Lifescapes International

Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs Retires After Decades of Service to our Firm

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Dear Valued Clients, Partners, and Friends,

After many years of dedicated service and leadership, our partner and President, Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, has decided to retire from her position at the end of the year, and over the next couple of months will be transitioning out to step back and spend more time with her family.  We, at Lifescapes, want to take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude to Julie for her outstanding contributions to our firm. Her legacy will always be remembered and respected, and we wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement.

Julie has spent 42 years with the firm and has been an integral part of our firm’s success, contributing her vision, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence. With her help, we have achieved remarkable milestones, delivered outstanding and iconic projects, and established a strong reputation for innovative landscape design.

She has been active in a variety of professional and charitable organizations, including Urban Land Institute, and was co-founder of HomeAid America. Throughout her career, she has been recognized many times for her professional achievements, including Orange County Businesswoman of the Year, Soroptimist International Woman of Distinction Award and the B.J. Stewart Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Involvement. She will continue her commitment and passion for helping others achieve their own success by sharing her own, as well as remaining a mentor to our team moving forward.

For many decades, she has worked side by side with the other Executive Senior Principals Dan Trust, Roger Voettiner, and Andrew Kreft, effectively continuing the commitment to excellence established by Lifescapes’ Founders and Julie’s parents, Don and Barbara Brinkerhoff. Dan, Roger, and Andy will continue to guide the team forward seamlessly, to create new and innovative destinations for generations. These leaders have been instrumental in our success and are committed to upholding the values and principles that have guided our firm for more than 65 years. Furthermore, our firm is built on a foundation of talented, dedicated, and experienced professionals who will be leading our firm into the future.

We are confident that this transition will be smooth and that our clients and partners will continue to receive the same high-quality service, reliability, and innovative design that you have come to expect from us. Our commitment to design excellence and client satisfaction remains unwavering. Your projects will continue to receive the same level of care, attention, and creativity for which Lifescapes is known.

We look forward to continuing to work with you and are confident that this transition marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our landscape architecture firm. Thank you for your continued trust and support.

Join us in wishing Julie a wonderful retirement and all the best in her future endeavors!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and we will be happy to assist you.


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