James "Jim" Coffman

President with Coffman Studio Landscape Architecture + Planning


Jim Coffman is a registered Arizona and Arkansas landscape architect whose experience mixes 30+ years of environmentally conscious and sustainable, public, and private-sector work with over 13 years of teaching at Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas. Jim has completed over a dozen pedestrian and bicycle master plans in the southwest, and that work and his interest in active transportation caused him to be create and teach for the 4th time, an elective class in University of Arkansas’ Department of Landscape Architecture: Walk, Bike, Link: Active Transportation and Placemaking. The Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) honored Jim with the 2012 AZ Landscape Architect of the Year and the 2014 Educator of the Year. He is their Past-President and Past-Trustee. He is currently the Faculty Advisor for the UArk Student ASLA Chapter and University liaison with the Arkansas Chapter of the ASLA. He has an MLA from Ball State University and a BS in Business Management and Administration from Indiana University.

Coffman Studio is a Tempe, Arizona-based landscape architecture and planning firm formed in 2004, specializing in open space, parks, recreation, multi-modal planning and design, custom residential design, and the creation of landscapes and communities that support sustainable, healthy, and inspired living. Our primary goal is the creation of a holistic connectivity between people, site, culture, and client needs. Coffman Studio’s work has been recognized through awards from Arizona Forward, the Arizona Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association, as well as being featured in Phoenix Home and Garden, Hearth and Home, and Atomic Ranch magazines, and in numerous feature articles on Houzz.com. Our public and private-sector client base results from the referrals of our satisfied clients, repeat business, and the strong reputations of the firm’s President, James Coffman, PLA and Principal, Justin Azevedo, PLA.

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