LA-Hort Spring 2018 Lecture Series: Jesse Forrester

This presentation will provide an overview of the experience of moving from life as a landscape architecture student into an early professional career. Jesse will touch on some of the unexpected challenges and perhaps surprisingly satisfying aspects about professional practice. He will also give a sense of some of the differences between a large and small firm and expectations related to different types of projects and clients.

Jesse Forrester is a Landscape Architect at Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects. Prior to joining JALA, he was a designer for OLIN. He has been involved in a variety of project types, including stream restoration, urban design, high end residences, hospital healing gardens, and botanic gardens. Jesse’s work with Jonathan Alderson emphasizes native planting design, balancing beauty with ecological benefits. He is a Temple University BSLA graduate, and serves as secretary of the BSLA Professional Advisory Committee. (BSLA PAC).


Hosted by Temple University Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, AED, Tyler School of Art with support from the General Activities Fund (GAF).

Coordinated by Assoc. Professor Hurley-Kurtz.

  • Date & Time

    2018-02-21 1:15pm
  • Location

    Ambler Campus Learning Center Room 306
  • Category