Land Design Collaborative, a civil engineering,
landscape architectural firm, is now open in Westborough, MA

March 06, 2020 - Front Section
Shown (from left) are: Jim Almonte, Mike Scott and Wayne Belec.

Westborough, MA Wayne Belec, Mike Scott and Jim Almonte have formed a new venture between the three long-time friends and colleagues with the formation of Land Design Collaborative (LDC). They will be providing professional civil engineering and landscape architectural design services. 

This site design and permitting firm represents and collaborates with developers, land owners, attorneys, architects and municipalities on a variety of projects ranging from single-family residential to large scale single- and multi-family market rate and affordable housing communities; educational institutions; commercial real estate projects including automobile dealerships, office, retail and manufacturing facilities; religious institutions; medical facilities; service stations; and ground mounted photovoltaic arrays. 

Their municipal projects include master planning, public safety facilities and educational facilities, streetscape improvement projects, public parks, and municipal peer review services.

This team collaborates with a tightly knit, but expansive network of registered professionals including land surveyors, wetland scientists, hydrogeologists, traffic consultants, geotechnical engineers, LSP’s and architects. LDC also teams with local attorneys and real estate professionals to provide clients the broad knowledge base necessary to ensure the highest and best use of their property.

With over ninety years of combined experience, the three founding partners have been able to establish strong, trusting, and enduring relationships with developers, contractors, consultants, municipalities, and permit granting authorities. Belec, Scott and Almonte have worked together for more than twenty years and have designed and permitted numerous projects throughout Mass. and R.I. 

As owners of LDC, the team is fully committed to assisting clients to implement their ideas through creativity and attention to detail throughout the design process. They recognize collaboration with their clients and earning and retaining their trust is the key to their clients’ success and the success of LDC. 

As owners, co-workers and fellow employees, the three recognize not only the value of their clients, but the importance of the office work environment. It is for this reason they have established an integrated multi-discipline design studio office environment. This promotes the mentoring of junior staff and teamwork, where each member plays a vital role in a successful project for their clients.

Since their opening, clients old and new have sought them out and have had them writing proposals resulting in the hiring of design staff. The excitement and response from developers, attorneys, other registered professionals, lending institutions and municipal officials has been overwhelming and very much appreciated by LDC. The comments voiced by their supporters strongly indicates that the future is bright for LDC.

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