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Katherine Jacobs

Katherine - Nakano Associates

Katherine Jacobs, MLA, Associate

Katherine’s approach to design is a convergence of the practical and the visionary. She is drawn to landscape architecture from a desire to foster the health of communities, ecosystems, and individual people, and from her conviction that these differing scales of health are interdependent. She embraces systems thinking, deep collaboration, and clear communication as strategies for doing meaningful and effective work. She is also fascinated with processes that shape design as well as those that are set in motion when a landscape is installed. Her prior experiences working in landscape design/build and architectural design helped her develop an eye for detail, materiality, and nuance.

Outside work, you can find Katherine doing yoga, cycling, and volunteering. She is currently involved with Architects Without Borders, designing a campus for the protection of children with Albinism in Tanzania, as well as the WASLA events committee, where she coordinates educational programming.