Bosenberg & Company Landscape Architects is a comprehensive landscape architectural firm specializing in residential, corporate and municipal landscape site planning and design since 1989; providing services to individuals, private developers, state agencies, corporations and institutions. Our approach to landscape architecture is one of developing solutions with the natural and man-made surroundings. The firm seeks harmony not only in landscape design, but also in its responsiveness to the aspiration and requirements of our clients.
Members of our staff are LEED-AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals), a certification designated by the United States Green Building Council. Our firm incorporates sustainable design principals into our projects when possible and strives to use ‘Green Building Principals’ in all of our projects.
Past commissions vary in scale from an intimate rooftop garden to large-scale master plans, with the same attention to quality and detail devoted to all projects, regardless of size. Collaboration with architects, engineers and other design professionals helps to ensure a consistently high caliber project. Commissioned projects range in location from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts and Maine.
The firm has been recognized by the New Jersey Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (NJASLA) for outstanding professional achievement, and has been highlighted in several publications, including New Jersey Countryside magazine.
Brian Bosenberg has been practicing landscape architecture for over 30 years and is always looking for solutions to design challenges in innovative ways. A licensed landscape architect in NJ, PA, ME, VT and VA, Brian is able to develop solutions to complex design issues that utilize strong ecological principals as an underlying design tool. Working with native systems, many answers to complex projects become readily apparent. Traveling globally observing local cultural practices and relationships to nature has deeply influenced his design philosophy. Early in his career, Brian worked in the construction industry learning to implement a wide variety of projects from a hands on perspective. Brian has a special ability to bring people of diverse backgrounds together. Through a team building approach, clients, contractors and project consultants work together to provide the greatest opportunity for a project to be successful from conception through completion. Brian founded Bosenberg & Company Landscape Architects in 1989 with the idea that design and meeting client’s needs are important fundamentals for creating positive spaces. His work with a diverse group of residential, corporate, municipal and non-profit clients has enabled him and his firm to create a wide range of sustainable projects. Brian is a frequent guest lecturer and has been a studio instructor at Rutgers University; he has a degree in Landscape Architecture magna cum laude from West Virginia University.
Jim Mazzucco is a Licensed Landscape Architect in the State of New Jersey and Connecticut, working in the industry since 1992. Jim has a vast knowledge of many types of multi-faceted projects and land use cases. Throughout his experience, he has provided expert design guidance for projects of various scales and complexities, from intimate residential gardens and complex and detailed green roof gardens to large scale commercial developments. His education began at an early age while working at his family’s nursery and continued as he worked in the construction field while attending college. Jim is a graduate of the University of Georgia, School of Environmental Design where he received a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. During his studies with the university, he was fortunate to be able to participate in the studies abroad program where he was immersed into the diverse culture, art, history and historic landscapes of Western Europe. After joining the firm in 1992, he continues to broaden and refresh his educational knowledge through lectures and classes on the cutting edge of technology and green development.
John Olivo is a licensed Landscape architect in New Jersey and began practicing in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (Cook College), Rutgers University. He has also been recognized by the United States Green Building Council, as a LEED accredited professional. John has collaborated on a wide range of projects applying a combination of innovative and traditional solutions to design and planning challenges. John’s deep interests in art, natural systems and design dovetail into the cradle of landscape architecture and its role in design. His experiences traveling abroad have allowed him to see how different cultures and communities address various design challenges; the same challenge can be solved in many ways. The interactions between art, science and nature produce our culture; the ever-changing ecosystem that has shaped our past, present, and will shape our future. John knows that these interactions lead to constantly evolving possibilities for us to flourish as communities and individuals. The road to true sustainability begins with the individual. John sees landscape architecture as playing a vital role in the design collaborative that can mesh technical, ecological, aesthetic and logistical needs; creating holistic solutions that are equitable and sustainable for nearly any challenge. These ideals and adaptive methodologies guide John in the search for better design. I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, But rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man. ~ Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe
Meredith Carman is a graduate of Rutgers University holding a degree in Landscape Architecture from Cook College and a New Jersey Certified Landscape Architect since 1999. She has traveled throughout the United States and abroad studying old town development, community design and general design strategies. Meredith grew up on a dairy farm in New Jersey and retains a love and respect for the environment and great sense of community spirit. This has prompted her to be active in her current community of Highland Park where she serves on the design review committee for Main Street Highland Park, supporting their development as a sustainable community. With the help of Sustainable New Jersey, she was integral in the installation of edible gardens at all the public schools in town. She is pleased to spend time with the students and members of the community teaching them the importance of local food production and the value of native plants in our ecosystems. Meredith also returns to Rutgers University as a guest lecturer and juror, further exhibiting her commitment to educate others on the importance of our connection to the land. A love of plants, gardening and community allows Meredith to add great dimension to our projects. As a project manager for the firm, she enjoys working closely with our clients to insure their desires are met with the most creative and functional of designs, from concept to installation.
Krista Kussoff-Saypol joined the Bosenberg & Company design team in January 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture with a Minor in Community Planning from the College of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. She has been a Certified Horticulturist in the State of Rhode Island and also spent time in the design build industry, strengthening her knowledge of landscape construction. Krista is a New Jersey Licensed Landscape Architect and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the profession through practice and continued intellectual exploration Upon graduation, Krista worked for a prominent Landscape Architecture firm in Rhode Island while living in Newport. She helped develop her love for nature early in her career by working at a nursery in Johnston, RI where she aided both landscape contractors and retail customers in developing solutions for various design applications. Her past work in environmentally sensitive systems along the New England coastline has reinforced her diverse landscape design skills. Krista has successfully taken a variety of project types and sizes from the initial client meeting to final construction. Through high levels of communication, coordination and attention to detail, she strives for efficient project management and is committed to client care and satisfaction.
Erika Schellinck joined the design team at B.W. Bosenberg & Company after graduating magna cum laude from the Landscape Architecture program at Rutgers University in 2018. She is currently on track to becoming a New Jersey licensed Landscape Architect. Throughout her college years Erika worked as a plant caretaker and sales representative at a nursery in Northern New Jersey where she developed her extensive knowledge of landscape plants. She became a Landscape Architecture intern at the Rutgers University Golf course where she worked to integrate ecological design and sustainable practices into the management of the course. She was nominated for her work in her studio classes and received a merit award from the New Jersey Chapter of Landscape Architects. Erika developed her appreciation for nature early in life, growing up in a family of gardeners. Her travels in life have expanded her views on the interdependent relationship between people and nature. She aspires to become a steward of the land, working in harmony with the natural environment. She uses her knowledge of plants, design, and ecological systems to assist in the completion of multi-faceted projects at the firm.