Jane Reed Ross has been practicing Landscape Architecture for 34 years, with experience throughout the Southeast as well as in the Washington D.C. area and Queensland, Australia. Jane currently works with and has been associated with GMC (Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood) for the past decade. Prior to that she was the principal landscape architect at Ross Land Design for 15 years. She has led 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 34 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, 24, and Ian, 21, 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.
Birmingham Rotary Club
American Society of Landscape Architects
ASLA - State President
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