New Britain, CT To Design, a full-service landscape architecture, urban design, and land planning firm, has promoted Jonathan Tunsky to principal of the firm. As senior landscape architect, he is responsible for the management, design and detailing of complex landscape architecture and site design projects.
His professional career began at Richter & Cegan in 2006, where he held the position of job captain.
Since joining To Design in 2014, Tunsky has been actively involved in a variety of high-profile projects in the city of Hartford, including the development of a master plan for Colt Park (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), as well as the renovation of Capewell Lofts, a former horse nail factory converted into apartments and commercial space and LEED Gold-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Tunsky has over a decade of experience working on a variety of park and recreation, educational, affordable housing and related municipal projects.
He is a licensed landscape architect in Connecticut and a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.
“In the 5 years that Jon has been with To Design, he has proven himself to be a uniquely talented project manager, mentor and leader. His rapid rise to the role of principal is a direct result of the integrity, positive attitude, leadership and work ethic that he brings to our team,” said To Design founding principal Phil Barlow.
Tunsky received a bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, with a minor in urban environmental science.
“It’s an honor to be part of such a diverse firm of people and projects. The majority of our projects positively impact the communities that we work in – and I take pride in that. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work so closely with Phil, who has been a great mentor and inspiration to me. I look forward to helping lead the firm into the future” said Tunsky.