Contributor: Jim Burnett, FASLA

Jim Burnett, FASLA

President and Partner | OJB Landscape Architecture

Jim Burnett, FASLA is a leading voice in contemporary landscape practice through his writing, advocacy, and dedication to creating meaningful spaces that challenge the conventional boundaries of landscape architecture. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University, Jim founded the Office of James Burnett in 1989 and has continued to lead the firm for more than 30 years. To date, OJB has garnered over 100 state and national design awards. Throughout his work, there has been a particularly strong focus on responsible place-making and the healing properties of landscape. Most recently, the work has focused on the transformation of American cities through the creation of active public spaces. Jim is a Registered Landscape Architect in 26 US states and Canada. In 2004, Jim was elected to ASLA’s Council of Fellows, and in 2016 Jim was honored as the recipient of the prestigious ASLA Design Medal, its highest honor. Jim and the OJB practice are the 2020 National Design award recipients for Landscape Architecture from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum.