||Jane Silverstein Ries, FASLA
As the first woman to pursue a career in landscape architecture in Colorado, Jane Silverstein Ries, FASLA, was a pioneer. She graduated from the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture in Groton, Massachusetts in 1932, and by 1934 had already opened her own landscape architecture office in Denver. Jane held the third landscape architecture license in the State of Colorado. Her career in landscape architecture spanned nearly six decades. Jane was ahead of her time with her philosophy of incorporating native plants and materials into her designs and built her projects to reflect, preserve and restore the natural environment. She was a strong voice in issues of land use and fought to conserve prairie, mountain landscapes, wildlife and urban spaces.
In 2005, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awarded Jane the ASLA Medal, the highest honor bestowed on landscape architects. To date, she is one of three female recipients of the medal.
JSR Foundation’s mission to embrace the spirit of place ensures that Jane’s legacy of land stewardship and sustainability lives on.
JSR – Denver Public Library Archive Collection >>
View Jane's legacy in a retrospective exhibit of her career, featuring her garden design and landscape architecture work.
Link to Denver Public Library - Online Exhibit >>
• August 2013 // JSR Scholarship Awarded // Xinyu Li
JSR is pleased to announce that Xinyu Li of UCD's, Landscape Architecture Program is the 2013 JSR Student Scholarship recipient. Ms. Li’s project, Globeville Community Design studied the methods to connect a residential and industrial site. The design sought to seek community convergence through a linear park that connects two neighborhoods and brings the strong railroad history into the public space. More information >>.
• August 2012 // JSR Award // Eagle Valley Land Trust
The Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation is pleased to announce that the Eagle Valley Land Trust has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 JSR Award. The Eagle Valley Land Trust, (EVLT) was founded as a non-profit in 1982 to “preserve the important wildlife habitat, magnificent scenic vistas and historic ranching heritage that are integral to the character and quality of life in Eagle County.” To date, the Eagle Valley Land Trust has completed 27 conservation easements, five of which have been concluded so far in 2012. Its largest project is the stewardship of the conservation easement on the visually sensitive 4,800-acre Golden Bair Ranch at the mouth of Glenwood Canyon. In total, EVLT monitors and stewards almost 6,500 acres of protected land in the conservation easements it holds. For more information visit evlt.org