Praecis Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts offers visitors the delight of a dreamlike Japanese courtyard garden that transports them to another world. Three silvery “snow tents” cover Japanese white pine trees with gossamer threads, towering thirty to forty feet in the air as luminous focal points in a dry landscape garden that sits opposite the L-shaped office building.

Photography by Nicola Browne


Praecis Pharmaceuticals: Malcolm Gefter
Landscape Architecture: John G. Crowe Associates – Chris McCarthy
Architecture: TRO Jung Brannen – Joe Mamayuk, Mart Ojamaa
Building Contractor: John Moriarty & Associates
Landscape Contractors: Trugreen