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Leading Columbus Landscape Architect


Sue Jacobs Grant, ASLA, RLA

Every good design begins with a vision and it is exciting to discover this vision and be inspired by it. I work closely with you in a personalized design process to find your property's hidden potential.

Over a 30-year career, I have loved working in every scale of design, including custom residential design, site planning of parks, urban spaces, commercial and corporate work, and housing developments. Each design begins with a discussion with the client and a careful evaluation of the site. The needed plan might be for an entire property or just a part of it.

I grew up in Columbus and graduated from The Ohio State University. After practicing landscape architecture on both coasts and a bit in the middle, I returned to Columbus where I have thoroughly enjoyed having my own landscape architectural practice.

Feel free to reach out to me, I would love to hear from you!

American Society of Landscape Architects
Best of Houzz 2021 - Design
Best of Houzz 2021 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2020 - Design
Best of Houzz 2020 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2018 - Design
Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Design
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2016 - Design
Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2015 - Design
Best of Houzz 2014 - Client Satisfaction
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Sue is an amazing landscape architect to work with. From the moment she stepped onto our property and started talking about ideas, we knew she was the right person for our home! She also offers the service of working with the contractors in the bidding process, which was a very nice thing to not have to deal with. I highly recommend Sue for your landscape project.Read More

Sue helped us design an outdoor kitchen area. We were struggling with an area against the back of our house and wanted to improve its looks, but keep it functional. She came up with a beautiful design that we absolutely love and would never have thought of ourselves! It's both functional and beautiful and fits the space perfectly. We are still currently in the process of building the outdoor area, so we cannot provide any pictures at this time. Sue spent a lot of time with us at the initial consult and listened to all of our needs. We were impressed with her presentation of ideas and she hit the mark perfectly! She talks through her ideas and listens to input and makes changes accordingly. She is also conscientious of costs and presents ideas that are within your budget. We truly enjoyed working with Sue and would recommend her to anyone for any outdoor project!Read More

Sue was fabulous!!! She incorporated our feedback with her creativity! We wanted a mix of low maintenance and bird friendly plants. She created a unique design. She went above and beyond our expectations. We would definitely use her again!Read More

Sue was fantastic. We have a small home in the suburbs. Sue helped us to create a space that will meet our short and long term needs. We were impressed with her realism and the pricing made sense to us. Our site was quite unique die to the small size and the desire to have a low maintenance and lush yard that attracts birds and butterflies. Our request was also unique because we wanted a plan that had multi year phasing to manage time and money because I plan to do the work myself. In the end we have a complete plan for a wonderful project that is already brining us joy.Read More

Sue is professional, personal, and thorough! Her passion for outdoor space shows in her planning. Her vision to make the plans unique to our space and style was very special.Read More

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We hired Sue to prepare a master plan for our newly renovated home. During the initial meeting we met with Sue as a couple and walked the property to discuss our "dream". She was very receptive to our ideas. The plan was to include multiple living areas including a front walk/patio, secret garden, sunken fire pit and an outdoor kitchen. During plan development she encouraged us to share photos from online sources to help guide the process. Our meetings with Sue were very collaborative and fun. She listened, asked guiding questions and helped us realize everything we were hoping for. We told her that we wanted something special, different than the norm, and that is exactly what we got. We implemented phase one of the master plan, the front walk/patio and planting, this fall, and it has exceeded our expectations. It is perfect, it complements our home’s architecture and style and incorporates our favorite landscape plants and materials. All our neighbors have commented that the hardscape and softscape are beautiful. My only problem is that I don’t have more projects to work with Sue on! My husband and I highly recommend Sue. She is talented, professional and creative.Read More

We knew we wanted to make some changes to our landscaping and hardscaping, and after several years of brainstorming on our own, looking at Pinterest and home/garden websites we finally realized the project was simply out of our scope and we needed to call in an expert. Sue of Jacobs Grant Design was incredible to work with! She has a brilliant mind and was able to balance the look/feel we want with how much time/investment we have to spend on upkeep and maintenance. Her knowledge, vision and aesthetic are outstanding and she helped us reconfigure our hardscaping to make the space much more functional, but keep the overall look and feel that we wanted. She was very upfront about the cost of the project, delivered plans on time and within the budget she initially set with us. When it came time to interview contractors to do the work, they all talked about how much they like working with her as well. We have already recommended her work to several of our friends and look forward to future projects with Sue!Read More

Sue with Jacobs Grant Design did a fantastic job helping us to re-design our front yard, front porch, and side yard spaces. She met with my wife and I, listened to what we did not like about the space as designed today, and came up with a very thoughtful design that incorporated all aspects that were important to us (and then some). She was accommodating in that we were not fully committed to doing all of the work at once in helping us to design a plan that could be implemented in phases that prevented re-work. After working through the design we ended up implementing the entire plan. Sue was also very helpful in selecting a contractor to do the work. She provided contractors at several different price points and provided guidance to us on what she felt the price trade-offs would be. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone looking for help in designing an exterior space. Great creative mind with a strong eye toward designing projects that will work for people while staying within budget.Read More

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