James Calderwood is a licensed landscape architect serving residential, commercial, and municipal clients since 1987. Working closely with architects, civil engineers, and planners Mr. Calderwood has contributed to a wide variety of highly regarded commercial and municipal projects throughout New England. Partnering with individual homeowners and landscape contractors, he has also produced numerous residential plans noted for their beauty and environmental sensitivity. Whether designing a small residential landscape or planning a large commercial site, James Calderwood has an excellent reputation for collaborating with clients to ensure outcomes that are functionally and aesthetically successful.

Licensed to practice in six states, including New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Mr. Calderwood has specific expertise in the design and construction of park facilities, athletic fields, and school grounds. Strongly aware of sustainability issues and the need for green design, Mr. Calderwood has also collaborated on several LEED-certified projects. Finally, as a practicing sculptor and public artist whose work has been exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts, Chesterwood, and the Provincetown Museum of Art, Mr. Calderwood has extensive experience in creating, siting, and installing public art work. (



SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1978
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies, 1977
Fifth Year Thesis: Spatial Arrangement in the Built Environment, Paros, Greece

Registered Landscape Architect:

Maine #109
New Hampshire #34
Massachusetts #743
Rhode Island #305 
Connecticut #734

Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Landscape Architects
Granite State Landscape Architects


Holyoke Heritage State Park, Holyoke, Massachusetts - Project landscape architect responsible for preparation of final contract documents for an award winning urban park. In addition to landscape design, this project involved a variety of design features such as an exterior brick plaza, and a multi-level water feature.(with City Design Collaborative)

(Boston Society of Landscape Architects: Design Excellence Award
for Holyoke State Park, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1985.)

Court Square Revitalization, Springfield, Massachusetts - Project landscape architect responsible for preparation of preliminary design documents for a major park located in the center of the city. This project included brick sidewalks, historic lighting, and historic street furnishings.(with City design Collaborative)

Henry Law Park/ Cochecho River Walk, Dover, New Hampshire - Project landscape architect responsible for conceptual master planning, perspective sketches, and preliminary design documents. Project included a pedestrian loop which connected downtown Dover to the Cochecho River. Highlights included a covered bridge, brick walks with historic lights, a renovated park with curvilinear walks, shelters, benches, picnic tables, and landscaping.(with Appledore Engineering)

Main Street Park, Newmarket, New Hampshire - Project landscape architect responsible for meeting with local citizen groups, preparing preliminary and final design documents for this highly visible park located in the center of downtown. Project included brick walks, benches, landscaping, and a unique gazebo/bus shelter. (with Appledore Engineering)

Great Island Common, New Castle, New Hampshire - Project manager for the master planning of an existing park located at the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Project included new tennis courts, a scenic pond, and a playground. (with Kimball Chase)

Prescott Park Improvements, Portsmouth, New Hampshire - Project manager for the design of park improvements which included waterfront walks, historic lighting, and plantings. Emphasis was placed on providing handicap access throughout the park. (with Kimball Chase)

Great Bay Wildlife Refuge, Newington, New Hampshire – Provided master planning for a federal wildlife refuge. The plan included bike and hiking trail layout, a handicap accessible fishing pier, and an information kiosk.

Elm Street Improvement Plan, Westfield, Mass. – Project landscape architect responsible for selecting locations and species of street trees. Project included the use of root barriers which prevent roots from heaving sidewalks. ( with Tighe&Bond)


Windham High School, Windham, New Hampshire – Project landscape architect for this new $50 million high school. Conceptual site planning responsibilities included roadway, building, and athletic field layouts. Final site planning responsibilities included the preparation of a detailed grading plan, and landscape plan.(with Appledore Engineering)

Somersworth Elementary School, Somersworth, New Hampshire – Project landscape architect for this award winning elementary school. Project highlights included extensive parking lot raingardens.(with Appledore Engineering)

Exeter High School, Exeter, New Hampshire – Provided landscape architectural services for this new $40 million high school in Exeter, N.H. Provided conceptual site layout, landscape, and grading plans, as well as a student courtyard.(with Appledore Engineering)

Oyster River High School, Durham, New Hampshire – Provided conceptual Site Layout & Landscape and Grading Plans at High School in Durham, New Hampshire.(with Appledore Engineering)

Barrington Middle School, Barrington, N.H. – Provided conceptual Site Layout, Landscape and Preliminary Site Grading Plans at Middle School in Barrington, New Hampshire.(with Appledore Engineering)

Dover Middle School, Dover, N.H. – Provided conceptual Site Layout, Landscape and Preliminary Site Grading Plans at Middle School in Dover, New Hampshire.(with Appledore Egineering)

Nashua High Schools (North and South), Nashua, N.H. – Provided landscape plans for 2 large public high schools. (with Lavallee/Brensinger Architects)


Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Portsmouth, New Hampshire – Project landscape architect for this 33 bed rehabilitation hospital. As part of the project team responsibilities included preparation of conceptual site layouts, preliminary site grading plans, and a final landscape plan.(with Appledore Engineering)

Norwalk Fire Headquarters, Norwalk, Connecticut – Landscape design for this state of the art 27,000 square foot fire station and fire headquarters. Highlights included a firefighter maltese cross medallion inlaid granite paver plaza.(with Tighe&Bond)

Shaw’s Plaza Expansion, Falmouth, Maine – Project landscape architect for the design and renovation of a deteriorated shopping center in Falmouth, Maine. It was a pleasure to be part of the team that brought life back into this center. Responsibilities included preliminary zoning review and conceptual site layouts, final landscape plan, and maintenance guidelines.(with Appledore Engineering)

Stop & Shop, Granby, Connecticut – Project landscape architect responsible for conceptual site layout, preliminary site grading, and final landscape plan.(with Wagner Engineering)

Medway Commons, Medway, Massachusetts – Project landscape architect for this 130,000 square foot mixed use retail center. Highlights included a centrally located landscaped public park, and 3,000 lineal feet of sidewalk providing pedestrian linkage.(with Appledore Engineering)

Wentworth By The Sea Hotel, New Castle, New Hampshire – Preliminary site layout, grading plans, and landscape design for this renovated historic hotel. Project included historical landscape plant research, design of a rose garden with an arbor, stone wall, and teak benches.(with Appledore Engineering)


Work Force Housing Charrette, Kittery, Maine Site (June 2011)

Durham Community Raingarden, Oyster River High School, Durham, N.H. (May 2012)

Work Force Housing Charrette, Portsmouth, N.H. (October, 2012)



James Calderwood 179 Packers Falls Road, Durham, N.H. 03824 603 988 9134