Samuel t. jones
landscape architect / principal
I like being outside and sharing it with family and friends. And I’ve almost convinced my wife of 32 years to enjoy it as much as I do—or at least joyfully tolerate it. Whether it’s traveling, snow skiing, camping, fly-fishing in a western river, kayak fishing on a local lake, hunting or just busting some clay pigeons, they all take a measure of preparedness in order to maximize the enjoyment. The experiences of each trip and outing are really only half the fun because I also enjoy the preparation and anticipation of the adventure. Being prepared for the inevitable surprises make the adventure less stressful and enjoyable for all.
This profession offers me the ability to apply this same level of preparedness and anticipation to the projects that I work on. Thinking through a project and anticipating the potential “got-yas” to prevent surprises help make for a more successful built project.
For me, it’s all about the journey and sharing the experiences along the way. Personally, sharing the journey with my two kids, extended family and friends brings me a great sense of joy. Professionally, sharing my experience with my clients and coworkers provides me a great sense of fulfillment.
• Fort Worth Botanic Garden Rock Springs Historic Restoration
• UNT Health Science Center Library Courtyard and Plaza
• Fort Worth Botanic Garden Texas Native Forest Boardwalk
• American Society of Landscape Architects
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