The Leadership Landscape at Halvorson Design is Evolving

Celebrating the promotion of our colleagues 


Robert Adams ASLA Principal

Rob has been a part of the Halvorson team for the past twenty years. Rob's skills as a landscape architect and his confident public presence quickly elevated him into a leadership role. A talented designer and project manager, Rob's award winning projects include The Channel Center Parks and Ulfeder Healing Garden at Mass. General Hospital.

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Joseph Ficociello RLA Senior Associate

Drawn to landscape architecture by the opportunity to shape how a person experiences exterior spaces, Joe loves the challenge in each project and the opportunities to apply innovative ideas and techniques. He is currently working on the South Street Landing Project in Providence, RI which includes a new urban coastal greenway, new residential apartments, reuse of an historic power station into research space, and reimagining an existing streetscape.

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Richard Houghton RLA CDT Senior Associate 

Rich has a lifelong love for the outdoors, from the excitement of a civic event to quiet reflection along a forest trail.  He has over ten years experience providing clients with thoughtful and site specific design solutions, enhancing each site's unique context, characteristics and programmatic opportunities. His recent projects include Adams Hancock Green which will transform downtown Quincy, MA into a focal point for the city that includes an activated park and streetscape that connects cyclists and pedestrians to downtown.

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Iris Yung-Ching Lin RLA LEED AP Associate

Trained as an engineer with great admiration for nature and art, Iris seeks to combine functionality with artistic expression in her designs. Most recently Iris was involved in the Port Norfolk Park project which transformed a post-industrial contaminated site into a passive use park designed to bring people back to the once abandoned land and to enjoy views of the waterfront and diverse wildlife.  

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Kenneth McClure RLA Associate 

Ken enjoys working with clients, contractors and community officials as well as marketing and business development. Truly a "people person," Ken is inspired by how the transformation of the landscape can benefit people. He is particularly skilled at conceptual design, planting design, 3D visualization, construction documentation and construction administration. Ken's recent work includes Northwest Park, an inviting green space and creative stormwater solution, at 3rd Ave Burlington.

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Shannon Lane RLA Associate

Shannon's deep appreciation for ecology and sustainability attracted her to landscape architecture. Her responsibilities include site planning and design, planting design and construction documentation. Currently Shannon is working on Clippership Wharf, a waterfront residential project in East Boston. Having lived on the coast for her entire life she has a great understanding of tidal systems, which helped to develop the dynamic design approach.

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Kelly Auld Associate | Director of Marketing

Kelly expertly coordinates proposals, qualifications, presentations, and administers Halvorson Design's web site, social media and public relations initiatives. Her most recent accomplishments include designing the new Halvorson Design Website as a completely in-house effort. When not in the office Kelly can be found performing in local community theatre productions.

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