People

People

Ilze Jones - AIA, FASLA

Regardless of scale or endeavor, landscape or building, I strive to design with a clarity of purpose. Beyond that I find particular affinity with city places and spaces and the design and continual remaking of our communities endlessly fascinating. I find that design inspired by a well-grounded relationship with “place” rings true to its natural and cultural fit.

Mario Campos - FAIA, ASLA

Through design, I strive to reveal the interplay between nature, culture, and community. My commitment is to foster the human connection with nature in our communities, to augment the connection between people and cultural legacy, and to help achieve a higher degree of respect for wildlife and wild places in nature.

Johnpaul Jones - FAIA

I am mostly interested in Indigenous Native American cultural planning and design. In our work we pay deep respect to regional architectural traditions that lead to the understanding of Indigenous people and their rich cultural heritage in America. Incorporating both the practical and the spiritual in planning and design helps heighten human sensitivity to cultural and environmental issues.

Bruce Arnold - AIA

Walls are the news of the day and represent basic building blocks in the architectural tool-kit. They implicitly define place and can simultaneously protect and welcome. I recall, however, that, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…” As mused by Robert Frost years ago, but no less relevant for us today, architecture is best when our walls bring us together.

Duane Dietz - ASLA, LEED AP

Nature is the best storyteller, and thoughtful design connects people to Nature’s stories. My passion focuses on creating those connections that bring about a greater awareness and appreciation for the plants, animals, geology and water that surround us.  My goal is to make places that not just amaze and create goosebumps, but also makes us storytellers for nature.

Charlie Scott - ASLA

I am dedicated to applying landscape architectural insights and approach to all types of environmental planning and design projects, from large scale land use and resource management plans to transportation corridors and city parks. I believe landscape architects with their ability to take a comprehensive or “big-picture” view of places and issues can solve many of the pressing environmental issues confronting us today.

Colleen Thorpe - ASLA

With a professional goal of spanning the disciplines of Architecture and Landscape Architecture – structures and sites in cultures and communities- my work is about making connections. In a planning and design framework, I focus on integrating region, culture, natural diversity, sustainability, and repair along with conveying cultural values and traditions to engage the user in a valued relationship with community and the natural world.

Megan Nielsen Hegstad - AIA, NCARB

I bring passion, professional experience, and personal connection to each project, through a lens that holistically embraces both built and natural aspects. My design and project management perspective is informed by diverse education and experience in architecture, art, anthropology, environmental and museum education, and exhibit planning and installation. The ability to improve the lives of animals, children, and the communities we call home is particularly close to my heart.

Wes Simmonds - ASLA

Design to me is rooted in the land and its expression reflects coexisting natural and cultural elements.  The beauty of design is where these elements intersect to celebrate the living landscape and the spirit of place.  My focus is to honor and strengthen the cultural connections between the built and natural worlds.

Karen Davis - LEED AP

I enjoy planning and designing healthy spaces that connect people with animals and the natural world.  I endeavor to create meaningful places of beauty that inspire people and unite architecture with the landscape.

Sukanya Ranade - AIA, ASLA, LEED Green Associate

Design for me is providing solutions that make way for a better quality of life for people and for the environment they thrive in. I strive to achieve a holistic sense of design that respects and nurtures the cultural landscapes we build upon.

Emily Fong

As Marketing Coordinator, I enjoy sharing Jones & Jones’ commitment to integrating nature, culture, and community with potential clients.  It is personally rewarding working with our architects and landscape architects to promote recently completed projects, to pursue new work, and to develop connections with people who have similar goals and philosophies.

Jieuny Reinertson

I serve as the Comptroller to oversee our firm’s financial performance, as well as daily accounting duties and maintaining human resources.  I work closely with project managers to monitor project budgets & spending. After working here for 21 years, Jones & Jones has become my second family and I care about each employee’s well-being.

Resource Staff

Greg McDonald

As the IT Manager I frequently gravitate towards technical solutions, but I’m constantly amazed as I watch projects unfold in our studio. Technology is a tool that harnesses the real strength of our people – creative knowledge.  I’m proud to play a supporting role as our teams create designs rooted in nature and culture.

Paul Sorey - ASLA

Working at the intersection of public art and landscape architecture, I want to make public spaces welcoming, comfortable and engaging. Considering human needs informs my design process. Interactive artworks with intimate spaces, references to nature, the geometry of curves, and splashes of color, invite the visitor to linger and enjoy.

Barbara Witt

No matter what scale project or media format, creating effective, compelling communications is the mission. The passion comes from applying it to meaningful projects. This firm is about way more than buildings and landscape. It is about education, healing, preserving, promoting and honoring. I am thankful to contribute to that.