Jeff Lakey graduated with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard university Graduate School of Design (GSD), and with a BS in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Landscape Architecture from Oregon State University. He has held senior roles in several practices including Sasaki Associates in Boston, Child Associates in Cambridge, the Perron Collaborative in Portland, and RNL in Denver. Jeff has also worked in academic practice as a lecturer at the Harvard GSD, and also attained tenure with the landscape architecture faculty in the nationally ranked Colorado State University program. His public practice includes the conservation, planning and development superintendent position in the municipal parks system in Boulder, Colorado. To better understand and apply concepts of form, meaning, and nature in his projects, Jeff has traveled extensively in Italy, France, England, the Middle East and the US, where he documented historic sites, cities, Renaissance villas and gardens, parks, streets and plazas. He is a full member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is registered as a landscape architect in Colorado, is CLARB certified and recently served on the Alumni Council of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.