ABOUT OONA

Oona Johnsen, Principal of OJLA, is a licensed landscape architect in Florida and California with over 20 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture. A leader in promoting sustainable and ecological approaches to site and landscape design, her specialties include LEED projects, public projects, low impact development strategies, and projects that incorporate stakeholder and/or community input during the design process. Expertise and past project settings include site improvements and phased planning efforts for institutional and school campuses, military communities, and public settings which include complete streets/public realm revitalization, plazas/courtyards, hardy planting in difficult site settings/structural soils, and playground design. Additionally, Oona has designed See More artful and intimate spaces for residential, hotel, and resort settings. Attention to how the space will be used and maintained is important research and leads to project success. Oona is a proficient project manager and can organize support staff efficiently, whether in-house or virtually across state lines. She believes in direct and continuous communication with clients, sub-consultants, and internal staff to keep projects moving smoothly, on time and on budget. She is consistently told she is a pleasure to work with, which gives her repeat work with clients. Oona can take a project from predesign, to concept phase, then schematic/design development. She also leads the detailed creation of construction documents: plans, details, and specifications, which then lead to the development of permit and bid documents. Furthermore, Oona is skilled at the construction administration of the project, maintaining quality, consistency where needed, and solving construction issues in a timely manner. Show Less

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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle