Jordan Monez

Jordan Monez

Seattle, WA, US



Multi-media designer with education in landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, art and architectural history. My work draws upon our built and natural environment for inspiration, referencing the past while looking toward the future and focusing on the experience of the moment.


Haddad | Drugan, Seattle, WA, US, Contract Artist

Assist with large public art projects by creating graphics in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, physical models, and editing construction plans and making details in AutoCAD

Jul 2013 - current

Jordan West Monez Studio and About Nature, Seattle, WA, US, Designer

Freelance work in landscape architecture, graphic design, mapping, public art

Jan 2008 - current

International Living Future Institute, Seattle, WA, US, Living Building Challenge Intern

Worked with the Living Building Challenge focused on outreach to businesses for the Declare Products labeling system. Attended the Living Future UnConference.

Oct 2012 - Mar 2013

Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Richmond, VA, US, Webmaster & Conservation Program Assistant

-Designed, published and maintained 70+ page website as Webmaster. Conducted property research and created Baseline Documentation Reports for new land conservation easements.
-Served as editor of the VOF semi-annual newsletter and designed newsletter layout.
-Collaborated daily with staff from all divisions and offices for various projects in the Easement, Stewardship, Technical, and Administrative divisions of VOF.
-Worked with the Executive Director to create presentations given to conservation organizations and government agencies using photography and writing to convey importance of land conservation.
-Developed new marketing strategy for the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF), hired and worked with a logo designer to create a new visual identity and publications for VOF.

Aug 2005 - Aug 2008


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

+ Thesis Studio | Duwamish Palimpsest: Changing Natures [Duwamish River, Seattle, WA]
+ Landscape Art Studio | Walk Through Sky to Water [Lake Union, Seattle, WA]
+ IBA Studio: Strategies of Sustainable Development | BaSIN City [Las Vegas Valley, NV]
+ Community Design Studio | Renewing Renewal [International District, Seattle, WA]
+ Landscape Materials and Construction Studio | Urban Mirth [Gould Hall, Seattle, WA]
+ Katrina 3 Studio | Fluvial Imprints: An Industrial Ecosystem [Jefferson Parish, LA]

Sep 2008 - Dec 2011

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK, Department 1 - Architecture, City, Landscape

+ Studio | A New Map of Denmark: Suburban Density and Forest Experience [Lyngby, DK]
+ Western Denmark Study Tour | fjords, shoreline protection, campus design, historic preservation, public art and sculpture parks and agriculture [Jutland, DK]
+ Short Courses | Landscape Photography, Ecotect, European Biodiversity, Urban Forestry

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

+ Spatial Logics of Change Studio | Atmospheric Research Lab [Philadelphia, PA]
+ Sustainable Design Studio | Things Take Time: Building Research Lab [Copenhagen, DK]
+ NYC Waterfront Studio | Maritime Museum and Water Taxi stop [New York, NY]
+ Housing Studio | Dormitory and Apartment Design with Gardens [Charlottesville, VA]

Aug 2001 - May 2005


ScanDesign Fellowship, Scholarship

Fellowship Grant to study abroad in Copenhagen, DK at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Department 1 (Architecture, City, and Landscape)


WASLA Merit Award, Award

Awarded for thesis publication, Duwamish Palimpsest: Exploring the Changing Natures of a River/Estuary/Waterway/Superfund Site


WASLA Honor Award, Award

Award for Landscape Art Studio Project Walk Through Sky to Water


Lee and Rolaine Copeland Fellowship in Urban Design, Scholarship

The Myer R. Wolfe Scholarship and Lee and Rolaine Copeland Endowed Fellowship in Urban Design are awarded to outstanding students in the University of Washington's Urban Design Certificate Program, based on:

academic excellence
developing design abilities
commitment to/experience in urban design
potential future effectiveness in the field of urban design
interest in specific urban design issues


Margaret and Fritz Wagner Endowed Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization