DGLA was founded by Dan Gordon in 1996. His admiration and knowledge of American Renaissance landscape design served as a blueprint for the firm’s evolution. Today, regarded equally for traditional and contemporary designs, the firm has developed a reputation in the greater New England region for thoroughly understanding the natural context of the land, the cultural and built architectural connections, and the specific needs and stylistic preferences of each client. DGLA fully explores these factors and studies the potential of every property to prepare unique, custom designs with a clear connection to place.
The close-knit team at DGLA upholds this ideology with a hands-on approach whether studying precedent and proportion in the studio, while out in the field, or during construction and installation. Stewardship of the environment is a vital responsibility, as is the use of traditional materials. The collective care and attention during the entire process results in defining landscapes that heighten appreciation for natural abundance and growth. DGLA’s collaborations are underscored by a shared love of the natural world, evidenced further in partnership with other design professionals, to achieve sustainable and enduring landscapes.