About Us

Contemporary Landscapes was formed in 2005 as a partnership between lifelong friends and landscape professionals, Jack D’Arcy and Caleb Nicholson. Both are graduates of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and possess the highest degree of skill and artistry as masons and landscape designers. Caleb Nicholson holds a seat on the Conservation Commission for the Town of Oak Bluffs and has extensive experience presenting plans to the various Town Boards on the island and obtaining permits in environmentally sensitive areas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and also was awarded a scholarship to the Edinburgh College of Art. As a designer, he can take your ideas and turn them into a construction ready set of plans. Jack D'Arcy has 25 years of field experience as a stone mason, project manager and construction supervisor. His eye for detail and passion for his work are legendary in the field. Their shared vision is for CLMV to act as a regional leader in the most progressive use of renewable energy concepts and environmentally conscious building and design. Incorporated in their projects are roof gardens, the most up to date water retention systems, total soil and plant health programs, and erosion control. These exemplify the compatibility of responsible stewardship of our island eco-system and creation of a landscape of breath-taking beauty.
Affiliates
Landscape Architects Landscape Architects:
  • Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
  • CBA Landscape Architects
  • Horiuchi & Solien
  • Sandy Clinton & Associates
Architects Architects:
  • Breese Architects
  • Handlin, Garrahan, Zachos & Associates
  • Sam Sherman & Associates
  • Sullivan & O’Connor Architects
Builders Builders:
  • Holmes Hole Builders
  • Rosbeck Builders
  • Island Pools & Spas
  • Radius Construction
  • Gary Ben David Builders
  • Squash Meadow Construction
  • Jackson Builders
  • Clancy Construction