Baltimore, MD (October 30, 2015) — Jonathan Gemmell has been hired as a landscape designer at Oasis Design Group, a landscape architecture, master planning and urban design firm in Baltimore.
He works on various aspects of project development including graphic representation, site planning, design and construction documentation on diverse projects nationwide currently including botanic gardens, an ecological park and urban streetscapes.
Gemmell earned a master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, in May 2015. He was a graduate teaching assistant at the University where he taught classes including digital design, urban design studio, hand graphics and introduction to landscape architecture from August 2012 to May 2015. His graduate thesis project focused on nature play and education and environmental literacy.
He earned a 2015 Student Merit Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for his academic and design work.
In April 2015, Gemmell and three University teammates were named first place winners in the demonstration project category for the 2014 Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national design competition sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to engage college and university students in reinventing water infrastructure. Gemmell and his teammates’ design replaces traditional lawn with a meadow landscape that includes tiered plantings, bioretention, bioswales and rain gardens to provide habitat for pollinators and beneficial insect species and to serve as an outdoor classroom and contemplative landscape for visitors and the community.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art at Goucher College in Baltimore, in 2009.
Image courtesy Oasis Design Group.