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Green Development: An agent of change
Jonathan Burgess

Jonathan Burgess

Jonathan Burgess, a 2006 graduate of the Landscape Architecture (LAR) program, was recruited by a landscape architecture firm directly from his undergraduate studio in Rodman Hall. It was an epic start to a successful career.

Today, Burgess lives in Miami, Florida and works for The Spinnaker Group- a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) consulting company that provides green building and sustainable neighborhood assistance to real estate developers.

As the Vice President of Sustainability at Spinnaker, Burgess oversees a diverse team with expertise in everything from construction management and electrical engineering to landscape architecture and interior design.  Their projects are both national and international.

“We have completed over 80 LEED certified projects around the world,” said Burgess. “Currently we are building  multiple hotel and condo buildings in Miami and across the Caribbean, a Veterans Hospital in North Carolina, a big industrial office building in Kuwait, a Data Center in Costa Rica, and almost 200 other active projects worldwide.”  Read more

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