• Spark
  • Acton Res
  • Beacon Hill
  • Conant Crossing
  • Dexter Southfield
  • Metro


Holly D. Ben-Joseph, Landscape Architect

Landscape Architecture | Garden Design | Site Planning Dedicated to sensitive design & planning of outdoor spaces.


Inspiration

Gaining inspiration from a site's natural characteristics, appreciation for local history, and responding to the client’s agenda guides the design process and helps to produce successful built outcomes.

Collaborative Design

Collaboration is an important value, and through a collaborative process, critical knowledge is gained, and stakeholder excitement and support is generated.

Experience

Drawing on a 25 year history of designing and constructing the environment, a thorough understanding of budgeting, maintenance, and a fresh approach, the client receives superior service and the outcome of a memorable, site sensitive space.


About Us


Experience

With over 25 years of professional experience in the field of landscape architecture at prominent Landscape Architectural firms in California, Japan, Israel, Virginia and Massachusetts, Holly Ben-Joseph established her Landscape Architectural firm in January of 2005. Ms. Ben-Joseph is well versed in working with public and private clients, other design professionals, and construction contractors on various scales of projects. She brings to any project enthusiasm and years of design and construction experience.

Professional Preparation

Holly Ben-Joseph, Landscape Architect is recognized by the State of Massachusetts as a Woman Business
Enterprise. Ms. Ben-Joseph has a degree in Environmental Design majoring in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley and is registered to practice Landscape Architecture in California (#3850) and Massachusetts (#1349).

She is also recognized by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards. (#2390).

Full CV



Services


Site Analysis &
Site Master Plan
Early Childhood Day Care Facilities & Natural Play Yards
Outdoor Classrooms & Nature Learning Spaces

Recreational Planning
Park & Playground Design
Schoolyard Design

Multi-Family &
Affordable Housing
Accessibility Compliance
for Open Space & Housing
Private Residential Design

Preliminary Site Design
& Cost Estimates
Construction Documents & Administration
Permitting Plans

Facilitating Public Meetings
/ Community Input



Recognition

Awards & Commendations

2014
Dexter-Southfield Nature-Based Schoolyard BSLA Merit Award for Design. Recognition by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects awarded for outstanding work in the field.

2010
SPARK Center Natural Playground designated as a Certified Nature Explore Classroom. A national recognition of commitment to nature programming and design.
with Studio G Architects & Sonja Johansson

2009
6th Milka Bliznakov Prize Commendation: International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) for the publication: Against all Odds: MIT’s Pioneering Women of Landscape Architecture.
with Eran Ben-Joseph & Anne C. Dodge


Community Design & Build

 

2009
Elmhurst Neighborhood Backyard, Boston, MA. Worked alongside residents and Citizens Bank volunteers to initiate construction and community participation.
2000-2001
Douglas Elementary School, Acton, MA, Two Play Structures. Facilitated community design process and organized community build.

Public Service

2013, 2014
Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University
ASLA Design Award Juror

2012-Present
Friends of Acton Arboretum, Board Member

2012
Boston Architectural College, ASLA Design Award Juror

2010
Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Design Award Juror

2007-Present
Acton, MA, Design Review Board, Chair

2006-2007
Acton, MA. Traffic Advisory Committee. Member