Dorothy Bothwell

Dorothy Bothwell is a Landscape Designer with over 17 years of experience. Ideas are at the heart of her practice, which seeks to transcend boundaries between landscape, art, architecture and ecology. Her background in fine art is instrumental in her design process. Through an understanding of the uniqueness of place and of locality, combined with a multi-disciplinary and research-based approach, she is able to reach the greatest potential of each site. Her designs are quietly reflective, working creatively with existing conditions to have a dramatic impact, environmentally and artistically. 

Dorothy has a masters degree in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia, and a bachelors degree in fine arts and art history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her previous experience includes working for Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, The New York City Parks Department and Walker Macy.  She also ran her own firm in Connecticut for over 5 years, Bothwell Site Design.    

Nick Overall

Nick Overall is a registered Landscape Architect in Oregon and Connecticut. He has over 20 years of experience in the field, and has worked on numerous projects in New York City and Connecticut. His projects in New York have included New York City Parks, and the School Construction Authority. He has worked extensively on large storm water projects for the City of New York.  Nick's detail oriented approach assures the highest quality landscapes for Bothwell Studio.                                                                                                 

Craft and Collaboration

Bothwell Studio believes in collaborating with local talent to design and construct meaningful and lasting places. Landscape is seen as a continuum, relating and drawing inspiration from place. Defined material palettes are carefully considered and based on location and program. Attention to detail is carried through construction. 

Bothwell Studio invests in the community it lives in, and in turn is invigorated by that community. The Pacific Northwest is rich with artisans, food, artists, and designers.  It has a history of promoting local businesses, leading to an abundance of local manufacturing and community supported initiatives. Bothwell Studio works with this rich history, promoting local collaboration, and drawing from the material richness that exists in the region. Bothwell Studio believes that design quality is paramount to the success of the endeavor. 


Our landscape design is transformative. Creating amazing, beautiful spaces is what we do. Through a thorough understanding of client and site needs, we work to create sanctuaries and solve problems. Our solutions are thorough and poetic, no matter what the scale of the landscape. We work with all budgets, and all needs, from concept through construction.