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About Design

Landscape architecture is an art and a process. Creativity and analysis are the tools to create sustainable designs – and beauty. Form, structure, spatial relationships and embellishment are valued and essential components. They anchor the organic stage, creating memorable landscapes that endure. I see myself as a visual artist creating and interpreting green tableaux from the world around us – crafting a response that values place, culture, aesthetics, horticulture, and conservation. My interest in landscape architecture is rooted in culture and history. While my designs are derived from both classical and contemporary principles and theories, I aspire to create original work that is fresh and distilled.

About Services

Since 1991, I have managed a design studio focusing on landscape design, preservation planning, and cultural landscape management. A keen eye and practical experience – developed over 20 years education and professional practice – guides the creative process and establishes the realistic framework. Collaboration with the client, artisans, and allied design professionals is appreciated and developed.

  • Landscape design services and project development
  • Construction administration
  • Cultural landscape inventories (CLI) and reports (CLR)
  • Preservation planning
  • Product design


  • Recipient, Visiting Artists and Scholars Program, American Academy in Rome, Italy, 2009
  • The Boston Society of Architects, Honor Award for Design Excellence, for the garden design at the Skolos-Wedell Residence, Canton, Massachusetts, 2003
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Leadership, Certificate of Achievement, January 2002

Authorship: Pursuant to the US Copyright Act of 1976 and The Berne Convention, the work contained herein represents intellectual property, literary and artistic works created by the Office of James O’Day LLC while performing professional services as an independent contractor in the role of senior landscape designer, product designer, writer, creative director and project manager. The US Copyright Act and Berne Convention assures the creator, the Office James O’Day LLC, the right to publicly identify himself as principal in the creation of the works developed independently or collaboratively.