It is with great sadness that the StudioVerde family has lost a valued team member and dear friend. James will forever be remembered for his inspiring spirit, whit, and undeniable passion for his work. His legacy within the industry will be echoed for many years to come and he will be eternally missed by so many.
James, Founder and President of Ecological Landscape Management was a noted educator, speaker and practitioner with expertise in high performance soil design, ecological landscape management and sustainable landcare data collection technologies.
James was featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine (2015) in an article on soil biology titled “Life in the Dirt” (2015) leading the discussion about the importance of healthy soil biology for high performance landscapes. James also recently authored a 3-part series in ASLA’s Sustainable Design and Development Field blog titled: “A (Natural) Melody in Midtown” (2017), “Mycorrhizae: Ecological Succession’s Copilot” and “Things are not Always as They Seem” .
James and the Ecological Landscape Management team partnered with Studioverde on SITES certification advisory services with humor and grace. We will miss James very much.