful of these considerations and work to design spaces that can withstand projected sea level rise.


Lynn Waterfront Open Space Master Plan

Parks: Brown, Richardson + Rowe designs successful public spaces that benefit the people who use them. For 10 years, the firm has assisted the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) with the Gateway Cities Parks Program Initiative to identify potential projects, to evaluate properties suitable for new public parks, and develop plans for new and existing parks and trails in 26 Gateway Cities across the state.


Gateway City Parks Program / Quincy Germantown Playgrounds

Campus Planning and Design: With today’s growing need for on campus housing and accessible common spaces, Brown, Richardson + Rowe provides colleges and universities with their planning and design needs.


Smith College Happy Chace Garden / Smith College Front Entry / Integrated Sciences Center, UMass Boston

Historic Landscapes: Brown, Richardson + Rowe has been preserving historic places and landscapes for over 35 years. We respect their historical significance while restoring, rehabilitating, or reconstructing aspects that have deteriorated over time.


Chestnut Hill Waterworks / Lynn Common Master Plan & Bandstand

Planning: Brown, Richardson + Rowe realizes the importance of master plans to neighborhoods, towns, and cities as they look to their future. Our master planning efforts further our mission to connect local residents with the resources and open spaces in their communities.

Transportation: Increasing bike population and urban density have created a demand for streets and associated facilities that accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians. Brown, Richardson + Rowe has been designing multi-use trails, universally accessible sidewalks and amenities since the Central Artery Tunnel Project began in the 1990s.

Civic: Public buildings and grounds can be a source of pride for municipalities. Brown, Richardson + Rowe designs layouts and grounds for civic facilities including libraries, town halls, and courthouses that are welcoming and beautiful.

Rail Trails and Recreational Pathways: The benefits of rail trails and recreational pathways to their surrounding communities are two-fold. Abandoned spaces are cleaned up and revitalized, and citizens are given access to alternative public transportation opportunities, outdoor recreation, exercise, and natural respite. Brown, Richardson + Rowe has designed 20 rail trails and recreational pathways across the state.


Quequechan River Rail Trail / Northern Strand Trail / East Boston Greenway

Corporate and Commercial: Corporate and commercial work provides Brown, Richardson + Rowe the opportunity to plan, design, or rehabilitate spaces such as multifamily developments, mixed use developments, affordable housing developments, and hospitality projects.


Brio Condominium / Chatham Bars Inn

Residential: Brown, Richardson + Rowe provides master planning and landscape design services for urban, suburban, and country residences throughout New England.