about our team

Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

meet our team

Our team consists of experienced landscape architects who develop the projects starting with a sketch and following it up to complete implementation of intended ideas.

 

ray dunetz

Principal 

nancy leask

Senior Associate

michelle de tarnowsky

Landscape Architect

PRIYANKA VANKINA

Designer

Ankang xu

Intern

 


 

Architects

Arrowstreet
Austin Architects
Beacon Architectural Associates
Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners
CBT Architects
Gensler
Helene Karl Architects
Helios Design Group
HKT Architects
Michael Kim Architects
Richard Alvord Architects
Silverman, Trykowski and Associates
Stantec

engineers

Harry R. Feldman
Joyce Consulting Group
LEC Consultants
Nitsch Engineering
North Shore Surveyors
Samiotes Consultants
Vanesse Hangen Brustlin

others

Beth Galston (artist)
Laura Baring Gould (artist)
Solutions in Metal (artist)
Suffolk Construction (contractor)
Veronica Sosa Design (graphics & website)


 

RAY DUNETZ, RLA, ASLA

Principal 

Ray founded RDLA in 2002 and is Principal of the firm. Ray has over 30 years of experience and has worked at such notable firms as Sasaki Associates, EDAW, Rhodeside and Harwell and Walker-Kluesing Design Group. Ray received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1985 and is a registered Landscape Architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ray currently serves on the Board of the Friends of Fairsted and was the President of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects from 2009-2011.

NANCY LEASK, RLA

Senior Associate

Nancy Leask has over 35 years of professional experience and has been a Senior Associate at RDLA since 2004. Previously, Nancy worked for Walker-Kluesing Design Group, Katherine Field and Associates, Sasaki Associates Inc. and Pressley Associates. Nancy received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from University of Minnesota and is a registered Landscape Architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nancy has been a board member of Loring Greenough House since 2012, and also volunteers for Roslindale Green and Clean in maintaining the open spaces of Roslindale.

MICHELLE DE TARNOWSKY, RLA, ASLA

Designer

Michelle joined RDLA in 2016 as a registered Landscape Architect. Michelle has lived and worked in Boston for the past decade, primarily working on institutional and multi family residential projects at Brown Sardina Inc. and for a short time delving into the details of residential design at SiteCreative. Throughout her career as a landscape architect, she has also enjoyed teaching; as an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, co-teaching a Materials and Technology course, and several design studios at the Boston Architectural College. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College in Sociology in Gambier, Ohio and her MLA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Michelle loves any kind of outdoor recreation, and can often be found enjoying the abundant green space of JP with her two small children.

priyanka vankina, cpsi

Designer

Priyanka joined RDLA in 2013 as a landscape designer. She earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Clemson University in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Landscape Ecology from Ohio State University in 2009. Priyanka enjoys designing for inclusive play and became a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) in 2015. When not at work, Priyanka enjoys baking, dancing, and traveling.

ANKANG XU

Intern

Ankang is our Summer 2017 intern at RDLA. He is currently a Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the Hunan University (HNU) in China in 2016. Ankang brings his inherent passion for the integration of art and design in landscape to daily work. He also emphasizes designing landscapes with knowledge of social-ecological science, as well as the plants and building materials.


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