Honors & Awards

2023 Jim Donovan, FASLA
Jim Donovan, FASLA
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Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan, FASLA

“Using my landscape architecture training in volunteer work has allowed me to engage and educate local, regional, and statewide leaders, committees and citizens in the many aspects of landscape architecture; it has been a deeply rewarding for me, educational and beneficial for the others, and a lot of fun for all of us (most of the time!).”


Jim Donovan, FASLA, PLA has practiced landscape architecture with purpose and joy for over 40 years. In 2008, Jim struck out on his own, founding Broadreach Planning & Design, a firm focusing on bicycle and pedestrian transportation and community planning & design. The firm worked across the country from its office Charlotte, Vermont. Recently, he shifted the focus of his work, which, as of now, he is still not calling retirement. His current position includes being an accidental land developer, a continually recycled ASLA Vermont Chapter officer, an ongoing pro bono Town consultant, a cheerful volunteer to the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee assisting World Heritage Sites around the world, an advocate for landscape architecture at the Vermont legislature, and an unappointed leader of rogue planting teams around his hometown. Though no longer working for pay, Jim still maintains his landscape architect license in his home state of Vermont and his AICP designation. Jim served as VTASLA Trustee for as long as possible, and is still serving on several national ASLA committees, as well as several other volunteer committees locally, regionally, and internationally.

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