Attention to the “fit” of a project in the landscape, or within a building,  and understanding what physical changes do to shape the human and ecological events over time is the sensitivity our office will bring to your project.


Boardman Design has enjoyed a variety of project types and scales working creatively with our clients. The range extends from restoration of estate gardens to creating  gardens from “scratch”;  Master Plans for large properties and farms; renovation of structures in need of modernization or to be “put to rights” for improved livability; kitchen and bath renovations; home offices; and aging in place modifications. Our office strives to hear our clients and create better environments for life to unfold.




Barbara grew up in a small coastal New England town absorbing how a built environment can “fit” to its environment.  Graduate work that  incorporated both Landscape Architecture and Architecture further enriched this sensibility.  After completion of a Fulbrite Scholarship in which she spent two years in Central America she returned to the Boston area to open Boardman Design.  Built projects are located throughout the Northeast, as well as Palm Beach, FL and Chicago, IL.


BA in Human Ecology   College of the Atlantic

Masters in Landscape Architecture Harvard Graduate School of Design

Masters in Architecture  Harvard Graduate School of Design

Fulbrite Scholar Recipient   The Effect of Offshore Marine Parks on Shoreland Development


Salem Witch Trials Memorial Finalist in collaboration with Ann Kearsley (Ann Kearsley Design)


Clients & Collaborators


Asher Nichols & Craftsmen, LLC  Chestnut Hill, MA

The M. Augusta Residence, Hampton Falls, NH

The Bloomberg Residence,  Chestnut Hill, MA, Palm Beach, FL

The Bronner Residence,  Brookline MA

The Elephant Walk Restaurant,  Cambridge, MA

Farm and Forestry Trust,  Bremen, ME

The Ferguson Boardman Residence, Chicago IL

The Harris Residence,  Brookline, MA

The Grinberg Residence, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Grossman Residence, Newton, MA

The Houston Residence, Brookline, MA

Kristina Hill  "Ground Up: Issue 6 in Dialogue"

The Mooradian Residence,  Brookline, MA

North River Builders Concord, MA

The Ray Residence,   Bremen, ME

Robert Hanss, Inc.

The Biller Rosenberg Residence, Chestnut Hill, MA

Steve White Construction Westport, MA

Sheepscot Hollow, LLC,  Whitefield, ME

Waltham Chiropractic,   Waltham, MA


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