Jennifer de Graaf’s professional experience focuses on design and project management for a variety of project types including parks, schools, hospitals, trail systems, streetscapes, historic properties, commercial properties, and housing. She has been practicing independently part-time since 2002, full-time since 2014. Her work has been largely focused on housing from commercial developments to private estates and gardens.
Her deep personal interest in the design of purpose-built gardens offers her a unique perspective on how environments can enhance the quality of life and provide a meaningful sense of place. Her work as a student earned her the Award of Merit from the ASLA Oklahoma Chapter. She later received the Community Service Award from the ASLA Texas Chapter and has gone on as a team member and project manager for several awarded projects.
She is licensed as a Landscape Architect in California (PLA), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Bay Friendly Qualified Professional and Rater (BFQP, Bay-Friendly Rater), and she is also a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL). She is an instructor for the University of California at Berkeley Extension program in the Landscape Architecture Department and serves as a member of the Friends of Lake Merritt board of directors.