Jessica Doig

Jessica Doig


Currently in CSU’s master gardener program

Jessica Doig is a Landscape Designer and native Coloradan, having spent her formative years in Golden, surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Jessica earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability from Colorado State University.

After College, she ventured out to Portland, OR, to pursue her career in design. There, she worked on a variety of projects, including mixed-use development and public parks. While in the Pacific Northwest, she also pursued her passion for graphic design by volunteering and working with AIGA Portland. Realizing how much she missed the beautiful Colorado sunshine, she made the decision to return to her home state.

The story of how Jessica joined Civitas is a testament to the power of networking and the unexpected connections that can arise. During a yoga class, her mother casually mentioned that Jessica was relocating back to Golden and seeking employment. One of the yoga attendees happened to be a close friend of Craig Vickers, a principal at Civitas and offered to make an introduction. Jessica seized the opportunity and met with Craig, along with two other principals, Scott Jordan and Chris Parezo. During their meeting, Jessica realized that she had previously met Scott years prior at an ASLA awards ceremony where he had served as a judge. Much to her delight, Scott remembered meeting her, and they instantly bonded. Since joining Civitas, Jessica has worked on projects, including Painted Prairie, Jones Campus, and Block 23 in Calgary.

Her passion for landscape architecture and design derives from the opportunity to connect people with the landscape. She views design as a chance to be a storyteller and reveal the depth of a site’s unique characteristics and history. The idea of people being able to be present in the spaces she creates and the impact her projects can have on people are huge motivators in her work.


“One of my professors at Colorado State University helped me recognize that the purpose of this job is to get people to pause and be present in the spaces we create. Learning about Maya Lin and her work such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was a major lightbulb moment for me as her process and approach to landscape architecture illustrated just how artistic this field could be.”


Colorado State University; Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Minor in Global Sustainability