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Work experience

Architectural Illustrator

Jack Tremblay, Ink

Developed pen and ink illustrations of architectural subjects and maps.

Clients:

Merchant Financial, Natick MA-Promotional graphics

Craig Holt, Carlson Real Estate, Newburyport, MA-Closing gifts for home owners

Rockport Publishers, Rockport, MA- Book Illustrations

Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, MA- Campus map

Great Woods Post & Beam, Newburyport, MA-Model home catalog

Mar 1986Present

Landscape Architect

Jack Tremblay LA

SPECIFIC PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Multi-Residence Development – Newbury, MA

Principal Designer for site assessment and master planning for three residential developments.Provided pre-construction site analysis, master plans and designs, and construction supervision.Design addresses grading, plantings, and maintenance needs of client, and includes a seasonal pool, intricate stonework/paving/brickwork, and screen plantings so that all three adjacent property developments reflect a cohesive design aesthetic.Construction supervision was extensive for the more than $500,000-budget landscape design.Final design was featured in Accent Magazine.

Residential Design – Weston, MA

Principal Designer for landscape improvements to private residence.Services include site assessment, grading recommendations, design, plantings, and construction installation.Have work exclusively for the client for 15 years on additional renovations and a summer home.

Multi-Unit Commercial Real Estate Development – Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Principal Designer for compact, one-acre, multi-unit rental property.Provided initial drawings for local Planning Board.Upon approval of Board, was retained by developer to provide Master Plans, final drawings and specifications, bidding assistance, and on-site construction supervision.

Matingnon High School – Cambridge, MA

As subconsultant to architectural firm, provided lead Landscape Architect services for complete renovation of school entrance and multi-use athletic field.Design for the entrance renovation included a granite veneer, concrete pavers, and stepped retaining wall for plants to enhance the newly created covered walkway and drop-off area.The entire entrance was designed to be more user-friendly and ensure ADA compliance.The athletic field renovation included a re-grade of the field area, a retaining wall, and consultation for appropriate plantings.

Saint Augustine Center for Education and Ministry – Andover, MA

As subconsultant to architectural firm, provided lead Landscape Architect services for grading and plant details, as needed.

Tocci Family Memorial – Needham, MA

Principal Designer for master plans, specifications, and installation of custom granite sculpture memorial and adjacent parking area at St. Mary’s Cemetary in Needham.Design for memorial included accent plantings for custom sculpture and hardscape for parking area.

Melrose Public Library – Melrose, MA

Principal Designer providing landscape design for upgrades to exterior of library and construction supervision of installations.The landscape design is meant to be used as a teaching garden, and utilizes multiple varietals of the same plant.Upgrades to the exterior features of the entryway were also completed.

Rolling Green Apartments – Amherst, MA

Principal Designer for landscape renovation Master Plans for entire 70-80 unit complex.Master plan included site analysis, recommendations for low maintenance and screening plantings, and improvements to the parking area.

Mar 1986Present

Jack Tremblay, LA

Landscape Design Subconsultant

K&R Landscaping-Burlington, MA

Thomas Wirth Assoc. – Sherborn, MA

Mark DePiero – Newburyport, MA

Pershing Construction – Needham, MA

Toomey Landscape – Exeter, NH

Edward Herbert Eng. – Windham, NH

O’Hara & Company – Ashland, MA

Homestead Landscape Group, Rowley, MA

The Landscape Design Group Southboro, MA

Burdick & Associates – Mt. Desert, ME

ND Landscaping -- Georgetown, MA

Mar 1996Mar 2001

Landscape Architect

Landscape Design Associates

SPECIFIC PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Cape Ann Historical Museum – Gloucester, MA

Developed shop drawings for custom designed iron entrance gate and assisted in design of pedestrian circulation pathways for sculpture garden.Design purpose was to ensure ADA accessibility and facilitate pedestrian flow through the garden while providing appropriate sites for private reflection.The design incorporated Rockport granite for platform and seating areas.

Skylands (former Ford Estate) – Seal Harbor, ME

Developed plans and specifications to allow for installation of original Jens Jensen designs for the estate, formerly developed by the Ford family and currently owned by Martha Stewart.Original design drawings were interpreted by Patrick Chasse then developed into biddable final plans and specifications. Work included construction and installation of a Council Ring –a large fire pit carved from granite, and a custom designed and carved main gate constructed completely of oak.

Private Estate – Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA

Provided as-built drawings and construction supervision over a 3-year period for renovation of a Frederick Law Olmstead-designed residence.New design for the more than 40-acre property included a cobblestone courtyard and granite entry piers.Photos from the property have been published,

Stonecroft Estate – Falmouth Foreside, ME

Provided grading, shop drawing, and construction supervision services for renovation to this Frederick Law Olmstead-designed property.New design included renovation of the main circular drive to include asphalt and a cobble curb, drainage improvements and installation of a lap pool.

New York Botanical Garden Ronald White Memorial Garden – Bronx, NY

Assisted with the renovations and upgrades to the Ronald White Memorial Garden to improve circulation and ADA accessibility.Provided finish drawings for new entrance design, brook crossings, and new plantings.Large slabs of granite were incorporated and used to forde brooks.

New York Botanical Garden Conifer Collection – Bronx, NY

Assisted in upgrade of Welcome Center for the Montgomery Conifer Collection. Provided shop drawings for welcome center structure, designed as a pergola with stone columns.

19811986

Draftsman

Frank Todd & Associates

Education

19801982

BS

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
19771979

Associates

massassoit CC

Skills

Graphic Communication
Ability to generate quick sketches to communicate important construction details in the field. Saves client time and money. Laborers confident they are not doing something wrong.
Communication
Builder of high end condo units wants to install planting plan with unskilled labor. Using unskilled labor will save money but will not guarantee a stable planting that will stay healthy. I was hired to train the workers and oversee the installation Condo builder saved money. Plants were installed correctly. Design intent Stayed in tact.
Identifying design flaws in the planning stages of a project
  As a member of the Amesbury Conservation Committee a Subdivision plan was submitted for approval, I was able to quickly Identify problems and recommend solutions instantaneously. My recommendations allowed the builder to gain faster approval and build a better residence than the early presentation. The town has a conforming lot that will prosper. The town gets a conforming lot that will provide property taxes. Builder will have a much more marketable property for sale.

References

John Martin

Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, 1950, Master’s of Architecture, 1956, Brighton College of Art; Diploma in Landscape Design, University College, London, 1960; M.L.A., Harvard, 1967; Member, royal Institute of British Architects, Member, American Society of Landscape Architects, Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects. Professional Registrations, Architecture (United Kingdom); Landscape Architecture (Massachusetts). An accomplished architect and landscape architect, artist and landscape historian, he lectured and taught courses, seminars, and studios in landscape history and design, architecture and landscape architecture, involving a wide variety of scales and responsibilities. He has written in the areas of water resource planning, historic preservation, adaptive re-use, town revitalization, and urban architectural and landscape design history.

George Nammour

“I have worked with Jack on both commercial and private projects. I value his opinion and sense of design, that I start working with him before I finalize my architectural solutions. All the projects that we worked on together were very successful, and brought me additional work. I do not hesitate recommending Jack for any project.” March 31, 2008

Phil Bevins

Your participation as a member of The Landscape Design Group has been of paramount importance to the group. You have a great eye for creative solutions to difficult design issues. You also have a great artistic skill that can represent our thoughts to the client with an easily understood graphic depiction.I love your attention todetail and choice of materials in all that you design. I find my self continually in awe of your solutions to interfaces of house/ lifestyle / landscape issues. Your ideas always offer insight into solutions that many times are difficult to design for.The Landscape Design Group depends on your design skills a great deal for our continued success.

Thanks for you participation in The Group’s design adventures. I hope our relationship continues far into the future.

Bernard Christopher

“I've known Jack for over 20 years and have worked on projects with him for almost as long. He has always been very professional with my clients. Once Jack has been set up with a client I no longer have to worry he'll handle whatever their needs may be. In this business response and professionalism is key. With Jack you get an extremely responsive professional. He's the best.” April 1, 2008

Bobbie Burdick

“Over the past 13 years Jack and I have collaborated on various landscape architecture projects. His creativity and imagination is apparent with every design we work on together. Jack's ability to think outside the box along with his sense of humor adds value to every design each and every time he puts pen to paper. It's a delight to work with Jack in my Maine based design studio.” March 31, 2008

John Dennis

We had two goals in mind for our project.   First, we wanted to create some significant screening between our home and our neighbor's.   Also, we wanted to use boulders and rocks in a dramatic but natural fashion. The screening was accomplished with gentle mounding and a beautiful combination of plant material artfully placed.   Our house now appears to sit alone, beautifully framed, and quite private.

You simply don't haul 100 tons of boulders to a site and dump them off.   They must be placed carefully, logically, and with a plan in mind.   Jack's keen eye and very valuable experience in this realm was uncanny.   In fact, I nicknamed him "The Boulder Dude."

In addition, Jack created a beautiful "farmer's wall" on the property line, every rock placed just right so it appears that the wall has been there forever, in a slight state of dis-repair, with beautifully-placed grasses and wildflowers in the nooks and crannies of the rocks.   Gorgeous.

And of course, in addition to the screening and boulder aspects of the project, we were seeking an interesting and beautiful blend of plant material, flowers, trees, and even a water feature at the front door.

Jack pulled it all together in specatcular fashion. I can assure you, you may look a long time and never find a better landscape architect than Jack Tremblay.

Portfolio

Summary

Jack Tremblay is a Registered Landscape Architect with more than 28 years of experience in master planning and landscape design for municipal, residential, and commercial clients.He is proficient in site assessment and development, grading studies, landscape design, planting specifications for screenings and maintenance, construction plans and specifications, bidding assistance, and construction supervision, and has specialized experience in hardscape design.He has provided design services as a subconsultant to firms such as K&R Landscaping (Roger Cook) and Thomas Wirth Associates, and worked as an assistant to Patrick Chasse, creating designs and plans for renovations and improvements to municipal and private properties throughout New England.Notable projects include site assessment and master plans for three abutting private residences in Newbury, Massachusetts; renovation of the main entrance and athletic field for Matingon High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts; development of plans and specifications for restoration of the Jens Jensen designed Skylands (former Ford estate) in Seal Cove, Maine; and development of plans and specifications for renovations to the White memorial garden and the Montgomery conifer collection in the New York Botantical Garden in Bronx, New York.

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Activities

  • Conservation Commissioner for the city of Amesbury, MA
  • Principal Landscape Architect for the Powder House Restoration Project, Newburyport MA.
  • Finished project used as topic for "Standards for Evaluating Landscape Design" class Landscape design Study Program, Course IV, Series 13 by The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.
  • Instructor for Newburyport Adult Education.

Certifications

Mar 1986Present

Registered Landscape Architect

State of Massachusetts