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Jacob Blue

Landscape Architect

Madison, WI
608.443.1200
BlueJ@AyresAssociates.com

"Our nonprofit organization worked with Ayres Associates' landscape architects after they won a public competition to design a waterfront park in a formerly industrial area. ... It was a complex project with a lot of challenging elements and a variety of stakeholders providing input. ...?Ayres' team did a great job incorporating our ideas, explaining options and decisions in an easy to understand manner, and worked well with all our project partners."?
Daniel Adams
Harbor District, Inc.

For years Jacob has been changing how design is done. A national leader in the emerging fields of ecosystem services management and ecological design, he is a classically trained landscape architect and field ecologist. Jacob has coauthored papers and textbooks exploring the nexus of design and ecological science and has participated in and led ecologically based design projects throughout the United States, India, Peru, and Chile. Using a subtractive rather than an additive design approach, he evaluates the historical and potential ecological communities of a site and then carves out the design program to maximize the benefits delivered by healthy ecosystems.

Education
  • MS, Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BLA, Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University-State College, PA
Registrations
  • Professional Landscape Architect, CO
  • Professional Landscape Architect, WI
  • Professional Landscape Architect, WY
  • Professional Landscape Architect, IL
  • Professional Landscape Architect, MO