American landscape architect, Raymond Jungles is also the founder of Raymond Jungles Inc. in Miami, Florida.
Jungles primarily focuses on private gardens and resort hotels in Florida and the Caribbean region. The American Society of Landscape Architects has honored Jungles with thirty-five design awards and the University of Florida named him its Most Distinguished Alumni in 2000.
Raymond Jungles’s work has been celebrated with numerous awards including two National awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Sky Garden and Island Modern residential gardens. He is also a recipient of forty-eight design awards from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, including sixteen Awards of Excellence and six Frederic B. Stressau Awards.
Raymond Jungles leads all of RJI’s projects, from their conceptual onset to final completion., and enjoys mentoring his staff and passionately promoting the profession of Landscape Architecture and the appreciation of natural environments and gardens.
He lectures domestically and internationally at a diverse array of institutions and universities on the subject of his work and on the work and influences of Roberto Burle Marx, whom he has acknowledged as his mentor.
Raymond Jungles credits the time spent in the presence of Burle Marx or the ‘master modernist’ had a defining impact on his life’s trajectory. Widely published, his three monographs; Ten Landscapes, The Colors of Nature, and most recently, The Cultivated Wild, feature more than fifty of his completed gardens.