Alison Richardson, registered landscape architect for 35 years, has been a principal at Brown, Richardson & Rowe, Inc., Landscape Architects and Planners since 1993 after joining the firm in 1987. Her name was added the masthead in 2002. Previously a Senior Associate at Sasaki Associates in Watertown from 1977–1987, she earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1976. She is a native of Needham, Massachusetts and still resides on the land her grandfather purchased in 1905. Her great grandfather, Henry Hobson Richardson, was a notable architect of the 19th century and his grandson, her father architect Joseph Priestley Richardson, was president of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott (currently SBRA) from the 1960s–1979.
Alison's broad experience includes parks, waterfront parks, transportation and restoration projects, amd private corporate, campus, and institutional work. The largest landscape design projects of her career have been those of the Central Artery, or "The Big Dig": Spectacle Island Park, Logan Airport Roadway Landscapes, Memorial Park Expansion, and Bremen Street Park in East Boston.