Tavella Design Group,LLC

   414 Sycamore Lane
   Orange, CT 06477
   Phone - 203.410.1940


Thomas R Tavella, FASLA, LEED-AP 

Tom has more than 25 years of experience in land use planning, landscape architecture and urban design. Throughout his career, he has managed a diverse portfolio of award-winning projects across the nation. Even before LEED and sustainable design were common practice, Tom’s projects consistently embraced these philosophies and technologies. From industrial greening projects to incorporating pervious pavements, biofiltration swales and urban rain gardens, Tom has been recognized as a leader and advocate for sustainable design and planning. Tom has also dedicated much of his time to advancing the profession of Landscape Architecture. He has served as Vice President of Communications for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), as both President and Trustee for the Connecticut ASLA chapter and has taught classes at the New York Botanic Garden and Southern Connecticut State University.

Jeffery A Olszewski, ASLA

Landscape Architect / Project Manager

Jeff has 10 years of experience in the fields of landscape architecture, site and master planning. He has served as designer, project landscape architect and project manager on a wide variety of projects including residential, subdivision, commercial, educational, and recreational areas. Jeff's technical abilities in producing quality contract documents ensure that design concepts become a reality and achieve scheduled dates and budgets. A passion for sustainable and smart design and the fostering of relationships with clients and allied professionals is the basis for his project success.


Bethany M Harre, ASLA, APA
Site Planner / Designer

Bethany joined Tavella Design Group in July 2009 after receiving a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.  Since, she has had a hand in a diverse array of projects in the firm’s portfolio. Responsible for much of the project graphics, Bethany has provided assistance on various streetscape, park, school, corporate and residential projects. She also contributes design support and provides analytical input related to her background in urban and regional planning. Prior to joining TDG, Bethany held an internship at a St. Louis-based design firm and attended graduate school where she specialized in community and urban design.
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