People

Creating Vibrant Spaces

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:21+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Design, People, Projects, Thoughts|

Designers want their end results to be loved and used!  It isn’t enough to make a place look great or have the latest in sustainable features.  What creates a vibrant public place?  Beautiful spaces with rich detailing draw people into a place.  But what keeps them coming back?  It is often the interactions that take

Increase Public Outreach Success with an Online Survey

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:21+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Design, Parks, People, Projects|

SurveyMonkey is an easy to use tool that helped our project reach a lot of interested people. While the public meetings had 30-50 attendees, the online poll gathered over 1,000 responses in just 6 weeks! Jim Brennan discussing Wayne Golf Course vision as part of public outreach J.A. Brennan and our colleagues at MAKERS and

Culturally Sensitive Design

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 August 5th, 2014|Design, News, People, Thoughts|

by Jim Brennan I recently had the opportunity to travel to Taiwan's scenic east coast again and present at a symposium.  I have been involved with tourism planning for the East Coast Tourism Bureau for the past 15 years and previously worked on development of the Green Island Master Plan. The S.E. Coast of Taiwan is

Appreciating My Local Greenbelt

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 July 10th, 2014|Parks, People, Thoughts|

By Drew Coombs, Landscape Architect I live in the Shorewood neighborhood, on the southwest edge of Seattle at the Burien border.  We are fortunate that we have two or three locations within walking distance where we are able to access a peaceful natural forest setting. Experiencing the Greenbelt One of my favorite walks is down

Bike to Work Month Summary

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:53+00:00 June 6th, 2014|News, People|

We had fun riding with the rest of Seattle’s bicyclists in May to complete the Bike to Work Commute Challenge. Our team of five completed a total of 637.2 miles through the month.  Bikers rode to Pioneer Square from White Center, the Central District, Ravenna, Wallingford, and Greenwood. Thanks to the JAB Slugs for all

The Beauty in My Garden

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 November 8th, 2013|Design, People, Thoughts|

This is what it looks like when all is going and growing perfectly… by Tanja Wilcox, Senior Associate, Landscape Architect Creating, Nurturing, and Watching Things Grow As landscape architects, we all come to our profession for a multitude of reasons, but one of the reasons that I am drawn to landscape architecture is

Nature Play

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 June 13th, 2013|Design, News, Parks, People, Projects|

Custom designed climbing/play snag at Discovery Pond, Tacoma Nature Center, Tacoma, WA Recently Mike Perfetti, senior associate, presented at the Washington Recreation & Park Association’s (WRPA) Annual Conference & Trade Show, held this year in Vancouver, WA.  WRPA’s mission is to promote excellence of current and future Parks and Recreation professionals through advocacy, education,

Sketching outings

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:23+00:00 July 19th, 2012|Design, People, Thoughts|

By Meghan James We’re starting a new office activity to keep our drawing skills sharp, fuel new design ideas, and just spend a little time together outside: sketch outings! Thursday, during the lunch hour, Drew and I strolled over to Occidental Square to sit in the sun and sketch.  It was a gorgeous day and

Bike to Work Final Stats

By | 2018-03-22T20:28:09+00:00 June 4th, 2012|People|

Bike to Work month has come to a close and JAB is proud to have had 50% of its staff members riding.  Few firms reach such a high level of participation!  Together we logged 545 miles (not counting all the miles we forgot to record), saved approx. 542 lbs of CO2, and burned 26,714 calories.