Miami landscape architect Jonathan Seymour dies at 94
It’s safe to say South Florida would have a very different look if Jonathan Seymour had never worked his magic on it.
The landscape architect created buildings and outdoor spaces that became some of the area’s most iconic — and beautiful — images: The Country Club of Miami, Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile, the University of Miami Student Union, the Dade County Jail and Criminal Courts building and a large portion of the Julia Tuttle Causeway are just a few highlights of his portfolio.
Seymour died at his home in Jacksonville Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, just 10 days after celebrating his 94th birthday. He had congestive heart failure and was receiving hospice care.
He lived in Miami from 1948 until 1992 with his wife, Elizabeth, who is an artist and also worked as his office manager for more than 40 years.