Jamie Maslyn Larson
Principal West 8 New York
Jamie Maslyn Larson a Partner at West 8’s New York office. As Principal-in-Charge of West 8’s American projects, her design achievements include the firm’s award-winning Governors Island Park and Public Space Project, Miami Beach Soundscape, Ontario Place in Toronto, and the Master Plan for Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Jamie has committed her career to the implementation of public space projects and possesses a breadth of knowledge on all phases and facets of design, public outreach, and construction administration. She approaches her work with a passion for design and has the tenacity required to realize multi-phase projects with multiple jurisdictions and stakeholders. Her work has varied in scale- from small urban plazas to 1000-acre public gardens. This work has been located across the USA, giving her vast experience leading high profile design projects with issues that are particular to each project and city.
At West 8’s New York office, Larson directs all North American projects in close coordination with Adriaan Geuze as Design Director for the projects. As Principal for Governors Island Park and Public Space project in New York City, which West 8 won in a 2007 international competition, Larson leads the team to implement the 87-acre park. Phase 1 of the project includes 30 acres of new public spaces that opened in 2014. Larson also led the work on the 2.5 acre Miami Beach Soundscape Park in the cultural and civic heart of downtown Miami Beach, Florida which serves as an outdoor performance space for the New World Symphony as well as a distinctive park for residents and visitors. Larson also directs ongoing work on the implementation stages of the Master Plan for Longwood Gardens in southeastern Pennsylvania- a 1,000 acre botanic garden founded by Pierre du Pont with a rich legacy and natural beauty.
Larson has taught and presented at national conferences and universities and has served on the board of directors for local chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She has also been published in Landscape Journal. Larson has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Utah State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Arizona University.