LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, PROJECT MANAGER
Jessica’s path to landscape architecture began in her formative years in the Midwest. She spent time exploring the forests and cliffs on her family’s farm in ‘the driftless area’ along the Mississippi River in Minnesota. This natural playground sparked a captivation with how the landscape was formed, and the seasonal ephemera that occurred within this landscape. These childhood observations informed her studies at Iowa State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. Her work focused on design as an opportunity to integrate ephemeral phenomena and regionally
appropriate materials. She is also deeply interested in creating social spaces that nurture civic engagement and a sense of community.
As a landscape architect, Jessica has collaborated on the design and project management of projects varying in scale from large master-planned developments to university campus work to residential gardens. She has risen to the Project
Manager role quickly during her ten years of practice. For every project Jessica follows the guiding principles that the landscape design should express the client’s vision while responding to the architecture in a meaningful, ecologically sensitive way.
When she is not at SBLA, running throughout her neighborhood, or trying new recipes in her kitchen, she spends time
exploring new playgrounds with her husband, three children, and dog. She enjoys having her hands in the earth, whether exploring planting concepts in her home garden or working in her pottery studio.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture – Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Landscape Architect, State of California #6254