Jesse's interest in landscape architecture can be traced back to his Martha's Vineyard upbringing, where he developed an early curiosity for the island's unique environment. He began his career working in carpentry, masonry and as a project manager and assistant designer for a Martha's Vineyard landscape contracting company. His passion for his work with the built environment, building materials, and the construction process served as the impetus for his formal study of environmental design and landscape architecture.
As a member of the MVVA design team, he has contributed to design development and construction documentation for Bloomingdale Trail in Chicago, the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, the Elmwood Residence forest restoration project in Cambridge, MA, a residential design on Nantucket, and several residential projects on Martha’s Vineyard. Currently, Jesse has been assisting with 3D Modeling and Graphics for University of Washington Framework.
Jesse received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts. He earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, where he was won the 2013 Ed Bacon International Student Design Competition, the ASLA Student Honor Award for Academic Achievement, the ASLA Student Award for Community Service and the 2013 Olmsted University Scholar Award. He also received an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Contracting from The Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
He worked as an intern for three summers then joined MVVA as a full-time employee in 2013.