Alumni Profile

Jim Burnett portrait

James "Jim" Burnett

BLA 1983

Landscape Architecture

Jim Burnett founded the Office of James Burnett in 1989 and has dedicated his career to creating meaningful spaces that challenge the conventional boundaries of landscape architecture. To date, Jim has garnered more than 50 state and national design awards for projects consistently cited for innovative design solutions.

Jim has taken a multi-disciplinary approach to his practice, often working closely with design teams of well-known architects, planners, artists, and other professionals, including doctors, scientists, and a diverse range of clients. In his work, ranging from corporate and educational campuses, park planning, resorts, healthcare campuses, and visionary projects, there has been a particularly strong focus on designing landscapes that promote healthy living.

His work and writings in healthcare design have been widely published and have changed the approach to creating healing environments, bringing the needs of the patients to the forefront of projects. Jim has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture LSU and has been a member of the LSU Design Circle since 2000. In 2004, Jim was named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the highest form of honorary recognition that the professional association can bestow upon one of its members.