Our Landscape Architects

Our Architects bring a fresh new approach to Landscape Architecture in a changing world

Eric R. Buck

Principal Landscape Architect/Owner

Where I’m from: I grew up in Meredith NH, on the shores of picturesque Lake Winnipesaukee. As a young boy I enjoyed being outside and always interacting with nature.  You could usually find me and my younger brother building forts, playing in the woods and getting dirty.

Where I Studied: I have a B.S in Landscape Architecture as well as a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Connecticut, GO HUSKIES!!

Where I’ve worked: At an early age I began mowing lawns and doing various landscape maintenance tasks with my father’s small lawn mowing company. I then went on to work for one of the premier landscape construction companies in the Lakes Region, working my way up through the ranks from laborer to foreman and eventually project manager. This deep rooted construction experience brings a valuable practicality to our designs.

Where I live: I currently live in Hopkinton NH with my wife Brooke, our Pudelpointer, Kodiak and our two young sons, Keegan, 10 and Reed, 8. We have recently built a new studio space for Terrain Planning & Design on our Hopkinton property.

What inspires me: I think we live in one of the most beautiful regions of the country. I love how our landscape interacts with the different seasons. I also think the history behind how our landscape was shaped is fascinating. I really like old stone walls & the resilience of native plant material continues to baffle me. Mother Nature has set the bar pretty high, the projects we design are just trying to keep up.

Why Landscape Architecture: Having the ability to create, change or enhance a person’s outdoor living environment is a great responsibility and something I take very seriously. Beyond that the creative blend of art and science that this profession puts in front of me on a daily basis is always exciting, challenging and invigorating.

What do I do when I’m not working: I am an avid outdoorsman.  When not at work I can be found, fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking or camping. Enjoying time outdoors with my family is incredibly rewarding.

Ian Didow

Associate Landscape Architect

Where I’m from: I’m from Foster, Rhode Island and grew up in a house that my father designed and built with his own two hands. I was young at the time, but fortunate to be able to witness the entire construction process of my childhood home occur before my eyes from start to finish. From this I gained valuable insight, hands-on skills and experience that captivated my interest and led me on to pursue a career in the fields of architectural design and construction.

Where I Studied: In 2015 I earned a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Connecticut.

Where I’ve worked: At a young age I began working for my parents and each of their businesses. My father was a carpenter while my stepmother owned & operated a plant nursery which was based at our home. Much of my youth was spent performing all types of landscaping and construction related tasks on a regular basis.

During college I spent each summer working on the Horticulture and Facilities Departments at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI. There I was responsible for maintaining a diverse display of exotic animal exhibits, historic buildings and public landscapes. I worked my way up to Project Manager and after graduating, spent several years helping to implement Phase 1 of the zoo’s 20-year Master Plan by assisting with the design and managing the construction of several large-scale campus renovation projects.

Where I live: In 2020 my wife Kayli and I purchased 5 acres of land in our hometown of Foster, RI. We set our sights on designing and building our very first home together. It was an arduous undertaking, but extremely rewarding in the end, now that we are settled into our dream home with our two boys, Bowe (4) and Jack (2).

What inspires me: I am fascinated by the power of design, in terms of how the most subtle manipulations of space and form within the landscape, as well as the creative integration of both artistic and naturalistic elements, can have such a profound impact on the quality of a living space, and by extension, the quality of a person’s life.

Why Landscape Architecture: I was born and raised to be an L.A. It is the perfect combination of both of my parent’s influence. My father taught me about building & construction while my stepmother taught me about landscaping & horticulture.

What do I do when I’m not working: I like to spend time outdoors with my family who enjoy boating, swimming, fishing & hiking. Some of my favorite hobbies are working out in my yard, tending to my gardens, building fieldstone walls, playing basketball & practicing archery. I have also been training/instructing martial arts since I was eight years old, now holding the rank of 3rd degree blackbelt.

 

 

Romy Maurer

Where I’m from: I was born in Nebraska but moved to Wisconsin when I was a year old.  I spent my younger years growing up there and playing in the woods with my sister.  I think that is what fostered my love of nature and the outdoors.  After leaving Wisconsin, we lived in Texas for a year and then moved to Colorado, where I lived from fourth grade through college.  Being surrounded by Colorado’s rugged beauty solidified my desire to work with the natural environment.

Where I Studied: In 2003 I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture.  I’m a full member of the ASLA and I received my NH license in Landscape Architecture in 2010.

Where I’ve worked: While studying at CSU I worked at a plant nursery assisting them with propagation, potting and general care of their plant stock.  I also worked with the Forest Service documenting campsites along the Poudre and Big Thompson Rivers.  After graduation I had a desire to return to the forests of my youth, which led me to move to New Hampshire.  I worked at Keach-Nordstrom Associates, Inc. in Bedford, NH for 15 years.  This was a great opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment creating landscape designs for various commercial and industrial projects.

Where I live: Today I live in Canterbury, NH with my husband Eric, son Arlo, daughter Madison, and German Shorthair Pointer Iggy.  Colorado will always have a piece of my heart, but I have definitely fallen in love with the beauty of New Hampshire and feel lucky to call it home.

What inspires me: My kids inspire me every day and teach me to follow my dreams and enjoy every day.  Family is so important to me and to create spaces where other people can enjoy time together and make memories is really rewarding.

Why Landscape Architecture: For me, Landscape Architecture is the perfect blend of creative and analytical thinking.  Conceptualizing a design in your mind and then working out all the logistics to make it a reality is exciting and rewarding. I love the challenge of working with your surroundings and blending your design so the natural and built environments work together and complement each other.

What do I do when I’m not working: In my free time I love being with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, photography, hiking, and being outside in general.

Robbie Holland

Project Manager

Where I’m from: I grew up in Bedford, NH and spend summers in Brookfield. I’ve also lived in Meredith, on Lake Winnipesaukee and part of the larger Lakes Region area of New Hampshire.

Where I Studied: I graduated from Proctor Academy, an independent school in Andover, NH. I subsequently attended Plymouth State University to study Sports Administration.

Where I’ve worked: In the Summer of 1994, I began my first landscaping position with Belknap Landscape in Gilford, NH. For the next five years, I held a variety of positions including foreman and maintenance manager. In the Summer of 1999, I joined Scott Burns Landscaping in Meredith, NH and served as a foreman for multiple projects in the Lakes Region for the next three years. As a lifelong skier and ski coach, I was excited to next join the team at Pat’s Peak in Henniker heading up their Grounds Department before moving on to a full-time opportunity to work in the ski industry. In 2009 I began a company, Taproot Landscape which I ran for the next three years. I joined Terrain Planning & Design in January, 2019 as Project Manager and am thrilled to be a part of this dynamic firm.

Where I live: I live in Hopkinton, New Hampshire with my wife Genevieve and our two sons, Peter, age 10 and Wyatt, age 8. On weekends from November through March, I coach at Pat’s Peak in Henniker.

What inspires me: Most importantly, my family inspires me. Working and playing outdoors, surrounded by nature, inspires me. As a Project manager, I’ve always enjoyed being part of the landscape construction process from start to finish, and especially appreciate the depth of organizational logistics so critical part to every project we manage. I love the challenge of working with an empty lot, new construction or existing renovation, observing how we can create an inspiring landscape design, how it all comes together and what it looks like when we leave.

Tim Young

Where I’m from: I grew up in Webster, New Hampshire. As a kid I spent a lot of time fishing, biking, and canoeing along the Blackwater River.

Where I Studied: I started taking classes at NHTI in Concord and received my associates degree in general studies and a certificate in Landscape Architecture. Realizing that Landscape Architecture was the career I wished to pursue I transferred to UMass Amherst where I received my Bachelors degree.

Where I’ve worked: I began working in landscape maintenance as a teenager, and landscape construction as a young adult. I have worked for some great companies in Western Massachusetts and central New Hampshire. In 2017, I accepted a year long contract in Sonoma County, CA as a construction manager, developing a 100 acre estate. CA was inspiring and after that first year I joined a small Landscape Architecture firm in Santa Rosa. There, I had the opportunity to work with wineries, large estates and subdivisions. Many of these projects were affected by wildfires, adding another layer of complexity to the new design and build process. CA was certainly an adventure but after five years, we were ready to get back to New England; the seasons, the lakes and our home.

Where I live: I live in New Hampton, NH in an 1817 farm house with my wife Matty, son Rudy, daughter Ima, and our many animals. We enjoy being out in the country in the Pemi River Valley and all that the lakes region and central New Hampshire has to offer.

What inspires me: I am inspired by nature, family, hiking & travel. A challenging project that requires creativity, research, planning, and hard work to completion. And my goal to develop my property into a self-sufficient homestead.

Why Landscape Architecture: The combination of creativity, grading, horticulture, construction, and project management that are involved in the execution of good landscape architecture is a challenge but when done right the satisfaction of the finished project is very rewarding.

What do I do when I’m not working: Road trips with the family, snowboarding, hiking, fishing & working on my house and property.

Tyler Peterson

Where I’m from: I grew up down the road from our office in Hopkinton, NH.  I could not have asked for a better small-town childhood. We had great families on our road and I am lucky to still be close with many of those friends to this day.  As kids, we had a lot of freedom to be kids.  We could explore the extensive areas of forest and wetlands behind our house.  We also, rode our bikes on the local trail systems and to nearby ponds and rivers to fish.

Where I Studied: I studied at Paul Smiths College, located in New York’s beautiful Adirondack State Park.  I completed an A.S. in Forestry, which is where I was introduced to the profession of Land Surveying.

Where I’ve worked: In my early years I was able to work with my father who was a builder when I was growing up. He instilled the drive and showed me the satisfaction of hard work.  Later, I worked two summers with the Army Corps of Engineers here in New Hampshire at Franklin Falls and the Hopkinton-Everett Dam recreation areas.

After graduating from Paul Smiths College, I took a “summer job” land surveying and have continued in this field for over 20 years.  It has been a great profession and I have been lucky enough to find a great jobs and employers along the way.  After I graduated from college, I took my first job surveying in New Hampshire and have worked as a surveyor in Tucson, Arizona and Anchorage, Alaska.

Where I live: My wife Aimee, our son Heron who is 9 and our daughter Saylor who is 6 have called Warner, NH home for over 11 years.  We live along the Warner River and love to watch the wildlife and the view of the river as the seasons change.

What inspires me: Living in a rural New Hampshire has inspired me to teach and share my love for the great outdoors with my family.  Also, it’s important for me to spend some time alone in nature so I can recenter and maintain perspective of what I am grateful for.

Why Landscape Architecture: I very much enjoy being part of our landscape architecture team and the projects we take on.  Envisioning the potential of a site, matching the goals of the client and the satisfaction of the final product is very rewarding.

What do I do when I’m not working: I find it rewarding to coach my children’s’ baseball, soccer, and ski racing teams.  I serve on the board of the Warner Youth Sports Association and am the director of their baseball program.  I love being active and try to make it a priority. I enjoy riding my bike, going hiking, and skiing. As a family we spend a lot of time camping.  I also have been able to share my appreciation for hunting and fishing with my son, Heron.

Brandon Wilson

Where I’m from: Having lived in six different states, I like to call New Hampshire home.

Where I Studied: After graduating from the Derryfield School in Manchester, NH, I received a B.A. in Physics from Hamilton College in 2014. I completed my master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at Cornell University in 2023.

Where I’ve worked: I began my professional career as a high school physics teacher, also coaching the school’s alpine ski team. I then spent the winter of 2019-2020 as a full-time ski instructor at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway and joined Terrain Planning & Design in June 2023.

Where I live: I currently live in the Concord area and also spend time in the Mount Washington Valley.

What inspires me: I am inspired by the toughness and resilience of forested landscapes: imagine a conifer that has lost its primary leader, with one of its highest branches curving in almost a full circle to bend around and keep seeking the light. I enjoy working at the edges of native landscapes, blending the constructed with the natural to create a harmonious whole. 

Why Landscape Architecture: Landscape Architecture combines the analytical with the artistic, drawing from a palette of living and nonliving materials to create and define spaces. I enjoy using many different types of tools and accessing many different domains of knowledge through our work.

What do I do when I’m not working: An avid skier, I can most often be found gliding down a mountain slope or getting ready for the next ski season. Having developed a passion for ski racing in high school, I can still be found competing in all alpine disciplines on the New England Masters circuit.

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311 Kast Hill Road
Hopkinton NH 03229
Tel: (603) 746-3512

“Eric Buck with Terrain Planning is the most professional, versed, and creative architect that I have worked with in 30 years in the industry.”
ROB KEIM Keim Landscape Consulting
“Terrain planning and design have done several design projects for me. One of the few landscape design companies that will design and over see the project till the finish. Great company.”
Bryan Fournier Bryan Fournier Landscape & Irrigation
“We hired Eric from Terrain Planning to redesign the courtyard of our reproduction home in Henniker NH. The plans we received were absolutely top notch and beautiful.”
Russell Mann Henniker, New Hampshire

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