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Jen Cater

L A N D S C A P E   A R C H I T E C T

A landscape architect, masterplanner, and urban planner with over 15 years of experience, Jennifer Cater draws upon her liberal arts background in sociology and psychology to design spaces that create connections between people and their environments.

Jennifer began her career in public sector urban planning, before joining a Minneapolis-based urban planning and engineering firm where she specialized in community redevelopment, new residential development, park design, and environmental impacts. Her experience there opened her eyes to the discipline of landscape architecture and encouraged her to pursue graduate work.

New work opportunities abroad brought Jennifer to London, England. In her seven years there, she was particularly inspired by the city's juxtaposition and co-existence of old-world classical architecture alongside modern design, and visited many public spaces and private gardens that showcase the country’s long history of shaping the landscape.

Projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America allowed Jennifer to become adept at identifying key characteristics that connect the built environments to their natural setting, history, and culture—establishing authentic and enduring outdoor spaces. Whether designing a luxury estate's garden in her role as a senior landscape architect for Hoffman & Ospina or doing pro bono work renovating a community park, Jennifer is passionate about the design and construction of spaces that elevate one’s experience of the outdoors and connect people to places.

EDUCATION

B.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota Master of Urban &            Regional Planning, University of Minnesota

Personal Statement

"I have a passion for creating spaces people are drawn to and lifestyle connections to our environments with indoor/outdoor living."