Coffman Studio



Jim Coffman, founder

James Coffman, ASLA, is a registered Arizona and Arkansas landscape architect whose experience mixes 30+ years of private and public sector planning and landscape architecture work with 10+ years of teaching at Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas. 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 American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter and the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (AzASLA). Two of James’ custom residential designs: the Pond House and the Colony House received the highest award for residential design from AzASLA in 2008 and 2014. The AzASLA also recognized him as the 2012 Arizona Landscape Architect of the Year, and the 2014 Educator of the Year. He is the AzASLA’s past-Trustee and past-President. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and Administration from Indiana University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Ball State University.


Justin Azevedo, director of landscape architecture & planning

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 in construction and management helps to bring a grounded approach to his designs and hands-on ability to understand and solve issues throughout the design process and construction. His work experience includes residential design, cost estimation, path+trail planning, construction documents, website design/build along with other skills. Justin is currently teaching a design studio at Arizona State University, contributing to the firm’s commitment to education and continual learning in the ever-changing design field.


Tanner Christensen, landscape designer & planner

Tanner is an extremely motivated and talented individual with a passion for landscape architecture and all forms of design. He maintains a close relationship with The Design School at Arizona State University where he attained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture in 2016. Tanner has worked on a wide array of projects varying from long-range public planning, commercial design, multifamily housing, park plans, historical preservation, and residential projects. This experience in scale contributes to the firm’s continued success in thoughtful design.