In keeping with the Campus Master Plan, a significant gathering space was designed adjacent to the student center to enhance the landscape and strengthen pedestrian connections.
Jon worked with the project planners to establish the Master Plan's landscape design guidelines. He was the project manager and lead designer for the Hogan Student Center while at CRJA.
In collaboration with Boston Parks and Recreation, the Friends of Symphony Park, Warner Larson, and Kulin Modern, Pate Landscape Architecture has been involved with Symphony Park in the Fenway neighborhood since 2009.
The park design emphasizes appropriately scaled gathering spaces with flexible seating for chess playing and the occasional concert.
A visioning process clarified that the park design and the art within it should influence one another. We selected a granite that would unify the sculpture and park elements and local Goshen stone to reflect the Core-Ten steel of the sculpture. Inspired by the name of the park, an engraved Bach score lends character to the granite seatwalls.
Roger Williams University
Bristol, Rhode Island
CAMPUS | multiple projects
Working with multiple architects and the University, we designed and promoted a unified campus. We achieved this by developing a consistent material palette and by working closely with the University on maintenance considerations.
*project work while Jon was at CRJA.
CAMPUS | multiple projects
Working closely with Bentley University to understand their priorities, all campus projects have focused on promoting gathering places, providing pedestrian accessibility, and improving First Impressions.
We evaluate year-around maintenance considerations in our designs, and how every campus project informs the overall landscape. Notable projects include the Student Center and Morrison Hall.
Located within an historic district, this landscape design unifies the home's addition and new garage. A stone wall encloses a bluestone dining terrace and provides privacy from the street. The driveway was relocated to the other side of the property for garage access and throughout the plant species were selected for seasonal interest.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
HEALTHCARE | Healing Garden
Our project’s Working Group developed the following approach to the design: “To create an area of quiet respite in a natural environment for patients, families, and staff, with adequate space for reflection and healing amid nature’s beauty." This interior garden was designed with Zimmer Gunsul and Frasca Architects.
Jon has a certificate in Healthcare Garden Design from the Chicago Botanic Garden. While at CRJA, he was a designer/project manager for this project.
Mid-Century Modern Residence
RESIDENTIAL | Massachusetts - Coastal
Fundamental to the design was to provide an intimate and inviting entry garden that connects the new garage and entries to the adjacent dining terrace. The terrace paving directly relates to the interiors of this Mid-Century Modern home. We worked closely with the homeowner to identify plant material that would provide year-around interest and tolerate the coastal winter winds.