Raymond Jungles, Inc. (RJI) is a dynamic, creative and ecologically sensitive landscape architecture firm practicing from its studio on the banks of the Miami River just west of downtown Miami. The firm has maintained a South Florida and international presence since 1981, completing a variety of award-winning projects of different complexities in the intervening 31 years. RJI has created gardens in eleven countries including Antigua, Anguilla, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and St. Kitts and Nevis.
Our gardens are expressive of their region and the time in which they were created. We endeavor to provide as much supportive habitat on each project, as is appropriate, to put back some of what has been lost to the local and migratory fauna. The recurring comment, “it looks like it has always been here,” is a direct result of our goal to strive for timelessness and beauty. The initial focus is on the experiences that the spaces we conceive will ultimately provide. Through sound ecological practices, we ensure that the spaces will be as inspirational as possible. They will educate one on the benefits of human coexistence with the natural world.
Aesthetically, we compose gardens to entice participation and soothe the psyche. Garden design is an art form, and art should elevate the human spirit. All of our designs begin with defining spatial possibilities and experiences. Poetic interpretation, “what should it be” not “what could it be?” informs our process. Bringing people closer to nature, creating space that is inspirational, advancing curiosity, knowledge and appreciation of the relationships between people, nature and art are our goals.
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