Meet the creative behind our landscape designs!

Celebrating Word Landscape Architecture Month 2022

Meet Jennifer – An Associate with Eberly & Associates and the leader of our landscape architecture team!

– Why Landscape Architecture?

When I was 17, and making plans for college, I had never heard of landscape architecture.  Knowing my passions and interests, my dad pulled out the “L” volume from the shelf (yes, I’m “Encyclopedia Britannica years old”), and showed me the entry for Landscape Architecture. It seemed to combine my love of nature, art, design, and construction.  I decided to give it a go, and the rest is history.

– What is your favorite flower/plant?

Almost anything en masse gets my blood pumping.  The fields of tulips at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in the spring? Breathtaking.  A mass of Pink Muhly Grass?  Amazing.  For specimens, I love architectural plants like Maidenhair Fern, Weeping Forsythia, Paperbark Maples, London Plane Trees, and plants with bold colors like Sunshine Ligustrum and Black Taffeta Heuchera.

– What is your favorite contemporary landscape?

I’ve become much more of an urbanist, and love so many contemporary urban plazas and spaces, but historic landscapes are still very moving and close to my heart. Some of my all-time favorite places are Bryant Park, Dumbarton Oaks, the landscapes and monuments of Washington DC, the Piazza della Rotonda, and the Irish countryside.  I love what’s happening at Hudson Yards and along the Highline in New York.  A frequent traveler to Istanbul, a lot of new construction – while a bit of an overwhelming amount – of residences and retail are very well done.  And, I am a sucker for most any landscape/art installation.

– What is your design philosophy?

Every project is unique.  It’s all about the user experience – you must understand your audience, and the site equally.  Our work is a wonderful distilling of site, character, sustainability, materials, construction, and longevity. I always like to see how we can stretch construction dollars with minimal to no effect on the vision. My personal philosophy is to find the opportunity in the challenge, be responsive, and authentic.