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 the Director of Education for ReScape California.