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JANET CHERBAK, PLA

Senior Landscape Architect, Project Director

(847) 287-7742

Janet began her career at James Martin Associates, and rejoined the team in 2020, with a personal mission to create customized retreats that are aesthetically pleasing and sustainably managed.

Janet graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois. In college and early in her career Janet sought out unique landscapes and experiences. From hunting for lithic sites atop eskers in Alaska to studying under John Brookes in Durham, UK, Janet has a well-rounded design background.

While Janet’s life experiences enrich her work, she maintains that hearing clients’ needs is the most critical part of creating each new environment.

Janet has seventeen years of experience designing and managing park facility construction projects, including natural area restoration projects, playgrounds, sport fields and multi-use trail systems.

Achievements include:

  • 2014 Gold Award from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association for the Chicago Park District Floral Gardens
  • 2011 National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation from the American Planning Association for the Spring Creek Greenway Master Plan
  • 2008 Outstanding Facility and Parks Award, Division IV for Renovation, Washington Park Tennis Courts

Janet has two grown children and lives in Schaumburg. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cross country skiing, painting watercolors and designing embroidered songbird ornaments.

Please call Janet to schedule your appointment. If you have any questions prior to your appointment, please contact Janet directly.