Résumé

Jeffrey Van Maren

P.O. Box 41773 • Tucson, AZ 85717 • (520) 322-5543

REGISTERED ARIZONA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT #20663

Jeffrey Van Maren is a landscape architect with more than 25 years of experience. His projects have included a botanical garden, master-planned communities, health resort and custom residences. He has extensive background in all levels of project development. He directs every phase from design through completion of construction, and coordinates the efforts of contractors. Excellent technical qualifications complement a strong creative vision in the design of aesthetically pleasing and functional spaces.

AREAS OF PROFICIENCY

  • Experienced in all phases of design from program definition through working drawings; expertise in:
    • Negotiation and contract administration
    • Preparation of preliminary design and presentation to client
    • Preparation of final construction documents
    • Construction materials, methods and techniques
    • Regional plant material
    • Design of outdoor structures such as ramadas, pools, spas, fireplaces, fountains, and other hardscape elements
    • Grading, irrigation and lighting
    • Design/build
  • Communication that is straightforward, honest, and articulate, yet tactful and diplomatic.
  • Sincere sensitivity to unique needs and aspiration of all segments of a community.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

JEFFREY VAN MAREN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT • Tucson, Arizona • 1990 - present

Owner and Principal of Landscape Architecture Firm

SAMPLE PROJECTS

  • Tucson Botanical Gardens — Design and construction observation and administration of the Alice Holsclaw Reception Garden, Bird Watching Garden, and Iris Garden
  • Canyon Ranch Health Resort and Spa • Canyon Ranch Living, a Residential Community — Preparation of conceptual design through final construction documents for entry monumentation, streetscape design, paving design for interior roads, park design including paths which connected unique retreat areas with fountains, development of patios and walks, both in front and back of individual Casas and Casitas.
  • Canada Hills Development Company — Preparation of comprehensive landscape plans for five subdivisions. Also responsible for presenting to Town of Oro Valley for approval.
  • A. F. Sterling — Preparation of landscape plans for models and entries for subdivision developments.
  • Diamond Ventures — Preparation of entry monumentation and landscape development for Madera Reserve.
  • Custom Residential — Regional reputation for design of unique landscapes for custom homes.
Oasis Gardens • Tucson, Arizona • 1985-1990 — Premier Design/Build Firm in Tucson, Arizona

SAMPLE PROJECT

  • Starr Pass — Design of entry monumentation, site development and landscape design for models.
Rogers, Gladwin and Harmony (The Acacia Group) • Tucson, Arizona • 1983- 1985 Landscape Architects

SAMPLE PROJECT

  • La Paloma Country Club — Responsible for design, budgeting and construction observation for landscape and irrigation for 27 tees and fairways.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture • California Polytechnic State University • San Luis Obispo CA
  • Fine Arts • University of Arizona • Tucson AZ
  • AutoCad • Pima Community College • Tucson AZ

AWARDS

  • Arizona Landscape Contractors Association Judges Award for the Tucson Botanical Gardens Herb and Amphitheater Gardens
  • Arizona Landscape Contractors Association Award of Distinction for the use of Native Plants in the Entry Design of Canada Hills Estates
  • City of Tucson Water Smart Judges Award for the Tucson Botanical Gardens Bird Garden

SELECTED PUBLISHED AND EXHIBITED DESIGN WORKS

  • TUCSON OFFICIAL VISITOR’S GUIDE • 2006
  • “Graceful Courtyards” • SUNSET MAGAZINE • October 2005
  • “Made in the Shade” • ARIZONA DAILY STAR • September 2005
  • “Landscaping with Cactus” • SUNSET MAGAZINE • 2002
  • “Downtown Gallery Summer Preview” • DOWNTOWN TUCSONAN • 2002
  • “A Pretty, Private Courtyard” • SUNSET MAGAZINE • November 1997
  • “Outdoor Expressions- Arizona Landscape Architects” • SKY HARBOR AIRPORT, PHOENIX AZ • July 1997
  • “A City Garden: Where Less is More” • TUCSON LIFESTYLE • April 1995
  • “Water Smart Landscape Awards” • TUCSON LIFESTYLE • August 1994
  • “An Herbal Celebration” • ARIZONA DAILY STAR • May 1, 1994
  • “25 Concerned Years” • ARIZONA DAILY STAR • February 19, 1994
  • “Home Court for the Kerrs” • TUCSON LIFESTYLE • January, 1993
  • “Landscaping at Desert’s Edge” • SUNSET MAGAZINE • September 1991
  • “The Southwest” • GARDENING AMERICA • 1990
  • “Tucson Transformation” • SUNSET MAGAZINE • 1990
  • “Pink and Purple in the Patio” • TUCSON LIFESTYLE • May 1989

HOME TOURS

  • 1998 Tucson Innovative Home Tour, Van Maren residence
  • 1996 Tucson Botanical Gardens Home Tour, Van Maren residence

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