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Jenni Zell is a recent addition to the AHBE Landscape Architects team. With 14 years of experience working on a wide range of projects – including residential, commercial, public parks and retail projects – Jenni has been a licensed Landscape Architect in California since 2000, and licensed in Louisiana since 2008. She has lived in Baton Rouge Louisiana and taught in the landscape architecture department at California State University, Pomona. And perhaps equally impressive, she has swam across the cold waters between Alcatraz Island to San Francisco!

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When, and in what context, did you first hear the words Landscape Architect[ure]?
It was the recommended profession for her when she took an Occupational Aptitude Test as a junior in high school.

What has been the most rewarding project you have ever worked on and why?
Perkins Road Community Park in Baton Rouge. The park included a fishing pond, velodrome, skate park and picnic areas and was enjoyed and well used by her neighbors whom she knew personally.

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What professional tool must you always have at your office desk?
Scale (and Altoids),

What is your favorite local landscape project?
Huntington City Beach.

If you were not a landscape architect, what other profession might you be in?
A florist.

What is the last movie you saw at the movie theater? Recommend it and why or why not?
Pan. Though I love the original story, I think the movie’s narrative was too fragmented and do not recommend it.

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