Happy New Year! Welcome, Russell!

Screen Shot 2019-01-02 at 2.05.36 PM.png

Happy New Year! We hope 2019 brings you joy, great health, and lots of memories made outdoors!

Andover Landscape Design & Construction has more exciting news!

In addition to having a new home at 90 Main Street, Andover, we're happy to announce that our in-house landscape architect and firm partner, Russell Stott, has transitioned to Andover Landscape Design and Construction on a full-time basis. This means that he will be creating his hand-drawn designs for projects Monday through Friday and will be available for more daytime meetings to better serve you! 

Russell's previous full-time position was at Phillips Academy in Andover as the manager of grounds -- a position that oversees the renowned 700-acre campus noted for the quality of its Olmsted and Charles Platt design. Russell immersed himself in studying archived drawings of the campus and worked to restore much of the original historic landscape. In 2015, Russell was promoted to senior manager where he continued overseeing the grounds as well as campus design and sustainability initiatives. Russell managed several large-scale landscape renovation projects, participated in the development of the 2017 Campus Master Plan, and most recently led campus efforts to develop a climate action plan.

Last year was an incredible one for Russell. In addition to welcoming his first child, Jesse, he also received the New England Home's 5 Under 40 Award for his accomplishments in the design field. His designs also helped the Andover Landscape Design and Construction team earn Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Home 2018, Best of Houzz Design 2018, Best of Houzz Service 2018, and Northshore Magazine's BONS 2018 (Best of Northshore Award) in two categories: garden design and water feature.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates from Andover Landscape Design & Construction. 

If you're thinking about a project for your home, we'd love to meet with you to explore the possibilities. Set up a meeting today and come check out our new space!

Screen Shot 2019-01-02 at 2.06.06 PM.png


This past spring, New England Home Magazine announced the 2018 winners of the prestigious 5 Under 40 award. Andover Landscape Design and Construction's firm partner and in-house architect, Russell Stott, was chosen as one of the five, and would could not be more proud of him and this accomplishment!

In addition to this amazing award, the recipients were invited to design a rug to be auctioned off at a charity event presented by Landry & Acari that benefits a very worthy cause. We'll be celebrating Russell, all of his accomplishments, and the other four winners on September 13th when all five rug are auctioned off. 

All proceeds from the auction will benefit Barakat, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based charity that works to strengthen education and literacy in Central and South Asia. In addition to to supporting Barakat, Inc., Russell keeps the philanthropic spirit alive as the Chair of the Greater Lawrence Technical School Horticulture Advisory Board. Russell hopes to share his passion for a well-designed landscape that honors the environment around it with the next generation in this field. 

Check out Russell's rug design inspiration below!



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."