Founded in 1990, Copley Wolff Design Group is a landscape architecture firm specializing in the planning and design of academic, housing, roof deck, corporate, institutional, mixed-use, park, waterfront, and children’s play and discovery projects. We focus on placemaking, integrating art into the landscape, cultural and historical interpretation, education, and community participation.
Copley Wolff Design Group is comprised of 16 landscape architects, planners, and support staff including USGBC LEED®, SITES, and IAAP certified professionals.
John has over 40 years of professional experience with site planning, design, and implementation of projects throughout the United States. His experience encompasses a wide range of project types including mixed-use and residential developments, urban parks, academic buildings, medical facilities, hotels, waterfront parks, and green roofs and roof decks. When not at work, John enjoys spending time in Rhode Island, restoring houses, and oil painting.
Sean Sanger brings over 35 years of experience to the Copley Wolff Design Group team. He manages projects; supervises support staff; writes specifications; provides construction observation; coordinates consultant work; reviews and coordinates irrigation drawings on projects; aids with funding opportunities; and prepares presentation and document graphics. Originally from Iowa, Sean learned to love the outdoors. He spends his free time reading, playing golf, hiking, enjoying good food and wine, and taking advantage of everything urban life has to offer.
Jim has over 37 years of experience designing landscapes for academic, institutional, residential, mixed-use, healthcare, and international clients. Jim has a passion for travel, both domestically and abroad, and while not at work, he enjoys swimming, cycling, being involved with his daughter’s real estate and equestrian interests, and participating in the South End Eight Streets community.
Ian has over 24 years of landscape design experience working on projects ranging from multi-family housing to retail centers and mixed-use development. He has successfully managed numerous complex projects, overseeing projects from Conceptual Design through Construction Administration. When not at the office, Ian enjoys photography, cooking, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.
Andrew is a registered Landscape Architect with over 14 years of experience working on a range of academic, mixed-use, and park projects. Andrew has taught several architectural studios at the Boston Architectural College and volunteers with various neighborhood groups near his home. Outside of the office, Andrew spends his free time chasing his twin boys, running, hiking, and getting to the beach as often as possible.
Christine brings over 10 years of sustainable landscape planning and design experience to Copley Wolff Design Group. Her breadth of work includes a variety of project types ranging from residential and civic landscapes to urban and open space plans, with a focus on streetscape and waterfront design. Christine is an avid sailor and enjoys outdoor adventures and teaching at the BAC in her free time.
Jennifer has over 15 years of experience working on a variety of project types including streetscapes, parks, playgrounds, urban plazas, waterfronts, and higher education campuses. She is proficient in the design of green infrastructure, stormwater initiatives, and urban built environments. Jen lives in New Hampshire and spends her free time taking care of her two boys, working in her garden, and hiking and skiing.
PLA, LEED AP, SITES AP – Associate
With over seven years of experience, Andrew has worked with k-12, higher education, parks, playgrounds, and institutional clients. He enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and outdoor activities such as backpacking, hiking, and sailing.
ASLA, PLA – Landscape Architect
With 10 years of experience, Danny has worked on a large range of project types including resiliency projects in New York City in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and more recently, projects in New Zealand where he specialized in indigenous engagement. Danny is originally from Vermont and now resides in Massachusetts where he enjoys attending indie concerts, painting abstract acrylic artwork, and drinking New England IPAs.
Allison has six years of experience working on projects ranging from mixed-use development to intensive green roofs. Growing up in rural Connecticut provided her an opportunity to build a strong connection to the environment, which developed into an interest in resilient design and coastal mitigation strategies. Allison spends much of her free time on backpacking trips, working with wood, and volunteering with local organizations such as the Appalachian Mountain Club, Operation Progress, and Greenovate Boston.
With over seven years of experience as a landscape designer, Nicole has a passion for restorative design and native plants and is driven to cultivate regenerative landscapes within our communities. When Nicole is not working, she gets excited about drawing, watching her daughter eat tomatoes straight from the plant, exploring local parks and food, and chasing sunsets on the New England Coast.
Since starting her career, Madison has worked on a variety of project types including public parks, lab and life science facilities, and mixed-use amenity spaces. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania and eventually making her way to New England, Madison established an appreciation for landscapes in both her professional and personal lives. She has a passion for community engagement and sustainable landscapes and brings that love to all the projects she works on. Outside the office, Madison enjoys snowboarding, spending time at the beach, and practicing hot yoga.
After earning her Master in Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Olivia joined Copley Wolff Design Group in 2021. Her interests lie in community involvement and combining urban planning and landscape architecture at both the local and regional scale. Olivia grew up in Brooklyn and enjoys spending her free time exploring Boston and its many neighborhoods. In addition, she likes all things related to water include swimming and kayaking.
Scott’s interest in landscape architecture started while he was a student at SUNY Cobleskill and had the opportunity to learn about plant healthcare and landscape construction and maintenance. He then went on to attend the Boston Architectural College where he will be graduating in 2022. He has had the opportunity to work on a variety of project types including multi-family housing, mixed-use, institutional, and lab and life sciences. Scott’s interests outside of work include flying his drone, running, hiking, and traveling and exploring new places. He likes to visit his hometown of Leicester when in need of a break from urban life.
Karen has 20 years of experience as a financial professional. At Copley Wolff, she is responsible for all aspects of financial/operational accounting and Human Resources. She lives in Methuen with her husband and two children and when not at work or working towards her Master’s Degree, she enjoys traveling, watching her alma mater football team, reading, and cooking.
Fernando is a student at the Boston Architectural College with three years of experience. During his time at Copley Wolff Design Group, he has created illustrative graphics that provide clients with a clear understanding of concept and schematic designs. Having grown up in a rural town outside of Boston, he developed a love for the outdoors which, after working with a stone mason, expanded into an interest in landscape design. Fernando is happiest when he is active and playing soccer and frisbee and gravel cycling. He enjoys apiculture, freehand charcoal drawing, and visiting museums and parks.