Tom Jones

Biography

Tom Jones is the Instructional Technology Professional in the College of Environment + Design. With degrees in Landscape Architecture and Historic Preservation, and nearly twenty years of experience in the planning and design field, he assists faculty and staff in the professional education of students in the college, focusing on the use and management of digital tools. A member of the Technology Services team, he also provides support for the instructional equipment in the studios and classroom spaces of the college.

 

Interests

Environmental history, cartography, technology integration and appropriate use, cultural landscapes, heritage of the space race, landscape construction.

 

Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements

EDAW DIGITAL DESIGN INITIATIVE 3D VISUALIZATION CONFERENCE. Presenter at two day conference of specialists within the firm from offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. 2005.

Hopper, Leonard, ed. 2007. Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

CONSTRUCTION DRAWING LAYOUT, pp. 12-18. SYMBOLS, pp. 19-25. COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN, pp. 35-36. COLOR PLATES 4 THROUGH 7, pp. C2.

LESSONS LEARNED – BIM IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE.  Participant in three-person educational session presentation at 2009 ASLA national convention.

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Maureen O’Brien

Biography

Maureen considers the duties as Curator of the Founders Memorial Garden her perfect job, as it draws from over 40 years of work in the horticulture industry and her 24 years of experience in landscape architecture.  She also enjoys teaching part-time at the CED.

Degrees Held

B.A., Horticulture, University of Georgia (1980)
M.L.A., University of Georgia, (1993)
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Research Interests

Creative integration of food crops into urban residential landscapes. Classes Taught: Plants of the South East, Reading the Landscape, Landscape Design

Personal Interests

Teaching horticulture to UGA students, especially landscape architects, through service learning activities at Athens elementary schools and Athens Land Trust sites. Also enjoys planting and promoting the use of trees.

Organizations

Member of Ladies’ Garden Club
A-CC Tree Council, Past President

Honors and Awards

CED Staff of the Year, ACC Friend of Trees, Alec Little Environmental Award, Honorary member of Sigma Pi Kappa

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Jennifer Lewis

Biography

Jennifer serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Community Design & Preservation – the Public Service and Outreach arm of the UGA College of Environment and Design. Her experience lies in historic preservation commission activities, downtown revitalization programs and community design charrettes – all tools that assist communities in protecting what is significant from their past and managing future growth. Day to day, Jennifer matches community needs in Georgia with the resources of CED faculty, staff and students; including coordinating design charrettes and managing the CED online Job Board. Jennifer serves as a liaison between the CED and the Office of the Vice-President for Public Service and Outreach (OVPPSO) to create a demonstration model of “the engaged college” that can be emulated by other UGA schools and colleges. These tasks include tracking and evaluating CED’s service and outreach activities and identifying new collaborations between Public Service & Outreach (PSO) Units and CED. Jennifer was a 2011 University of Georgia Service Learning Fellow and served on the Board of Trustees for the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation for six years, including as its President.

Degrees Held

1995 Bachelor of Arts, Art History and Studio Art, College of Charleston
2002 Master of Historic Preservation, The University of Georgia
2012 Charrette System Certificate, National Charrette Institute

Research Interests

Academic service-learning, community design centers, Complete Streets policies, design charrettes, downtown revitalization, historic preservation, historic preservation commissions, historic schools as schools, neighborhood revitalization, urban design

Selected Publications

Master of Historic Preservation Thesis: “We Become Like That Which We Constantly Admire: Justifying the Use of Historic School Buildings as Schools”

Organizations

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation
  • Citizens for Healthy Neighborhoods
  • CAPPA – Community Approach to Planning Prince Avenue Steering Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Service-Learning Fellow, Office of Service Learning, The University of Georgia (2011-12)
  • President of the Board of Trustees, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation (2010-11)
  • Trustee of the Year, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation (2009)
  • “40 Under 40”, Athens Banner-Herald (2009)
  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Preservation Award for Outstanding Achievement, to Community Approach to Planning Prince Avenue Steering Committee (2004)
  • Sigma Pi Kappa Preservation Honor Society, The University of Georgia (1997)
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