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Firm Profile

Eckerson Design Associates LLC specializes in residential, commercial and institutional landscape architecture In Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

Our expertise ranges from siting new buildings and creating master plans to deign sit specific elements including pools, fountains, patios, outdoor kitchens, plantings and lighting. We approach each project, large or small, as a unique design challenge.

Led by firm principals Alice Eckerson and Bruce Eckerson, Eckerson Design Associates successfully collaborates with architects, engineers, designers and ecologists to create landscapes that blend harmoniously with the built and natural environment.

Alice Eckerson

Alice Eckerson founded Eckerson Design Associates in 1997.  She is a licensed Landscape Architect with over 25 years of experience in high-end residential, urban and institutional design.  She holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art from Connecticut College.

In 2015, the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognized Alice’s project “Beech Haven” with a Merit Award for Design Excellence.  She received a second place award for the design of the Rose Garden at the National Garden at the United State Botanical Garden on the Mall in Washington DC.  While a graduate student Alice received the American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Honor for Excellence in the study of Landscape Architecture.

Alice has been an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden since 1994 teaching in the Landscape Design Certificate Program.  She has taught the Design I and Design IV Studios, Grading and Drainage, Sketching for Landscape Designers, and Intro to Design.  She has also presented lectures based on her work to the NYBG Landscape Design Students and Alumni Association (LDSA).

Alice is a long time resident of Fairfield, CT and has two grown children.  She volunteers her time at St. Timothy’s Church where is currently the Senior Warden.


Bruce Eckerson

Bruce Eckerson joined his wife Alice at Eckerson Design Associates in 2012 bringing 25 years of professional landscape architectural experience to the firm.

In 2007, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognized Mr. Eckerson for design excellence with an Honor Award for the “Connecticut Country House” project in Westport, Connecticut. He has also received numerous awards for his residential design work from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) and the American Institute of Architects/Connecticut (AIA/CT). Bruce’s projects have been featured in numerous publications including Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design (cover story November 2007), Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, Renovation Style and At Home magazines.

Bruce is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) teaching a course in Project Estimating.  He has also presented lectures based on his work to the NYBG Landscape Design Students and Alumni Association (LDSA).

Bruce is a full member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York. He is certified with the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB).  Bruce holds a Master’s Degree of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia.  He received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College where he was also a key member of four Division III National Championship lacrosse teams.  Bruce still participates in Club Lacrosse in the Fairfield County area as well as traveling to tournaments in Vail, Ft. Lauderdale and Lake Placid.


Keith Bellizzi, ASLA

Keith is a Project Manager with Eckerson Design Associates (EDA).  Prior to joining EDA, he worked on the East End of Long Island where his focus was designing high-end residential landscapes.  Keith finds design inspiration in the unique qualities of a site and the connection between architecture and landscape.  His past experience, combined with his time with EDA, has honed his design skills and advanced his expertise in construction documentation and project management.

Keith is a resident of Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he earned the UConn Landscape Architecture Award for design excellence.

When not in the studio, Keith can be found spending time with his family and friends.


Timothy Kenniston - RLA, ASLA

Tim is a licensed Landscape Architect and a native to the Connecticut shoreline. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, CTASLA Honors Award and a passion for creating livable spaces. After graduation he followed his passion to eastern Long Island where he developed his design palette and technical skill set on large-scale residential projects.

At EDA Tim enjoys working with clients and consultants alike to create solutions that are functionally sound and aesthetically charming.


Site Analysis

Every property is unique, presenting its own natural or man-made challenges to a building or landscaping project.  Eckerson Design Associates provides evaluation of the existing conditions, determines the constraints and presents opportunities for achieving our clients’ visions.  Our site analysis process may include evaluation of natural conditions such as vegetation, slopes, soils, sun and wildlife as well as man-made conditions such as the style of architecture, masonry and other built elements.

Master Planning

Through the master planning process we organize our clients wishes and goals into a coherent, creative and aesthetically appropriate vision tailored to their house and property.  The Master Plan ensures all elements of the project will work together, whether implemented in a single effort or phased-in over time.

Garden and Site Design

Whether our clients seek active or passive outdoor living, Eckerson Design Associates makes it possible.  Through the use of time-tested design principles we create outdoor spaces that are beautiful, functional and gracefully integrate house and site.  We provide carefully detailed design drawings of garden elements including patios, pools, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, fireplaces, walks and walls.

Planting Design

Color, texture, form, fragrance and bloom sequencing provide the character and essence of a garden experience.  Eckerson Design Associates creates planting plans for formal gardens, shrub and perennial borders, conservation buffers, foundations and privacy screens.

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