With ten years and a wide-range of
experience, Melissa Desjardins’ multifaceted approach to site design stems from
her experience in a myriad of projects seen from concept through construction.
Projects include the preservation of historic estates; rehabilitation of parks
and streetscapes; design of green roofs and courtyards; and the planning of
campus, rooftop and therapeutic gardens.
In the spring of 2013, she
switched her focus from the public to private realm (ending her
bicycle commute, much to her dismay) when she joined Dan Gordon Associates in Wellesley, MA. Prior
to her current position, she worked as a landscape architect at Copley Wolff
Design Group, Pressley Associates, and the Cecil Group.
Melissa sat on
the executive committee of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for 6 years as the Emerging Professionals chairwoman and secretary. After obtaining her
LEED Accreditation, she chaired the events committee for the USGBC’s Emerging
Green Builders and participated in the sustainability committee for the Urban
She received her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and spent a semester studying
architecture and urban design in Copenhagen, Denmark.