Jane Reed Ross has been practicing Landscape Architecture for 32 years, with experience throughout the Southeast as well as in the Washington D.C. area and Queensland, Australia. Jane's work included seven years with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood and as principal landscape architect at Ross Land Design for 15 years, and has led her projects in the direction of sustainable design in the following award-winning and beloved civic spaces: Red Rock Trail Master Plan for Jefferson County, Rotary Trail, Pinson Park, Lincoln Park, Jones Valley Complete Streets, Enon Ridge Trail, Mountain Brook High School Concourse,  Railroad Park, Homewood Central Park, Homewood Shades Creek Greenway and the Birmingham Children’s Zoo. Combining quality design with environmentally holistic solutions, Jane has created spaces that have a sense of place and presence based on an ethic of function and art. 

Jane was the project manager for the Red Rock Greenway Master Plan, and is currently working on the Plan’s implementation with the completion of the Rotary Trail and the Jones Valley Trail.  She has been involved with site design on numerous campuses such as Auburn, Wallace State, Bevill State, and UNA and on mixed-use developments such as Lane Parke in Mountain Brook and Pepper Place in Birmingham.  

Although she has lived most of her life in Alabama (graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Landscape Architecture) Jane met her Australian husband Neil of 32 years, in Austria when both worked in a ski village.  They enjoy an active lifestyle of walking, sports, and cycling with their two sons, Heath, 22, and Ian, 19, and one dog.  Roland, the 115 pound Great Pyrenees Labrador, also considers himself involved in site design, as he is constantly digging holes at their home. Despite Roland’s best efforts, Jane is still an avid gardener, and she also enjoys en plein air (in the open air) landscape painting.

 

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Affliations

American Society of Landscape Architects

ASLA - State President Elect

Homewood Environmental Commission

Shades Creek Greenway Steering Committee

Homewood Middle School Community Garden 

Past Board for Jones Valley Teaching Farms 

Board of Friends of Shades Creek 

Leadership Birmingham 2011

The Women’s Network of Birmingham

Your Town Alabama 2014 and 2013

Mountain Brook Art Association