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Glen Gate’s Brandon Jones named a top “5 under 40” Landscape Designer by New England Home.

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New England Home is thrilled to present the fifth annual “5 Under 40” awards, celebrating our region’s finest emerging talent in residential design. The honorees—all of whom are under the age of forty—were nominated by their peers and then selected by a committee of local design leaders.

Picked for their early promise, “5 Under 40” honorees over the years have, unsurprisingly, continued to achieve on both a regional and national scale. Google 2010 architectural winner Stephanie Horowitz, and you’ll find her TEDxBeaconStreet talk on living an “Ultra Low Energy Lifestyle.” Interior designer Rachel Reider has been featured in the pages of many national publications for her wonderfully chic residential and hotel designs. Furnishings from Rhode Island furniture makers Asher Dunn, Sara Ossana, and Jonathan Glatt have made a splash at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and have landed in beautiful homes across the country. We could go on and on, but needless to say these winners have lived up to their reputations!

A committee of professionals representing diverse facets of the New England design community—Sally Weston of Sally Weston Associates; Jill Litner Kaplan of Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors; Eric Portnoy and Brent Refsland of Room 68; Michael Blier of Landworks Studio; and Kyle Hoepner, editor-in-chief of New England Home—chose the “5 Under 40” winners for 2014.

Like their predecessors, each of this year’s honorees has designed a rug that has been produced by the custom weavers of presenting sponsor Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting. These one-of-a-kind works of art will be auctioned off on September 11, 2014, at a special awards ceremony and cocktail party in downtown Boston. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based charity Barakat, an organization that provides educational opportunities to women and girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

This year we celebrate a particular milestone with the completion of twenty-five rugs and more than $40,000 raised for the charity since the “5 Under 40” program began in 2010.

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J. Brandon Jones was working on the construction side of the landscape business, thinking he was on his chosen career path, when a fortuitous relationship with the renowned landscape architect and professor Grant Reid opened his eyes to the creative process of landscape design. It was then that he realized he could weave his creative interests with his construction background to work in landscape architecture.

Working at Glen Gate for the past eleven years has been instrumental to the evolution of Jones’s work. The philosophy at the Greenwich, Connecticut, company is to bring people in
and give them room to grow.

“The emphasis is on creating great design, not on the bottom line,” Jones says. “So we are always putting out the best work we can. This philosophy has naturally led to business growth and to more-interesting and larger-scope projects. Our clients are often leaders in their fields, and they expect us to be the best in ours.” The result is a collaboration between landscape architect and client that pushes the boundaries and strives for excellence.

Jones’s quest for the best has not gone unnoticed. In addition to being a “5 Under 40” winner, he was the recipient of the prestigious International Designer of the Year award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers in 2012.

While Jones’s landscape designs may be complex, the subject matter for the rug he created for the “5 Under 40” auction is simple. It is his interpretation of the bark of a birch tree. The tree is one that has true appeal to Jones because it brings beauty to the landscape 365 days a year.


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Creating one of a kind pools

Published in the Greenwich Times.

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atHome feature story

atHome magazine sat down with Brandon Jones for some expert advice about Landscape Design. Read the 10 questions they asked Brandon.

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Garden Envy: Glen Gate designs landscapes to die for

Published in Ridgefield Magazine. Click here to read the article.

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The Wilton Bulletin profiles Brandon Jones

The Wilton Bulletin interviews Brandon Jones after being named one of the top 5 Landscape Designers under 40 by New England Home.

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