Jonathan Marston built his first water feature at the age of 18 for his grandparents in Massachusetts. After high school, he moved to British Columbia for a unique undergraduate opportunity that allowed him to study water features in one of the most scenic parts of North America. Highlights of that degree included interning with Streamworks Designs in Vancouver and petitioning the university to have him build a koi pond on campus, which was completed in 2016 and doubled as his thesis project. Upon graduating, he moved back to Boston and officially opened FallingWater Scapes in 2017, which has since become a Master Certified Aquascape Contractor and an award-winning water-feature company. Today, some of his favorite projects are the ones that allow him to practice Frank Lloyd Wright’s principle of organic architecture: bringing nature as close to his clients’ homes as possible.
Sustainable pond weathers draught

Sustainable Water Features

By Jonathan Marston / April 25, 2023 / 1 Comment

When most people think of droughts, they don’t picture the green deciduous forests of the Northeast. Growing up in Massachusetts, I certainly didn’t. It wasn’t until I visited relatives in New Mexico as a kid that I got to experience the issue up close. At the time, my family there lived in an off-grid house […]

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Pond Construction | Reclaiming Urban Green Space

By Jonathan Marston / October 25, 2022 / 4 Comments

As the chorus of the song “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell famously goes, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” The lyric implies that urban development all too often swallows up what were once blissful green spaces. While reclamation projects like the Highline Greenway in New York completed in 2014 have bucked […]

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