Coffman Studio

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Jim Coffman

President

James Coffman, ASLA, is a registered Arizona landscape architect whose experience mixes 30+ years of private and public sector planning and landscape architecture work with 9+ years of teaching at Arizona State University. James is a co-author of the Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads, and Campgrounds, published in 2007.  He has been and continues as the primary trail and pedestrian planner on over a dozen community/regional master plans in Arizona garnering recognition from the Arizona Planning Association. Other multi-modal planning and design work includes a Complete Streets Guide along with designs, pedestrian design guidelines, and design and construction oversight for urban trails.  James also works with custom residential design including the Pond House that received the highest award for residential design in 2008 from the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (AzASLA). He was named the 2012 Arizona Landscape Architect of the Year from AzASLA, and Educator of the Year 2014, of which he is currently the Trustee and is a past President. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Management and Administration from Indiana University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Ball State University.

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Tanner Christensen

Landscape Designer I

Tanner is an extremely motivated and talented individual with a passion for landscape architecture and all forms of design. He completed his internship with Coffman Studio while attending Arizona State University, where he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture. While in school and since graduating Tanner has worked on a wide array or projects, varying from long range public planning, multifamily housing, park plans, historical preservation, and residential projects.

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Justin Azevedo

Principal Landscape Architect

Justin graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture program at Arizona State University (ASU) in 2014 but has already had experience with award winning projects including the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show (2013+2014), and participation in the ASU sponsored design/build competition; X-square. His background of construction and management helps to bring a grounded approach to his designs and a comfortable ease to helping in the field and understanding and overcoming obstacles. His work experience includes residential design, cost estimation, path+trail planning, construction documents, website design/build along with other skills.