Janel Wilcox, Registered Landscape Architect


Janel Wilcox is a registered landscape architect in Flagstaff, Arizona. After graduating from Kansas State University in 1994, magna cum laude,  Janel worked for an architectural and landscape architectural firm in Boulder, Colorado.  She then worked for a mid-size landscape architectural, planning, and architectural firm in Roanoke, Virginia, concurrently earning her Regional and Community Planning degree from Virginia Tech in 2001 with commendations. Janel has practiced landscape architecture in Flagstaff since 2004, when she opened her landscape architecture office. After eight years, she joined The WLB Group, a local engineering, surveying and landscape architecture firm. Since 2016, Janel is serving as the campus landscape architect at Northern Arizona University. She no longer provides private consulting services but welcomes volunteer opportunities where she can offer her expertise to the community.

Janel’s expertise in design and native plants earned her recognition by the Flagstaff Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society. In December, 2011, one of her designs was featured in Phoenix Home & Garden magazine in an article entitled, “Weed Warriors: Dorothy and Ken Lamm Embrace Their High-Country Surroundings.” She specializes in creating beautiful, high elevation landscape havens with environmental sensitivity. Janel is a “landscape artist,” creating outdoor spaces that harmonize with their natural environment and that are as unique as each client. She incorporates sustainable design principles, including:

  • plants that thrive with little water and maintenance — yet provide outstanding color and interest,
  • rainwater harvesting,
  • reducing lawn areas,
  • vegetable gardening and composting, and
  • attracting butterflies and hummingbirds and mitigating wildlife such as deer, elk and prairie dogs.