| Steeped in a strong Midwestern tradition of naturalism,
JJR embraces the Prairie School tenets of respecting and
working with the inherent natural features of a landscape.
JJR's projects address the complex relationship between
humans and their environment. It believes that good design
goes hand-in-hand with good planning, a process that
encompasses everything from civil engineering and landscape
architecture to environmental science, urban planning and
The work of JJR responds to the local and regional context,
blending the natural with the built, and the site with the
community. More than forty projects are examined in detail
in this superb monograph; projects include university
campuses, sustainable environments, vital cities, building
communities, and waterfront projects; all are presented
with colour photography, maps, plans and drawings.