We design landscapes that get
people back into nature.

We are subscribers and practitioners of the Come Alive Outside Movement, which inspires and creates the awareness, intention and opportunity for people to live healthier lives outside.

Our company is built on the philosophy that people need to spend less time on their devices and more time doing things outside together. We work with you to create outdoor spaces that connect your family to nature in a meaningful way. Want your kids to get outside to kick a ball around, or have an area perfect for their swing? Great, we’ll build it for you. Think they need a tree-house? We got it. Outdoor dining space for your relatives (and dogs) to have summer dinners together? Not a problem.

We involve your family at every stage of our process so that you get a tailor-made landscape that becomes the heart of your home. We also love teaching kids all about sustainability and we’ll happily show them how to take care of the plants and shrubs that we plant in your yard.

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Waban Common Community Project, Newton, MA

Land Design Associates had the honor of coordinating with the Waban Area Council to create the Waban Common as part of Newton, MA’s “Adopt a Space” program. Our team worked alongside the Newton community to transform two defunct traffic islands into a beautiful green space now enjoyed by all. The lush park is now perfect for anything from a family picnic to throwing the frisbee around with friends.

Check out how this project came about and how it exemplifies our commitment to Come Alive Outside.

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“My love for landscape design was sparked growing up when I would help my dad with his colorful flower gardens, unique shrubs, trees and his lawn, which he took immense pride in. While traveling in Europe and Japan, I became fascinated with how trees, plants, masonry, water and space could be combined to make unique, special places with their own “personalities” that impacted people deeply and made them feel great.

I learned the landscape construction trade from an old Italian stone mason, Ricardo. I took courses in landscape design, plant identification and site engineering at Radcliffe University— where all my designs were hand-drawn and hand-colored. As I installed more and more gardens, more and more people asked me to help design their yards. So I expanded the company, hiring hard-working, nice people who I could tell had the same innate drive to create things as I do. I’m so proud of the team we have, the work we do and the increased quality of life we’ve been able to bring to both our clients’ and our employees’ families.”

Jim is a Mass. Certified Landscape Professional and a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

James Egan, MCLP – Founder of Land
Design Associates, Avid Cyclist,
Proud Dad of 3.

Good people working for good people

Meet our team of experienced craftsmen, who love spending time
outside with their families just as much as you do.

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JIM
EGAN

30+ Years Experience
Jim has personally built everything he designs himself and knows how to do things the right way. He has a love for plants and design. Jim has an easy-going, yet determined personality that is reflected in the company. He loves the outdoors and spends his free time cycling and reading. He has three children. Jim studied at the University of Massachusetts and Radcliffe.

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ANTHONY
FRANCESSHELLI

18 Years Experience
Anthony started out installing projects right out of college and has worked his way up to a senior position in the company through hard work and his skill in dealing with clients. In his free time, Anthony spends as much family time as possible with his young family—his two young boys already love machines and dump trucks! Anthony graduated from the University of Massachusetts Stockbridge with a degree in Landscape Construction.

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CONNOR
BRESNEHAN

15 Years Experience
Connor has personally installed all the work and started as a laborer with Land Design Associates during college, working his way up to senior manager at LDA. He spends a lot of time outside during his free time and loves running, and golfing. Connor graduated with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island.

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ROBYN
COUTURIER

13 Years Experience
Robyn, a self-admitted “plant freak”, has gained a vast knowledge of plants that grow well in this area from her work in garden centers, installing and maintaining landscapes and designing Master Plans for clients. In her free time, you will find Robyn training for marathons, working in her own lovely garden, & taking care of her bees (she also has a Ducati motorcycle). Robyn graduated from Boston Architectural College with a degree in Landscape Design and from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Art.

OSCAR
RIVERA

20 Years Experience
 With a soft-spoken personality, Oscar systematically moves through complicated projects with skill and care like a hot knife through butter.  He is a master at stonework and can create anything with excavator and Bobcat machines. Oscar spends his free time with his family and two children. He loves fishing in both salt and freshwater. Oscar is also active in his church.

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EDDIE
CASTILLO

13 Years Experience
Eddie is a true craftsman and has a high attention to detail. Eddie’s stonework is impeccable and he has a very approachable manner that clients readily relate to as they work through the project with him. He embodies the phrase “landscape professional”. Eddie spends his free time outside kayaking and fishing as well as being with his family and one young child.

JORGE
MEJIA

10 Years Experience
Known for his fast pace and high quality, Jorge cares deeply about what he does and follows through on every detail of his work as if your yard was his yard.  He truly loves taking care of people’s properties and always does things right. Jorge spends his free time with his family, fishing, watching soccer and being with his three children (two of which work at LDA).

ANTONIO

ROSEDORNE

6 Years Experience
Antonio started this profession by pursuing a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island. Before joining LDA, Antonio  worked in design build and was also a freelance landscape designer for residential design projects in the East Bay of Rhode Island as well as some parts of Massachusetts. In his free time, Antonio is an avid soccer fan and travels far and wide to catch any match he can. Besides sports, Antonio also has interests in art, tech, and media.

 

BELLA

10 Years Experience
Bella specializes in checking clients’ properties for rabbits. She spends her free time chasing rabbits, dreaming about chasing rabbits and trail running alongside mountain bikes. Born on a farm in western Massachusetts, she is a mix of chocolate lab, beagle and Australian cattle dog. Bella graduated from Tailblazers University with a PhD in tail-wagging.

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Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional (MCLP) #1-350 | OSHA Safety Certified | International Concrete
Paver Institute Certified | Registered Nightscaping Designer/Installer | National Segmented Retaining Walls
Association Certified | Associated Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts Member
We are fully insured.