Jul 11, 2023
Jamie Larson, Executive Director, Tohono Chul
Tohona Chul - Best Kept Tucson Secret

Jamie Maslyn Larson FASLA is the Executive Director of Tohono Chul, a 49-acre public garden in the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Arizona. Jamie is an award-winning landscape architect whose career has focused on creating transformative public spaces for people to enjoy, including projects such as the Longwood Gardens Master Plan, NYC’s Governors Island Park, Miami Beach Soundscape, and Houston Botanic Garden Master Plan. With more than 25 years of experience and over $200 million in built works, Jamie’s work is globally recognized, locally loved, widely published and has garnered multiple design awards. Her commitment to creating inclusive community engagement processes and innovative ideas insures that projects not only look good, bur perform better socially, environmentally and economically. Jamie is known for her dedication to equity, having co-founded WxLA, a gender justice initiative in landscape architecture. She is a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Tohono Chul is a private non-profit 501c3 whose mission is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and inspire wise stewardship of the natural world. Deemed “One of the World’sTen Best Botanical Gardens” by Travel and Leisure Magazine, Tohono Chul has been celebrated in the greater Tucson area as one of its “best kept secrets” for nearly 40 years.