As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but be pleased with the major accomplishments of Ironwood Design Group. You might be interested in the firm’s 2016 highlights too, which are really something!

It is noteworthy that the impact of our landscape architecture and planning firm has expanded geographically. This past year the Ironwood team participated in major municipal projects in four New England states, a fact for which I am very proud.

As a major contributor to a very strong design team, Ironwood created a master plan for the Woonasquatucket Adventure Park to be developed on the former site of the Lincoln Lace and Braid Factory in Providence, Rhode Island. The RI Department of Environmental Management has already provided a large recreation grant to implement the design. The new park will serve the community by providing an exciting resource for diverse outdoor activities and by driving the state’s green economy.

This past year Ironwood served as the primary consultant to Bridgton, Maine for its Main Street design and development improvement project. It was a pleasure to work with Bridgton stakeholders and conduct extensive outreach with community members to create a new Main Street conceptual design for this charming town located in the heart of Maine’s Lakes Region.

Ironwood is honored to participate on the design team for the redesign and reconstruction of a stretch of the historic Cambridge Turnpike in Concord, Massachusetts. This road is one of the oldest in the United States, once used by colonial Minutemen and Whigs alike. The turnpike connects Cambridge to Concord, and is known along the way as Mass Ave, Fresh Pond, and Route 2.

This past year there have been many great Ironwood projects in the State of New Hampshire. In fact, it seems unfair to identify one as most noteworthy. But perhaps the firm is most proud of its contributions to the Cochecho River Waterfront Redevelopment project, which entails the design of a new park and mixed-use buildings on the Dover waterfront.

This year the Ironwood team also created a new logo and redeveloped the company website. With the assistance of The Idea Garage, the Ironwood Design Group now has a fresh new look and updated online presence! I invite you to visit the site at It includes inspirational images of ongoing and completed projects under the Our Work tab.

Ironwood aims to make 2017 even more memorable than 2016.