Jessie Violand

Jessie Violand

San Diego, CA, US



Jessie is a thinker full of creative energy. She loves to explore different design options until finding one that works. She loves the process of design and seeing something change from an underutilized place to a beautiful space.

Jessie’s background includes single family residential design, multi-family housing, site planning, retail design, and landscape design. Jessie focuses on sustainable, functional, aesthetically pleasing design.

Jessie believes in thoughtful design, which includes developing walkable safe communities. She believes in a strong connection between nature and the built world. Her style is to create things with intention. Jessie’s own recipe for success: overthinking, non-stop exploration, non-stop research, and caffeine.

When Jessie is not working on a design project, she loves to spend time at the beach or in the mountains. She loves to travel and explore new places and hopes to explore most of the countries in the world. She loves to spend time creating art, trying new recipes, dropping in for a yoga class, or going out for a long run.



JLeigh Design, Denver, St. Louis, Orange , Architect

• Architecture, Landscape Design, Art - Working with numerous clients on home remodels, landscape projects, retail spaces

Oct 2014 - current

Davis Partnership Architects, Denver, Landscape Architect Intern

• Designed conceptual, schematic, and construction drawings for industrial and commercial projects in Denver
• Designed conceptual sketches for non-profit art and sculpture for a children’s school

Sep 2013 - Oct 2014

KTGY, Denver, CO, US, Project Manager

• Managed a 172 unit TOD apartment complex in Golden, Colorado
• Worked on mixed use residential, student housing, and affordable mountain townhomes
• Experience ranging from creating proposals to
construction documents

Jul 2008 - Sep 2013


University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, US, Landscape Architecture - MLA

Aug 2010 - May 2012

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Architect

Aug 2003 - May 2008

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