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.
Marcus is a landscape architect with over 10 years of experience working in the A/E/C industry. Marcus oversees and manages the day to day operations on several of the firm’s projects. He works with the team to explore various design solutions; provide drawings, documentation, and support; produce contract documents; and oversee construction administration. Originally from Texas, Marcus holds a private pilot’s license, enjoys fishing, and loves being outdoors.
For 10 years, Aaron has worked on a variety of project types including parks, playgrounds, schools, municipal buildings, and multi-family housing developments. He is involved in the entire design process from start to finish and strives to create sustainable and engaging built environments. Outside of work, Aaron serves on the Chelsea Traffic and Parking Commission, plays the clarinet in the Brookline Community Band, and is a Dragon Boat paddler.
Achan brings five years of landscape design experience to Copley Wolff Design Group. He conducts design research and applies his expertise in graphics programs to communicate ideas to clients. Achan enjoys painting, taking photographs, and exploring local architectural treasures.
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.
Sam has three years of experience working on a wide range of projects including urban parks and plazas, roof terraces, schools, high-end residential towers, and corporate headquarters. She works alongside colleagues, consultants, clients, and the community throughout all phases of the design process. When not working, Sam loves to travel, photograph the landscape, attend concerts, and watch movies.
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.
A recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island, Madison has brought her passion and interest in landscape architecture and sustainable design to her work at Copley Wolff Design Group. Madison assists project teams with research, rendering, and meeting preparation. Outside the office, Madison enjoys snowboarding in the winter, spending time at the beach in the summer, and doing hot yoga.
Mo has 23 years of experience as a Controller. She is responsible for all financial and HR services at the firm as well as IT consultant coordination She is the mother of two boys, has a passion for yoga, loves cooking, and enjoys spending her free time in Maine during the summer.
Danna has 20 years of experience marketing professional services in the A/E/C industry. She has worked with engineers, architects, and landscape architects. Danna spends her free time running, biking, snowboarding, painting, and taking photos.