Bosenberg Landscape Architecture
DESIGN TEAM: Jim Mazzucco, LLA, RLA; John Olivo, LLA, ASLA;
Nina Cron, MLA
PO Box 486
Far Hills, NJ 07931
DESIGNER: Jim Mazzucco, LLA
A Licensed Landscape Architect in the State of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with 36 years of experience, Jim Mazzucco has extensive knowledge gained by working on many types of multi-faceted projects and land use cases. Throughout his experience, he has provided expert design guidance for projects ranging from small intimate residential gardens, complex and detailed green roof gardens to large-scale commercial developments. Beyond his technical and design expertise, Jim has honed the necessary communication, relationship building, and project management skills to lead successful projects. Jim has served as an expert, providing testimony for numerous project applications in many New Jersey municipalities, as well as providing testimony for a NY Superior Court Mediation Case. He has represented and provided project review expertise for the Borough of Frenchtown, Clinton Township, Warren Township, Livingston Township and the Borough of Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Jim joined B.W. Bosenberg & Co. in 1992. He received a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. During his participation in the university's studies abroad program, he traveled extensively throughout Western Europe to research the culture, art, architecture, landscapes, and history of these regions. His work experience in the construction and nursery field prior to becoming a landscape architect, has provided him with the knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects and implementation of projects.
DESIGNER: John Olivo, LLA, ASLA
John Olivo is a principal at the firm Bosenberg Landscape Architecture, he is a licensed Landscape architect in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. John graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (Cook College). He joined the Bosenberg team in 2000 and worked under and eventually alongside Brian Bosenberg, exploring the amazing complexities that landscape architecture has to offer as a profession and a passion. John's vision is to create a studio environment that fosters a succession and conveyance of knowledge, discipline, and creativity to the members of the team imbuing the spirit of sustainability, harmony, and connection. John took over ownership of the firm in 2020 with his partner Jim Mazzucco. The firm's origins are rooted in horticulture and science. This background informs our approach to design challenges, ultimately yielding balanced design solutions that respond to the patterns around and within. Projects large and small offer possibilities for us to create resilient design solutions that harmonize with the natural environment and align with the aspirations of our clients. John has collaborated on a wide range of projects applying a combination of innovative and traditional solutions to design and planning challenges. John's deep interests in art, natural systems, and design dovetail into the cradle of landscape architecture, which he believes is a profession that will lead the narrative in solving this century's most pressing challenges at a micro and macro level. His experiences traveling abroad and taking time to observe nature have allowed him to see how various design challenges can be resolved with elegance and sensitivity. John knows that these interactions lead to constantly evolving possibilities for us to flourish as communities and individuals. The road to true sustainability begins with the individual. John sees landscape architecture as playing a vital role in the design collaborative that can mesh technical, ecological, aesthetic, and logistical needs; creating holistic solutions that are equitable and sustainable for nearly any challenge now and moving forward. These ideals and adaptive methodologies guide John in the search for a more connected experience with our surroundings. Firm Fun Fact: Henry F. Bosenberg, a grandfather of our firm's founder, submitted this country's first plant patent in 1930 for the ever-blooming rose.
PROJECT MANAGER: Nina Cron, MLA
Nina Cron is a graduate of Rutgers University's School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) Landscape Architecture Master's Degree Program. Throughout her college career, Nina worked with the Rutgers Green Team installing and maintaining demonstration gardens on Cook Campus where she gained knowledge about native plants, urban meadow design, and sustainable gardening techniques. Nina also completed internships with Princeton Hydro and Enviroscapes Inc. where she expanded her skill set working on ecological restoration and stormwater management design projects. While at Rutgers, Nina was nominated and received an NJASLA student merit award; and received a sustainable design award from the Rutgers Landscape Architecture Department for her master's thesis exploring naturalized flood management design utilizing wetland landscapes and public spaces. Nina is passionate about sustainable design, stormwater management, and native plants. Before joining the Bosenberg & Co. design team, Nina was a project coordinator with Rutgers University's Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability
(CUES). She worked with a multidisciplinary team of planners, ecologists, and landscape architects to develop resilient environmental planning strategies for various landscape typologies. Nina believes that the function of every garden, no matter the scale, contributes to a unified and sustainable future in our shared ecosystems. She is currently working towards her Landscape Architecture licensure.