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Jason Kentner

Associate Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture, Jason Kentner combines his academic teaching with an active design practice as principal of IMPLEMENT. Since 2013 the firm has been involved in a diverse range of projects for both public and private clients including Pizzuti Collection Sculpture Garden (Columbus, OH), Silo City (Buffalo, NY), Ohio Leatherworks Trail (Girard, OH),  Vacant to Vibrant Pilot Projects (Gary, Cleveland, & Buffalo), and City of Columbus Library (Whitehall Branch Location).  Some of his most recent projects include: Baltimore Farm Crib House (Fall/Winter Issue of DWELL), Olentangy River Vision Plan, Kilbourne Main Street & Vision Plan, Ravenna Downtown District Plan, and Maple Grove Cemetery Master Plan.

Originally from Northeast Ohio, Jason received his BLA from The Pennsylvania State University and his MLA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His early professional work with the landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand Associates of Watertown MA, involved site design and master planning projects for a variety of private and institutional clients including: Brandeis University, Harvard University, Bennington College, The First Church of Christ Scientists, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, The Arnold Arboretum, and Mount Auburn Cemetery.

An active participant in university service and leadership Jason has served as the Graduate Studies Chair in the Landscape Architecture Section. Additionally, he has served on the Univeristy Design Review Board and Chaired the University Senate Committee on Physical Environment (2018-2020). An active community volunteer, Jason has also served as President of The Friends of Goodale Park since 2012.

Expertise

Site Planning & Design

Stormwater Managment & Conservation

Strategic Planning & Advocacy

Community Outreach & Engagement

Landscape Materials & Detailing