Grant Jones, founding principal of the noted landscape architecture firm Jones & Jones, has practiced ecological design for more than 30 years and has been a pioneer in river planning, scenic highway design, zoo design, and landscape aesthetics. The latest addition to our successful Source Books in Landscape Architecture series, Grant Jones/Jones & Jones ILARIS, focuses on Jones's "green print" plan for Puget Sound in Washington State. Working in collaboration with the Trust for Public Lands and using new GIS technology, Jones & Jones developed the software tool ILARIS. This CAD-like tool helps to evaluate the aesthetic resources of landscape regions and is used as a basis for future planning. The Puget Sound model can be applied to other landscapes at risk. Including an interview with Grant Jones, critical essays discussing his work, as well as numerous diagrams, plans, and photographs, Grant Jones/Jones & Jones ILARIS is a thorough study of an important project.
Jane Amidon is a landscape designer, critic and lecturer currently teaching in the Landscape Section of the Knowlton School of Architecture. Grant Jones, Founding Principal of Jones & Jones, has practiced ecological design for thirty years, pioneering in river planning, scenic highway design, zoo design, and landscape aesthetics. He is currently at the University of Oregon and at the University of Washington. Grant has recently worked on the Paris Pike Historic Highway in Kentucky, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, the Mountains-to-Sound Greenway across the Cascade Mountains in Washington, the Commons Park in Denver (with Civitas, Inc.), America's first wildlife highway, US Highway 93 through the Flathead Reservation in western Montana, and the Puget Sound Greenprint for the Trust for Public Land.