Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Arts, Asian Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Art/Architectural History, Amherst College
Registered Landscape Architect, California
As Design Director, Jason has a refined ability to understand and find innovative, elegant design solutions to complex and challenging issues. Jason specializes in the design of public spaces, from master plans to plazas and parks, and brings his interest in sustainable urbanism and social and natural ecology to thoughtful, well-crafted designs rooted in each project’s context. Jason’s experience spans all stages, scales, and typologies. In addition to design, he is skilled at project management and considers his projects with this dual point of view. His ability to understand and find innovative, elegant design solutions to complex and challenging issues has made him a vital part of our leadership team. A Los Angeles native, Jason joined RIOS in 2014 after seven years of practicing in London, working on two of the United Kingdom’s most significant landscape urbanism and green infrastructure projects. His experience working abroad taught him the values of empathy and flexibility required of working in new, diverse environments.