An easy-going collaborator and systems-thinker, Jake’s work is based in a passion for crafting public spaces that perform both ecologically and socially. Jakes brings a thoughtful and experiential approach to site design and planning. Growing up in a tourist town along the Maine coast, he has an immense appreciation for the natural world and an intimate understanding of how to balance economic and environmental needs.
Jake has worked on an array of project types and scales, ranging from large scale Transit-Oriented Developments to residential green roofs. This experience allows Jake to see a projects bigger picture and its details simultaneously, all-the-while keeping “fun” as a key element in any project he works on. Additionally, Jake works as an adjunct instructor at Boston Architectural College teaching an Ecological Analysis and Conceptual Frameworks studio.
Jake holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Policy from the University of Southern Maine and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Boston Architectural College. He was a 2017 Olmsted Scholar Nominee.
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Outside of the Office
Winter, summer, spring, or fall – Jake is a lover of the seasons and all that they bring. Snowboarding, skateboarding, and biking are the primary activities that fill up Jake’s time when not in the office. However, grilling, camping, fishing, and hiking are close behind. A lover of food, culture, and music, he is always dreaming of the next vacation, adventure, or meal. When not on the go, you can find Jake taking photos on his 35mm Pentax Spotmatic, hanging in the garden, or playing with his cat Rosa.