Jim Neri is a California licensed landscape architect and in 1997 founded NLA, a San Diego-based landscape architecture firm. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture while at Cal Poly, Pomona. His work on civic projects and zoological gardens has garnered several awards and earned him a reputation for design excellence. Jim is a past member of the San Diego Public Art Committee and Mayor’s Tree Advisory Board, a current member of Friends of Windansea Beach, and a Founding Circle Donor and Member of the San Diego Parks Foundation.

Why I Joined SDPF

As a landscape architect I practice the art of shaping place identity and joined the San Diego Parks Foundation as a natural extension of my commitment to the profession, with an aim to provide universal access to our public parks and places. By facilitating park design workshops I have worked with community groups throughout San Diego and know first-hand the passion our citizens have for public space. My goal is to serve on the San Diego Parks Foundation to see that passion fulfilled.