Author(s): Parker Janice
In her well-rounded career as a landscape architect, horticultural specialist, garden consultant, teacher, floral designer, and speaker, Janice Parker has distinguished herself by rethinking accepted landscape practices and developing inventive, personal solutions for difficult problems. As an entrepreneur and principal of her own firm, Janice has extensive hands on experience in every facet of landscape and designs—so she intimately understands how it all works.
As a result, the work and projects depicted in Designing a Vision: Janice Parker Landscape Architects are realistic as well as inspiring, and they focus on the most important aspect of the creative process—the relationship:
“A garden is a relationship: a relationship between a person and a bed of soil; between a vision and a site; sometimes between the city and the country, between our desire for it and our lack of understanding of it. It is our relationship to the natural world.”
Since the year of its emergence in 1984, Janice Parker Landscape Architects has flourished into a prominent national firm. Located in Greenwich, Connecticut, Janice Parker works extensively in prime locations on Long Island Sound, New York City, Miami Beach and the Hamptons. She has conceptualised and directed innovative landscape architecture for national, private and public clients across the United States. Her firm has established a reputation for conceiving of thoughtful landscapes, and dedicating themselves to the intricacies of landscape installation: excellent design, full documentation, and project coordination. Under her guidance, the firm has been honoured with multiple awards, including the 2012 National Palladio Award for Landscape Architecture, five Innovation in Design Awards from Cottages & Gardens magazines, the 2015 Professional Merit Award from the state chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the A List Award from At Home Magazine in 2011. Janice was involved in the formation of New York City's Million Trees Project, and designed The Cherry Tree Project for the Harlem River Esplanade for New York City's Park Department in partnership with The New York Restoration Project. Always striving to iimprove the cultural landscape, she has also created community gardens for the New York Restoration Project in New York City.