Jonathan Blasco

Jonathan Blasco

Garner, NC, US



I will be a solid designer you can count on, whether it’s developing a concept, working with clients, taking a project through design development, or providing construction administration. Your time will be spent fostering a talented landscape architect, not fighting with an over-inflated ego.

I want to design streetscapes that integrate smart transit solutions with pedestrian and bicycle safety. I want to incorporate infrastructure into the landscape, such as bringing green connections or storm water management into the urban environment. I want to design better places for people to live, work and play, with an emphasis on affordable and sustainable housing. I am concerned about the architecture, too. Historic preservation, especially through adaptive re-use, should be considered whenever possible.

As a recent graduate, I am filled with excitement and idealism. But I also am grounded in reality. My experiences with Raleigh’s Urban Design Center and design/build studios at NC State have taught me how projects are designed and built in the real world. I know how important the client is and that their trust in me is key. But, you also need to trust me … and you can. After working for 11 years in daily newspapers, I excel in working on tight deadlines in a team environment. This experience, as well as my time in graduate school, has honed my critical and strategic thinking skills, as well as my verbal and graphic communication skills.


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Project manager / teaching assistant

I was a project manager / teaching assistant for the design/build studio.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Teaching assistant

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC, US, Page Designer

Jan 2003 - Jan 2010


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Ohio University, Athens, OH, US, Bachelors, Visual Communications

Sep 1994 - Jun 1998


NCASLA Student Award of Excellence, Nomination


ASLA Student Award of Honor and Merit, Nomination


Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Award


Areas of Specialization