Colin Brown’s story begins in northwest Montana, where he was raised on a nursery that grows ornamental trees and shrubs. His summers were spent working in the fields, and any free time led him into the wilderness where he would spend much of his time fly fishing. It was Colin’s experiences in Montana that led him into the field of Landscape Architecture, where he could draw upon his horticultural and ecological interests.
As a Senior Associate within RJI, Colin works under Raymond Jungles to direct design internally and in the field. After graduating from Cornell University 2012, Colin began his career in East Hampton, NY, where he gained valuable experience in the high-end residential market. He also spent time as a designer with Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, working on high-end residential projects in Michigan and Georgia.
Colin approaches each design with a sense of humility. He understands that as designers, we are not here to impress ourselves or a singular agenda upon any given place, but rather to help create a balance between the built environment and the natural world. Colin believes that there is a deeper level of questioning that we must explore as landscape architects; this lands at the crossroads of land development, preservation and restoration. New to South Florida, Colin enjoys spending his weekends surfing and fly fishing. He is also looking forward to spending time exploring the rich biodiversity that the Florida Keys and Everglades have to offer.