Jennifer Guthrie

Founding Principal


Jennifer Guthrie is a founding partner of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Jennifer's design leadership merges a guiding, experiential vision with innovative and precise detailing. Her work ranges broadly, encompassing urban districts of green streets and mixed-use housing, public squares, rooftop gardens, urban farms, and cultural institutions. Corresponding examples of these diverse project types include the University of Washington’s West Campus Streetscape and UW Farm, Chicago’s Lurie Garden at Millennium Park, and the Seattle Civic Center Campus.

Jennifer’s clients have included the Smithsonian Institution, the Nu Skin Corporation, and the Department of State, as well as major universities and developers. Jennifer's current projects include the Life Sciences Building at the University of Washington, the industrially-inspired Spring District, and the Long Beach Civic Center (a P3 project).

GGN is the recipient of the 2017 ASLA National Landscape Architecture Firm Award. Additionally, Jennifer and her partners are the recipients of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture in 2011, and her work has received numerous national and regional Honor Awards from ASLA and AIA. Jennifer is President of the Landscape Architectural Foundation Board and serves on the CEO Roundtable.