Andover Landscape Design & Construction's firm partner and in-house architect, Russell D. H. Stott, was featured in an article by Erin Marvin at New England Home Magazine. 

Photograph by John McCarthy

Photograph by John McCarthy

"There are only so many hours in the day, but don’t tell that to landscape designer Russell Stott. As both principal of Andover Landscape Design and Construction and senior manager of Campus Design, Sustainability, and Grounds at Phillips Academy, Stott often says that, 'Phillips Academy is my nine-to-five, and Andover Landscape is my five-to-nine.' A strong love of design, the design process, and fostering relationships with his clients—not to mention a very supportive wife—fuels his daily passion.
When he’s not overseeing the 700-acre campus noted for its Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Platt design, Stott works on a number of custom residential projects across New England. Recent Massachusetts projects include a contemporary rooftop garden in Boston, a backyard pool design in North Reading, master plans for a Federal-style home in Chestnut Hill, and a summer estate in Orleans."
Photograph by Bruce Rogovin

Photograph by Bruce Rogovin

"Stott approaches each landscape as a sculptural installation. 'I feel that my designs emerge naturally from their surroundings and have a strong connection to both the home’s architecture and the native environs,' he says. 'I am constantly trying to find ways to blur the lines between interior and exterior.'
Colors and materials take their cues from the home’s architecture, and classic New England materials like granite and bluestone are arranged in clean, contemporary patterns. Along with design elements such as simplicity and asymmetrical balance, his work is also shaped by a solid understanding of how plants mature and what maintenance they require to preserve their design intent.
Somehow, Stott also finds time to give back to his community. He currently serves as chairman of the Greater Lawrence Technical School Horticulture Advisory Program, which he hopes will help foster the next great landscape designer."

ALD&C Featured in Northshore Home Magazine



We're excited to share that our Spruce Road Poolscape has been featured in Northshore Home Magazine's Summer 2018 edition -- on newsstands now! You can also view it digitally on pages 88-91. 

We really enjoyed developing the rear of the property for entertaining family & friends. The wish list included a pool, a generous deck, a hot tub, a lounge area, a sunning deck, and a screened room retreat located within the trees. Pulling off the home’s contemporary architecture, we kept the design linear and simple. An 18 x 36 gunite pool with wedding cake style steps is the visual centerpiece of this back yard sanctuary. Two bluestone terraces are on either side of the pool; one supporting the chaise lounges that face south for optimum tanning while the other is home to the dining area that also provides a transition to the rest of the yard. Large bluestone steppers with lawn joints connect both areas without the heavy feel of a solid walkway. 


The existing deck was modified which allowed us to sink the hot tub into the frame. This reduced the overall height and kept the sight lines from the home’s interior intact. A vertical cedar screen was built for added privacy and that same material, albeit proportionally smaller, was used to wrap the hot tub for a cohesive look.


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This Heatwave has us Thinking Pools!



There is no denying it: summer is finally here! This heatwave to kickoff July has us daydreaming of cooling off in the pool! 

If you've been thinking about transforming your property to include a pool of your own, we'd love to meet with you to discuss a potential pool-build project. 


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South End Roof Deck: Boston Home Magazine Features ALD&C

Boston Home Magazine Features Andover Landscape Design and Construction's South End Roof Deck as One of Five Newsworthy Outdoor Spaces


Boston Home Magazine selected five outdoor living spaces to celebrate in its summer 2018 edition and we're so excited to share that our Boston Rooftop project was selected to be featured:


"When two empty-nesters decided to trade in their Andover home for a condo in the city, they feared losing precious outdoor space. Those concerns dissipated, however, when the couple bought a gut-renovated townhouse in the South End, complete with an untouched 324-square-foot roof deck off the master bedroom."

Continue reading about this project under "THE ROOF DECK" in Boston Home Magazine to see how Andover Landscape Design & Construction transformed this space. 

This was a great project for wonderful clients that we collaborated on with our friends at Les Fleurs

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ALD&C Featured in Northshore Home Magazine

Andover Landscape Design and Construction Featured in Northshore Home Magazine's Spring Edition


We are excited to share that an Andover Landscape Design and Construction backyard oasis project is featured in the 2018 Spring Edition of Northshore Home Magazine.

We truly enjoyed transforming our clients' backyard into an outdoor retreat complete with a pond-like swimming pool and plenty of functional space for entertaining and lounging. View the portfolio from this project on our website.

We are also very excited to be a sponsor at this year's Clown Town event. This yearly event organized by Andover's Andona Organization supports the mission to help the youth of Andover learn, grow, and achieve. All event proceeds go back to the children of Andover. Come visit us in our booth on Saturday, May 19th, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. 

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Andover Landscape Design and Construction's Russell Stott Named One of New England Home Magazine's "5 Under 40"


Andover Landscape Design and Construction’s in-house landscape architect and partner of the firm, Russell Stott, has been chosen as one of New England Home Magazine’s “5 Under 40” award recipients for 2018. 

This highly-sought-after award is regarded as a major career accomplishment in the design field, and the entire Andover Landscape Design and Construction team is incredibly proud of Russell. 

Russell accepted his award on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the ninth annual Champagne Reception held at presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari’s Boston showroom. A select group of top-tier trade professionals, including the 2018 honorees, their colleagues, previous winners, judges, and more gathered to congratulate the following winners in their respective categories.

“Now in the ninth year, the “5 Under 40” awards spotlight the hottest emerging talent in high-end residential design in New England, including architecture, interior design, landscape design, and specialty design such as textiles, furniture, or home accessories.” - New England Home Magazine

Understanding that the landscape design must complement the rest of the property's architecture and surrounding environment, Russell carefully creates a well-thought-out plan to execute the job requested by the clients. Every project is architecturally-driven by a site plan that is hand-rendered to achieve the rich feel of a true original. Having been classically-trained and mentored by some of the industry's best, Russell brings true artistry to the design process.

Russell is extremely excited and honored to be joining the other award recipients, and looks forward to the upcoming event where the rug he designed as part of this award will be auctioned off for charity.

"Each year, the “5 Under 40” winners partner with presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari to design their own one-of-a-kind rugs, all five of which are auctioned off at the awards ceremony in September. All auction proceeds go to Barakata Cambridge, Massachusetts-based nonprofit dedicated to providing exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan that advances literacy and increases access to secondary education, specifically for girls and women." - New England Home Magazine

Click here for more information on the "5 Under 40" awards.