Leadership & Governance

Vice President, Government Affairs
American Society of Landscape Architects


Thomas R. (Tom) Doolittle, ASLA, is a licensed landscape architect with 30 years of professional experience. His work has focused on design, design management, and project management for large-scale infrastructure projects throughout the northeastern United States. Tom is a Principal Professional with Kleinfelder, an international engineering and consulting firm. He is working to develop a planning and landscape architecture practice for the firm, with an emphasis on transit-oriented development and transportation-related projects. Prior to joining Kleinfelder, Tom was a project manager for Gilbane Building Company with a focus on horizontal and site construction projects. He also held positions with CR3 inc., Halvorson Design Partnership, Sasaki Associates, HNTB Corporation, and Carol R. Johnson Associates, where he was a principal. His project experience includes the Revere Transit Facility in Revere, MA; Harvard University’s Allston Development Program; the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston; the Wacker Drive Reconstruction Project in Chicago; the Maumee River Crossing Project in Toledo, Ohio; and the Vassar Streetscape Project for MIT in Cambridge.    


Tom has been active in the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for more than twenty years, serving as president, treasurer, and chair of several committees in the chapter, including fundraising, licensure, and government affairs. At the national level, Tom chaired the Licensure and Government Affairs Advisory Committees and the Chapter President’s Council, and also served on the Policy and Membership Services Committees. He also served as ASLA’s representative to the Continuing Education Task Force, and continued to represent the Society as a member of the Application Review and Monitoring Committees of the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) that was created by the Task Force. Outside of ASLA, Tom spent ten years on the board of directors of WalkBoston, a pedestrian advocacy group, where he chaired the advocacy and government affairs committees


Tom received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (with honors) and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Ball State University. He is currently licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is a regular speaker on transportation issues, including presentations at ASLA, Transportation Research Board, Walk21, and the National Pedestrian Conference. He has received awards for his work from the BSLA, the Ohio Chapter of ASLA, the Ohio Planning Conference of APA, the International Downtown Association, and MOVE Massachusetts. He also received the Award of Outstanding Achievement from the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Association.