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Joseph James is an award-winning landscape architect, an educator, and the founder of
Eponymous Practice, the studio collaborating with Thrive Outside on the design of the
outdoor spaces at the Tiverton Library.
After relocating to Bristol during the pandemic, Joe quickly became involved with Thrive
Outside, where he was drawn to the outdoor activities and the mission of connecting to
the natural world. His professional interests revolve around landscape architecture,
outreach, and storytelling.In addition to running the practice, he currently teaches at
RISD in the Landscape Architecture Department and serves as Chair of the Boston
Society of Landscape Architecture’s K-12 Committee where he develops programs to
introduce kids to landscape architecture. Joe is a recipient of the Landscape
Architecture Foundation’s Fellowship for Leadership and Innovation where he is
developing a graphic novel to further introduce his profession to a younger, more
diverse audience and to foster awareness and advocacy for quality greenspace and a
more humane public realm.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Joe loves to hike and camp, and to experience live
music with his family and friends.
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