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Jan Longwell Landscape Architecture

Jan Longwell Landscape Architecture specializes in designing spaces for commercial, institutional, and residential use. We integrate the temporal qualities of nature with architecture principles to inform our design aesthetic. For us, the landscape involves delineated spaces, patterns of growth and decline and fundamental sensate experiences of human awareness. By defining the landscape as part of a larger realm, we better understand and respect the many components of a site: we are able to more accurately respond to the specifics of each place and successfully create designs that are a product of the place and those that inhabit it.

For each project, we research our client's desires, the site, the architecture, and the multi-dimensional landscape to uncover solutions that bring place, concepts, and carefully chosen materials together in a meaningful way. During construction, we work closely with the contractors which allows for a seamless transition form concept design through construction.

Jan Longwell received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and later received her master's degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. She has been recognized in several award winning international competitions where her work has been displayed in public shows and galleries


City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, selected artist for as needed artist pool.

Colorado Council on the Arts, Art in Public Places Program, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, winner.

Colorado Council on the Arts, Art in Public Places Program, finalist for the Discovery Learning Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

American Society of Landscap Architects, design honor award.

Landscape Architecture Journal, publication on Energy Fields public art project.

TCI Cable Channel, interview for Energy Fields public art project.

Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program, Utilities Service Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, winner.

Englewood Public Art Program, Colorado, finalist.

ICG/Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, Colorado, sculpture competition show.

University of Colorado College of Architecture and Planning, instructor for landscape archtiecture studio course in the graduate program.

Denver Urban Resources Partnership, Eagleton Elementary School, Denver, Colorado, grant recipient for outdoor learning classroom.

Little Bighorn Indian Memorial Competition, Montana, entry chosen for traveling exhibit.

University of Colorado College of Archtiecture and Planning, instructor for third year studio course in the landscape architecture graduate program.

Public Art Program, Mayor's Office of Art, Culture, and Film, Denver, Colorado, finalist for the Wastewater Management Facility.

New England Holocaust Memorial competition, Boston, Massachusetts, finalist. Exhibited at boston City Hall, Harvard School of Design, New York Jewish Museum.

Creative Council for the Performing Arts, Cornell University, Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, New York, grant recipient for gallery installation.