Jenny Qualls was born and raised in Denton, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University, much to the chagrin of her parents, who were both professors at The University of North Texas. During her time at Texas A&M, Jenny studied landscape architecture with a minor in urban planning and graduated cum laude. She was invited to be a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the TAMU Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, of which she is the current Chairman.
After a semester of study and travel across much of Europe, Jenny and her husband settled in Houston, Texas. For the past seven years, Jenny has practiced landscape architecture in Houston with projects varying in scale from 1/2-acre urban plazas to 100+ acre mixed-use developments and community parks. Most notably, Jenny was a key designer for the recently awarded Josey Lakes Park in Bridgeland, Texas which won the 2019 Texas ASLA Design Excellence Award.
Above all, Jenny’s passion lies in creating inspiring and functional public spaces that promote social equity, inclusion, and human and environmental health. Her ability to listen, communicate, and innovate has led her to the successful completion of multiple projects across Texas and abroad. In her free time, Jenny has enjoyed exploring her new city with her husband, Kendall, and daughter, Kennedy.