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.

Parks: Brown, Richardson + Rowe, Inc. has designed many successful public spaces. We enjoy our work with public agencies and community activists on city, state and national parks. We are currently assisting the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA) with the Gateways Cities Parks Program Initiative identifying potential projects, evaluating properties suitable for new public parks, and developing plans for new and existing parks in 24 Gateway Cities across the state.

Campus Planning/Design: BRR has assisted educational institutions with large-scale campus plans, and smaller scale design issues such as the harbor view meadow for UMass Boston’s new Integrated Science Center, located on Boston Harbor, and the recently constructed accessible entrances at historic Gasson Hall at Boston College in Newton, MA.

Historic Landscapes: BRR has completed preservation projects in both urban and rural settings. In 2011, our firm designed the setting for the Georges Island Visitor Center. In 2010, the American Institute of Architects awarded its Housing Award to historic Chestnut Hill Waterworks, in Brighton, MA. BRR has also worked on historic landmarks such as Christ Church in Cambridge, Nathan Tufts Park in Somerville, and Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain.

Planning: BRR has provided planning services for large-scale urban design projects. A current example is the redevelopment of Jackson Square in Roxbury, MA, which will integrate transit-oriented, green design principles into a sustainable mixed-income, mixed-use community. In the spring of 2012, the developer broke ground at 225 Centre Street for a building with both retail and community uses, as well as subsidized and market-rate housing.

Transportation: Our firm has successfully completed many public transportation projects and participated in active community processes. Neighborhood abutters are now enjoying our landscape improvements around Logan Airport, in East Boston, MA.

Civic: BRR has designed the grounds for civic facilities, including libraries, town halls and courthouses. We have created appropriate settings for historic and contemporary buildings such as the Newburyport City Hall in Chatham, MA, and the J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center, in Salem, MA.

Rail Trails/Recreational Pathways: We have furthered our commitment to sustainability with the completion of biking and hiking trails in both urban and rural settings. In East Boston, the Greenway now connects to the Airport MBTA Station. On Cape Cod, bicyclists can now find their way on 22 refurbished miles of the Cape Cod Rail Trail, one of the oldest and most popular bike trails in the country.

Corporate/Commercial: Recent services include the landscape design for two Blue Cross Blue Shield offices, the renovation of a plaza at 100 Cambridge Street, in downtown Boston, and the renovation of old outdoor spaces and the design of new landscapes at the Chatham Bars Inn, a historic resort on Cape Cod.

Waterfront: BRR has transformed deteriorated waterfront parks and urban islands into beautiful and comfortable places for people to enjoy, including Constitution Beach, Spectacle Island, and Georges Island in Boston Harbor. We have also designed many parks along rivers and are currently furthering our competition-winning design of a waterfront park in Providence along the Providence River.

Sustainable Design: BRR is committed to furthering sustainable design. We have completed significant projects that have been awarded LEED certification and LEED Gold and Silver ratings by the United States Green Building Council.

Residential: BRR has provided master planning and landscape design services for city, country and suburban residences throughout New England.