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Jesse Turner, PLA

Assistant Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


Jesse Turner is a professional landscape architect (PLA) and a teacher. His work includes multiple awards and highly visited public landscape architecture projects in places such as Duke Gardens at Duke University, the North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina State University, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum at the University of Minnesota, and more. His firm, Lift Environmental Design, combines design excellence with ecologically sensitive design and evidence-based approaches to problem-solving. His work has been the topic of sustainability case studies, most recently by the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation Program, and is known to exhibit high standards of quality and performance. Jesse is also a steering committee member of the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference at Western Carolina University, which is dedicated to deepening the knowledge of natural systems in efforts to protect and create ecologically sustainable landscapes.

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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture NCSU College of Design 2004

Masters of Landscape Architecture NCSU College of Design 2014