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Dean Cardasis, FASLA
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Sunderland Veterans Memorial and Memorial Park. First place in national competition to design veterans memorial and park. Conceptual design through contract documents. (2005-2007)

Leverett Residence. Master Plan through construction documents of landscape, house and studio. Currently in construction. (2005-present)

Tribble Residence. Master Plan through construction documents for 100 acre estate. (2004-2007)

The Arc Sanctuary Garden. Conceptual design through design development for Episcopal Chaplaincy sanctuary garden. (2002-2004)

University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Master Plan. Conceptual design and design development integrating and developing previous campus master planning guidelines with numerous specific landscape projects, including recreational facilities, passive open spaces, and pedestrian passages. (2001-2002)

Hastings Garden. Design of contemporary garden consisting of moss garden, water courtyard and rock terrace. Design complete and currently in construction. (2001-present)

Mass Passage. Conceptual design for 1/4 mile long pedestrian passageway through an indigenous hemlock-Northern hardwood forest community, part of the university arboretum. The design celebrates and memorializes the history of the University of Massachusetts through the creation of descriptive "benchmarks" along the way and by embedding 8000 engraved river stones as drainage/edging to the passage. The design also provides for a series of memorial gardens, courtyards and outdoor classrooms adjacent to the passage. Conceptual design complete. (2001-present)

Kane-Levit Garden. Design for a series of garden terraces, along with bridges, garage and modern folly. Integrates runoff from structures and paving with natural systems and aesthetics in design. Conceptual design complete and currently in design development. (2001-present)

Pader Residence. Design of New England ranch house and garden, exploring the relationship between the Spanish ranch prototype and a New England site in formulating unique indoor-outdoor relationships. Design complete and currently under construction. (2000-present)

Ulrich Garden. Design of garden for Victorian house including porches, terraces and planting. Design complete and currently under construction. (2000-present)

Waldinger/White Garden. Design for a modern house on 8 acres including swimming pool and amphitheater. Design complete and currently under construction. (2000-present)

Gelfand Garden. Site and detailed garden design for twenty eight acre private residence requiring full accessibility. Design complete and phases one and two of construction complete. Phase three currently under construction. (1999-present)
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James Rose Center. Rehabilitation of historic modern house and garden and establishment of a contemporary landscape research and study center. Winner of American Society of Landscape Architects "Classic Award," and American Society of Landscape Architects "Centennial Medallion." Planning and design complete. Phases one, two and three of construction complete. Ongoing. (1995-present) (View portfolio images)

"Clark’s Passage." Conceptual design and design development for pedestrian mall commemorating the relationship between the University of Hokkaido and the University of Massachusetts. Conceptual design complete. (1998)
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"Bartlett Courtyard." Design of public courtyard exploring the relationship between sculptural object and the landscape space. Winner of Boston Society of Landscape Architects "Merit Award" in Landscape Art. Design and construction complete. (1997)
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Garden Bridge in a James Rose Garden. Landscape consultant.
Winner of American Institute of Architects New York Chapter "Architectural Design Award." Design and construction complete. (1997)

"Memorial Courtyard." Conceptual design and design development of courtyard which commemorates the significant people in the history of the UMass Campus. Conceptual and design development complete. (1997)

The Loebel Garden. Conceptual design and design development of private residence with "bed and breakfast." Design and construction complete. (1996)

The Bachrach/Moss Garden. Conceptual and detailed design and construction supervision of private woodland garden with pools, screens and native planting. Winner of Boston Society of Landscape Architects "Merit Award" in Garden Design. Design and construction complete. (1996)
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The Sargent Residence. Restoration plan for historic 1956 James Rose Garden. Design and construction complete. (1995-1996)

The Slater Residence. Site plan of new residence, supervision of grading. Design and construction complete. (1996)

Durfee Gardens. Detailed design and construction supervision of five contemporary park/garden spaces based upon the agricultural heritage of the land grant campus, now the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Winner of American Society of Landscape Architects "Honor Award" in Design, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society "Urban Landscape Award" and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects "Merit Award." Design and construction complete. (1993-1995)
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The Scott Residence. Design and supervision of steep slope stabilization project and perennial planting. Design and construction complete. (1995)

The Hoffman Residence. With James Rose, completion of later phases of detailed design and construction of private modern garden; the last professional work begun by James Rose. Design and construction complete. (1994)

The Colton Residence. Design of adaptation of James Rose garden in conjunction with major architectural addition and renovation. Design and construction complete. (1994)

Wilder Hall. Project conception, detailed design and construction supervision of student volunteers to renovate the entrance to historic Wilder Hall. Design and construction complete. (1993)

The Szloczyk Residence. Detailed design for new entry to house. Design and construction complete. (1993)

East Hampton House for the Elderly. Site planing, conceptual and detailed design for site of new housing project. Design and construction complete. (1992)

The Treyz Garden. Conceptual and detailed design for in-town garden featuring decking stone terraces and garden pools. Design complete, partially constructed. (1992)

The Knocki/Gifford Garden. Detailed design and construction of garden/daycare featuring brightly colored Plexiglas panels. Landscape Architecture Magazine Garden Design Competition "Honorable Mention," Boston Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award in Garden Design. Design and construction complete. (1992)
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The Heller Farm. Master plan and detailed design for conversion of eighteenth century farm house and fields into contemporary dwelling and organic farm market. Design complete, partially constructed. (1991)

The Noonan Residence. Site planing for new residence engaging steep slopes with interior/exterior terracing. Design complete. (1991)

The Donnelly Garden. Detailed design and construction of woodland garden featuring terracing, deck and stone work. Design and construction complete. (1990)

The Edwards/Burt Garden. Detailed design and construction of private garden featuring orchard planting and porch design. Design and construction complete. (1990)

The Armstrong Residence. Site planning and detailed design for vacation house and garden. Design complete. (1990)

"Oldgate." Design development for historic site originally designed by Fredric Law Olmsted. Design complete, partially constructed. (1989)

The Mazer Garden. Siting of a 3000 square foot contemporary house on a steep slope; detailed garden design and construction, including decks, terraces, stone walls and plantings. Winner of Boston Society of Landscape Architects "Honor Award" in Residential Design. Design and construction complete. (1989)
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"The Brook at Amherst Green." Conversion of 136 apartments into condominiums; private gardens designed for all units, landscape plan for 16 acres. Design and construction complete. (1989)

Hadley Waldorf School. Site planing consultant for campus on fifteen acres; responsible for site plan documents for board approvals including feasibility study, grading, drainage and septic design, office analysis and wetland study. Design complete. (1988)

The Elson Garden. Siting of a 4000 square foot contemporary residence on a rolling hill side; detailed garden design. Design complete. (1988)

The Peterson Garden. Restoration and renovation of horticultural garden associated with a 19th century cape style home; detailed garden design for greenhouse, perennial borders, formal garden. Design and construction complete. (1988)

The Carlson Garden. Detailed design for a ranch home in an open field including arbor, deck and planting. Design and construction complete. (1988)

"Eagle’s Landing." Site planning for housing and open space associated with a private air strip on 150 acres. Conceptual design complete. (1988)

The Laforte Garden. Detailed garden design including pool, planting and terrace for a 1930s era stucco home. Design and construction complete. (1988)

The Todrin Garden. Detailed garden for Victorian home in association with a 2000 square foot addition. Design complete. (1987)

"Tan Brook." Site planning and design for six condominiums, private and community spaces on 2/3 acre site, including wetlands replacement. Design and construction complete. (1987)

The Abruzzi Garden. Siting of a 3000 square foot contemporary home on the crest of a hill, detailed garden design including decks, terraces, retaining walls and planting. Design complete. (1987)

The Austin-Lipman Garden. Detailed garden design and construction for a new 4000 square foot Victorian-style home including carpet-bedding, espalier, arbor, and retaining walls. Design and construction complete. (1987)

The Ruberge Garden. Detailed garden design for a nineteenth century cape style home including perennial design, paving and general planting design. Design and construction complete. (1987)

The Schaeffer-Berkenwald Garden. Detailed garden design for a contemporary home including deck, stone walls, and planting. Design and construction complete. (1987)

"Soldiers Walk." Detailed design, construction drawings and supervision of construction of 1/2 acre park for disabled veterans including detailed perennial garden plan. Design and construction complete. (1986)

The Teagno Garden. Detailed garden design and construction for Northeast Utilities solar home prototype including hedges, benches, retaining walls, arbor and planting. Design and construction complete. (1986)

The Breitbart Garden. Siting of a 3,000 square foot contemporary home in an apple orchard including decks, planting, paving and retaining walls. Design complete, partially constructed. (1986)

The Pepin Garden. Detailed garden design and construction for an eighteenth century colonial home including hedges, perennial borders and stone work. Design and construction complete. (1986)

"Hickory Woods." Planting design for forty-one condominiums on four-and-one-half acres. Design complete, partially constructed. (1986)

The Meringolo Garden. Detailed garden design for contemporary home including design of addition for "hot tub" and perennial boarders. Design and construction complete. (1986)

The Jones-Stallybrass Garden. Detailed garden design and construction for nineteenth century farm house including retaining walls, pond rehabilitation and planting. Design and construction complete. (1986)

The Bogartz Garden. Siting of garage/studio addition and detailed garden design for contemporary Japanese-style home including arbor, paving and planting. Design complete. (1986)

The Goodrich Garden. Siting of 100 square foot addition and detailed garden design for contemporary home including deck, paving and planting. Design and construction complete. (1985)

The Brandt Garden. Siting of a 3,000 square foot addition and detailed garden design for contemporary home on a steep slope including wooded decks, terraces, retaining walls and planting. Design complete. (1985)

The Martula Garden. Detailed garden design and construction including paving, planting, and pond. Design and construction complete. (1985)

Waldorf School Conversion. Site planning for conversion of historic tavern site to school grounds including redesign of traffic flow, preservation of open space and siting of play structure. Design and construction complete. (1984)

The Berkman-Levine Garden. Siting of a 3,000 square foot contemporary home in an apple orchard; detailed garden design and construction including deck, retaining walls and planting. Design and construction complete. (1984)

The Smith Garden. Detailed garden design and construction for nineteenth century Victorian home including porch addition, carpet bedding, and planting design. Design and construction complete. (1983)

Digital Facilities Entrance. Detailed design, bidding documents, and construction supervision of main entrance to 500,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Design and construction complete. (1982)

Digital Facility Expansion. Landscape architect on design team for $6,000,000. manufacturing expansion. Conceptual design complete, partially constructed. (1982)

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