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JAMES DOUGLAS


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JAMES DOUGLAS


JAMES OGBURN DOUGLAS


PARTNER, RLA, ASLA

AT THE OFFICE: Jim Douglas co-founded Hodgson Douglas in 1985 with a vision of creating a Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design firm focused on the production of excellent design and personal service in a demanding field. For over 28 years, Jim has led the firm in many exciting and innovative design projects. Jim is passionate about creating beautiful and functional spaces that meet the goals of the client and inspire the end user.  Jim’s primary design emphasis has been Campus Planning and Urban Design. Jim is an active member of the Middle Tennessee design community, having served as President of the Board for the Nashville Civic Design Center, Friends of Warner Parks Advisory Board, Metro Nashville Arts Commission - Public Art Committee, Nashville Tree Foundation Board and Green Hills YMCA Board.   

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE: Jim is an avid road cyclist, loves hiking, traveling, and never misses an “Anaconda” movie marathon.

EDUCATION

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Master of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, 1978. 

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1976 (Magna Cum Laude) 

Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1971-1973.

REGISTRATION

Landscape Architect:  TN Lic. #387;
Landscape Architect:  KY Lic. #848

MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Landscape Architects
Friends of Warner Park Advisory Board of Directors 1988-present
Nashville Civic Design Center, President of the Board 2007-2010
Nashville Civic Design Center Member
Green Hills/Nashville YMCA Board of Directors 2013-present
Downtown Partnership, Committee Chair 1998
Metro Nashville Arts Commission - Public Art Committee, Board Member 2006-2010
Nashville Tree Foundation, Board Member – 2012-present

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JOE HODGSON


JOE HODGSON


JOE M. HODGSON


PARTNER, RLA, ASLA

AT THE OFFICE: Joe Hodgson has been in practice for 40 years focusing on planning, landscape architecture and urban design. Much of that work has been here in the Middle Tennessee Region, including University of the South, numerous projects at Montgomery Bell Academy, as well as the Capital Hill Master Plan, 2525 West End, The Frist Center, AT&T Building, The Chattanoogan, Belmont University and numerous other streetscapes, educational institutions and parks.  

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE: Joe loves spending time with his family in his cabin on the plateau, woodworking, and gardening.

EDUCATION

University of Georgia, Athens, GA
School of Environmental Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1975 (Cum Laude)

REGISTRATION

Landscape Architect:  TN License #263
C.L.A.R.B. certified (Council Record 11736)

MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Landscape Architects
Board Member - Oak Hill School 1996-2000
Oak Hill School Vice Chair - Building Committee - 1999-2000
City of Oak Hill Planning Commission 2011-2014
Land Trust for Tennessee: Glen Leven Committee

AWARDS

ULI Excellence in Development - Franklin Police Headquarters - 2011
TN ASLA Merit Award - Tennessee Tower Green Roof Plaza - 2012
Merit Award from the TN Chapter of ASLA for 1700 Midtown, Nashville, TN  2013

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RICHARD JONES


RICHARD JONES


RICHARD G. JONES III


PARTNER, RLA, ASLA, LEEP AP

AT THE OFFICE: Richie Jones joined Hodgson Douglas in 2003 and has since become an integral part of the design and leadership team of the firm. In 2012, Richie became a Partner and the firm and continues to grow as a leader in the design community of Middle Tennessee.  He has led high profile projects including the William Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Green Roof and Plaza, Middle Tennessee State University Student Union Quadrangle, AMP Bus Rapid Transit Streetscape and Urban Design, Werthan Mills Redevelopment Master Plan, as well as many others.  He remains involved in the community as an advisory board member of Transit Now Nashville and a Board Member of Friends of Shelby Park, as well as a member of ULI Nashville, the Nashville Civic Design Forum and the Rotary Club of Nashville.  

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE: Richie most enjoys spending time with his wife Angie and young son, Gil.  He also enjoys sketching, music (specifically his annual trek to Raleigh for The Hopscotch Music Festival), and losing golf balls.

EDUCATION

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
School of Environmental Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honors, 2002 (Magna Cum Laude)

REGISTRATION

Landscape Architect:  TN Lic. #865
LEED AP

MEMBERSHIPS

Friends of Shelby Park Board Member
Urban Design Forum
Rotary Club of Nashville
East End United Methodist Church

AWARDS

ULI Excellence in Development - Franklin Police Headquarters - 2011
TN ASLA Merit Award - Tennessee Tower Green Roof Plaza - 2012
Merit Award from the TN Chapter of ASLA for 1700 Midtown, Nashville, TN2013

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CHRIS BARKLEY


CHRIS BARKLEY


CHRIS BARKLEY


ASSOCIATE, RLA, LEED AP

AT THE OFFICE: Chris Barkley joined Hodgson Douglas in 2012 and has since become an integral part of the design and management team within the firm. Chris is responsible for coordinating the team's daily work efforts, building client relationships, managing consultants, and implementation of plans and construction. A strong work ethic and unique mix of design talent, management and organization skills make him a key asset to each project team. Chris believes in the power of design and that great design infuses our built environment with nature, art, and technology in a way that encourages human interaction and creates a better quality of life for all.  

Chris brings extensive experience working on corporate, institutional, mixed-use, urban design and parks projects throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia. Projects of note are Centennial Park, Gulch Crossing, Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building, AMP Bus Rapid Transit, and Bellevue Library.

Prior to joining Hodgson Douglas, Chris was involved with Two Arts Plaza, Savoye Squared, Glory Park, Pearl River New Town and Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi during his tenure at MESA Design Group and Rockwall Heritage Park (2012 Texas ASLA Merit Award Recipient) and Scenic Point Park during his tenure at la terra studio. 

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE: Chris enjoys spending time with the three leading ladies in his life; his wife, Kearra and his two beautiful daughters Harper and Amelia. When not chasing kids, Chris can be found avidly following his beloved Kentucky Wildcats. 

EDUCATION

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
College of Agriculture 
Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture with Honors, 2006 (Cum Laude)

REGISTRATION

TN License #1019
C.L.A.R.B. Certified
LEED AP

AWARDS

Metro Tree Advisory Committee’s George Cate Award – Bellevue Library, 2015
TXALSA Merit Award - Rockwall Heritage Park, 2012
TXASLA Communications Merit Award - (Park)ing Day, 2011

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TJ ELIASON


TJ ELIASON


TJ ELIASON


LANDSCAPE DESIGNER, ASLA, LEEP AP

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