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  www.jacobsryan.com (p) 312.664.3217 / (f) 312.337.1550   1527 N. Sandburg Terrace, Chicago IL 60610  
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Bernard Jacobs, FASLA PLA
Bernard Jacobs   Education
City College of New York  
New York, New York
Landscape Architecture Program, 1970-72
State University of New York at Farmingdale
Farmingdale, New York
Degree in Horticulture, 1968
Aspen Residence   Practice  
Mr. Jacobs' practice is both creative and practical in its approach to landscape architecture. His forty plus years of experience in the green industry and training in both horticulture and landscape architecture afford a unique approach to his projects. Mr. Jacobs personally selects all key plant material and lays out intricate plantings on his high profile projects. This practical, creative and hands-on approach to landscape architecture and experience with all aspects of new projects is valued by many of clients.
Upon completion of his education in 1968, Mr. Jacobs joined the firm of Paul Friedberg & Partners in New York City. In 1972, he joined the firm of Coffey, Levine & Blumberg as a senior landscape architect. Mr. Jacobs reloctaed to Chicago in 1974 to take a position as senior landscape architect with C.F. Murphy Associates (now Murphy/Jahn Associates) and subsequently joined the firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. In 1976, Mr. Jacobs founded B. Jacobs & Associates. With the addition of partner Terry Warriner Ryan, they formed Jacobs/Ryan Associates in 1982.
Professional Associations
Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects, 2000
Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Wisconsin
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