JHLA/Jennifer Horn Landscape Architecture

Jennifer G. Horn, RLA

“A garden should honor the home’s architectural style as well as the lifestyle and sensibilities of the homeowner,” observes Jennifer Horn. “My designs are collaborations between client, architect and the artisans who make them a reality.”

Horn, who launched her firm in 2009, creates new landscapes as well as garden renovations. “A good designer is a problem-solver,” she says. “When I need to retrofit an existing site, I am challenged to be creative and inventive.”

Each project begins with a dialog between designer and client. “I act as advocate and educator,” Horn says. To find her clients’ style, she discusses gardens they’ve visited and looks at their homes to see their aesthetic. She prefers her projects “not to look overdesigned. If the garden looks like it was always there, then I have done a good job.”

Horn has worked part-time as a college instructor since 2005. She is a former co-chair of the Residential Professional Practice Network of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a board member of the Washington Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Institute of Classical Arts & Architecture.