Joni L. Janecki, ASLA

Office Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc.
515 Swift Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone (831) 423-6040


Since founding her firm in 1991, Joni’s projects have ranged from large-scale land use planning of education and corporate campus landscapes to site specific designs for civic, private, and public facilities.  As President of her firm, Joni L. Janecki & Associates (JLJA), she has completed numerous college and university campus projects in the region, collaborated with city and county agencies throughout Central California, and created stunning residential landscapes with custom details and extensive planting palettes.  The unifying thread is an enduring focus on sustainable design.

Joni's wide-ranging interests and expertise are reflected in her refusal to be pigeon-holed in a particular design niche.  Instead, JLJA is a 15-person firm notable for the diversity of its project portfolio.  Moreover, her commitment to long-term impact is indicated in the depth of her and JLJA's engagement with particular institutions, for example UCSC (over 30 years and 70-plus projects) and Hewlett Packard and the Packard Foundation (collaborating since 1993). 

Joni is an advocate for hand-drawing and its invaluable ability to develop and communicate design intent.  She is a generous mentor to young landscape architects and actively nurtures her staff's unique strengths, interests, and goals.  Dedicated to improving her community and the environment, she is a leader in bettering our world through landscape architecture.

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