Each site is unique with its own intrinsic values. A site’s design
is typically driven by a plethora of on-site and off-site
considerations. An appropriate response to these considerations
includes analysis of a site survey and development
program in concert with environmental constraints, community
context and utility infrastructure. Design collaboration
between the landscape architect, building architect and civil
engineer is an essential aspect of the design process. The
resulting site design becomes the template for construction
of an aesthetic, functional and sustainable development.
This high-end residential community was developed on a
once grand eight acre manor estate in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Initially designed by renowned landscape architect
Fredrick Law Olmstead at the turn of the 20th century, the
estate fell into disrepair over time due to changing fortunes.
Fisher Hill Historic District presented unique site design
challenges from community context issues to traditional estate/
historic planting design. The successful site restoration
resulted in a new community reflecting the rich elegance of
a bygone golden age.