VOX LOCI  "Voice of the place"

The tangible expression of the unique character and intangible qualities of a site: the mood or "sense" of a place


...one who gives expression or voice to the experience of the place.


Purpose: Placemaking and Placekeeping

Beyond the responsible creation of safe, useful, and sustainable facilities for work, play, learning, and home life, I aim to create meaningful, beautiful, and inspiring places.

This requires:

  • Ongoing dialogue with my colleagues and clients
  • A clear understanding of site development issues
  • Attentiveness to historic, natural, and cultural influences
  • Creative and experienced design expertise


Joan Furlong Site Planning and Landscape Architecture LLC

and voxloci studio

Beaufort, SC 

Principal Landscape Architect


MKW & Associates

Rutherford, NJ



DALA Davies Associates Landscape Architects, LLC

Parsippany, NJ

Senior Landscape Architect


Joan E. Furlong, ASLA

Montclair, NJ

Owner/Landscape Architect          


Miceli Kulik Williams & Associates

Rutherford, NJ

Project Landscape Architect


Brown Richardson & Rowe

Boston, MA



Teaching Engagements

Rutgers University, School of Biological & Environ. Science, Dept. of Landscape Architecture

Adjunct Professor, Lecturer


Third Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference:

Economy, Ecology, and the Future of the Raritan River Region

Panelist –Sustaining Heritage: The Role of Cultural and Recreational Assets for Economic Growth


New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

Instructor- School of Cont. Education


Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Masters in Landscape Architecture


Smith College, Northampton, MA

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art

Licenses and Professional Affiliations

Professional Licenses

New Jersey L.L.A.

New York R.L.A.

South Carolina L.L.A.


American Society of Landscape Architects

American Society of Botanical Artists


Witness, photograph, 2016

Sky Opera, photograph, 2016

Dragon Boats, photograph, 2016

Con Trail, photograph 2018