Jason Brownlee, ASLA, SWD
Throughout his life and professional career, Jason Brownlee, founder and president of J.Brownlee Design, has enjoyed a love for the intricate and majestic beauty of nature, and has been able to captivate the colors, textures, and characteristics of its natural materials into a vision for outdoor spaces – whether natural or contrived. As a teen, Jason would spend hours outdoors, sketching and mentally discerning the order and structure of God’s natural handiwork. This natural curiosity blended with an intense love of water, expressed through his involvement in recreational watersports, teen employment as lifeguard and swim instructor, and as competitive swimmer.
Jason graduated from Mississippi State University in 1998 with a professional degree in Landscape Architecture, and began his career in the professional practice arena at large design and development firms. He discovered, however, that his true love and interests were not in the large-scale planning projects, but in the relationships built with residential clients where the creativity, detailed design ideas, and “personal touch” were allowed to flow. After achieving professional licensure in 2002, Jason started his own design firm, J.Brownlee Design, to pursue these professional interests. His immediate success filled a “niche” in a residential market starved for creative design, and led to a contracting arm tasked with building his unique designs. By 2012, the growth of the contracting side of the company had consumed so much of Jason’s time and efforts, and was unable to keep pace with the scope and scale of the design projects that were coming his way. In an epiphany moment, he made the conscious decision to release the contracting segment of his career to focus his time, energy, and passion into his true love – creative design. After relocating to the vibrant Nashville, Tennessee area in 2014, Jason has been serving his residential clients across the region and country with creative design concepts based on a unique perspective that seeks the best solution to fit his client’s lifestyle, home style, and property.
Personally, Jason has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer Brownlee, for 18 years. She is an interior designer, and collaborates with Jason on projects that involve interior elements – from poolhouse to home addition projects. Together they have four children (Morgan- 14, Blake-12, Alexa-9, and Taylor-2). They enjoy this crazy stage of life together by spending time as a family on the lake in the summer.