Team

Bruce S. MacDowell, Jr.

Bruce owns and oversees all aspects of The MacDowell Company’s operations. Through a dedicated involvement in every facet of the company, Bruce diligently maintains the high standards of customer care, design and craftsmanship that The MacDowell Company has become known for. His central focus is not only creating a landscape environment and home the client can enjoy for a lifetime, but also providing an enjoyable project experience for the client.

Bruce has had a lifelong involvement in landscape industry. As is a MacDowell family tradition, Bruce was introduced to the masonry and landscaping trades at an early age. Through many years of hands-on experience in masonry construction, landscape design and plant installation, Bruce has developed a unique and comprehensive understanding of all phases of the design and construction processes. Beyond general business management, design and project management, Bruce specializes in site assessment, materials selection, budget estimation and permitting.

Bruce was certified by The University of Massachusetts’ Green School with a focus on landscape management. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science.

Roy S. MacDowell, Jr.

Roy founded The MacDowell Company in 1965 and through his dedicated, hands-on approach, grew the company to become a leader in the landscape architecture and construction industries. From the beginning, Roy’s approach has been based on a very clear commitment to excellence in design, craftsmanship and the highest standards in all phases of every project. For more than fifty years he has perfected his knowledge of materials, site selection, design and construction.

Roy is a central figure in the company’s client relations, design and project management. He focuses on providing and upholding high quality customer care and ensures that the design and construction product meets the most meticulous standards. Roy’s direction and involvement has been the hallmark of the firm’s success.

Outside of The MacDowell Company, Roy has served as both President of the Board of Trustees of The Rivers School in Weston, MA, and as a Trustee of the Children’s Hospital Boston Trust Board. He was a board member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New England. Roy is a past board member of Babson College, where he studied as an undergraduate, Sterling Bank, the Charles River Museum of Industry and the Waltham Boys & Girls Club.

Jeff Plant

Jeff is a Registered Landscape Architect and Project Manager who draws on more than 15 years’ of experience in site planning and design, covering a diverse range of project types. His design background includes extensive work within multi-disciplinary settings, providing him with an understanding and an appreciation for the balancing of form, function, aesthetic quality and efficiency in his design work. Jeff excels in the use of CAD drafting software, and is responsible for creating and managing much of the drawing and document workflow within the firm’s team-oriented design environment. Jeff is also responsible for project budget estimation and construction administration.

A native of New England, Jeff graduated with distinction and received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University in 2000. He attained professional licensure as a registered Landscape Architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2009.

Erick Swenson

Erick Swenson is a designer for The MacDowell Company, involved in everything from site design to graphic design. His specialty is 3D modeling and graphic analysis of the projects and materials used. His skills provide the client with a clear and comprehensive vision of what a project can look like well before the ground is broken. Additionally, Erick is responsible for Design, Project Management, Permitting and Marketing. Coming from an Architectural background Erick brings his experience from numerous architectural firms and a 5 Year Bachelors of Architecture Degree at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kathleen W. Fenn

Kathleen has handled the administrative duties for The MacDowell Company since she joined the firm in 2005. She serves as the firm’s office manager and is responsible for communications with prospective clients, vendors, and media outlets. Originally from Maryland, Kathleen graduated summa cum laude from Goucher College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Studio Arts and International Relations. She is also a licensed Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.