W. Phillips Barlow, PLA, AICP, LEED AP

Principal

Barlow

As founder of TO Design, LLC, Phil serves today as Principal–in-Charge of all projects. With a keen insight into the design and use of public spaces, Phil leads the schematic design effort and is responsible for quality control. Growing up in West Virginia, far from any major cities, sparked his fascination with the urban environment, and led to his professional focus on urban design.

Phil’s work has received many design awards from CTASLA, AIACT, The CT Trust for Historic Preservation, APACT, and the Hartford Preservation Alliance among others. He is a recipient of CT ASLA’s Yarwood Award, and serves as the chairman of CT's Board of Landscape Architects. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Hartford Courant, the New Britain Herald, and Landscape Architect and Specifier News. His OPED articles on design and the built environment are regularly printed in the Hartford Courant.

Phil is a licensed landscape architect in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional and certified planner (AICP).

He lives with his wife and dog in East Haddam, Connecticut.

 


Mark W. Fisher, PLA

PRINCIPAL

Fisher

Mark W. Fisher has over 17 years of professional experience and has been with TO Design since 2001. As Principal, Mark manages the design and production of landscape architecture projects. Mark holds a B.S. in Computer Science and worked for many years as a Systems Analyst before discovering his passion for the landscape. Mark began his new career after graduating with his Master of Landscape Architecture from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst with an interest in urban design. Mark has received several awards for his work with TO Design, LLC.

Mark lives in the West End of Hartford with his husband and two dogs, a toy poodle and a Chinese Crested Powderpuff. He is very active in community affairs, serving on neighborhood boards in the West End and throughout the city.

 


Jon Tunsky, PLA

PROJECT MANAGER

Tunsky

Jon Tunsky is a licensed landscape architect with almost ten years of professional experience. A lifelong Connecticut resident, Jon appreciates the diverse aspects of our state’s unique landscape. While a student at SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry in Syracuse, Jon spent a semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain preparing a thesis project. He also interned with the Hudson River Park Trust in New York City for a summer where he learned valuable lessons about urban parks. Jon came to TO Design, LLC in 2014 after eight years with Richter and Cegan Landscape Architects. At TO Design, LLC, Jon is a senior project manager, responsible for the delivery of complex landscape architectural projects, including the coordination of civil, electrical, and geotechnical engineering consultants.

Jon lives with his wife, 1-year old son, and dog in West Hartford, Connecticut. Jon is also a very active member of the Bishops Corner Neighborhood Association.

 


Mary Dehais, CANP

Landscape Designer

Dehais

Mary Dehais comes to landscape architecture after a 20 year career with Hamilton Sundstrand in Business Administration and Contract Management. AT TO Design, LLC, Mary is responsible for the production of design and construction documents, as well as firm communications and graphic design. While at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Mary developed a deep interest in sustainable methods of site storm water management, and she applies this passion to TO Design, LLC projects. Mary is also a Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional.

Mary lives with her husband and daughter in Windsor, Connecticut. She is very active in her community, and an active member of the Windsor Juniors Woman's Club.

 


kerrine catucci

Administrative assistant

Dehais

Kerrine Catucci joined the TO Design team in 2013 with over 7 years of office management experience.  As the Administrative Assistant, she manages the day-to-day operations, and is responsible for marketing proposals, invoicing and overall office management.  She is highly motivated, organized, customer driven, operates with a high degree of professionalism, and doesn’t hesitate to put a smile on your face.

Kerrine lives with her future husband in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, as well as two cats, Ebony and Mischief, and her pride and joy German Shepherd pup, Caesar.  She also is a notary public and an active member of the Elks.

 


TAYLOR RICHARDS

marketing assistant

Taylor Richards is the newest member to join the TO Design team as our Marketing Assistant. She comes to us as a recent graduate of Southern Connecticut State University where she earned her Bachelor's of Science in Journalism. While in college, Taylor worked as a news reporter and writer for Southern News and several professional magazines. Taylor is self-motivated, energetic and detail-oriented, and will be responsible for the firm’s communications, social media presence, and website management.

Taylor grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut and currently resides in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven with two friends. In her spare time, you can find Taylor crafting the perfect cocktail as a mixologist at a New Haven restaurant, or traveling and spending time with her boyfriend and family.

 

DAWN BARLOW

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Dehais

Dawn Barlow has provided financial management services to TO Design, LLC since our inception in 1987. She is a Connecticut native, living in East Haddam with her husband, TO Design, LLC Principal Phil Barlow. Dawn serves her community through service on the town Library Board.

When not at TO Design, Dawn works at the Goodspeed Musicals Costume Rental Shop.