Joanna Pertz

Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture
Joanna Pertz
Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture
68 Jay Street
Suite 820
Brooklyn, NY 11201
646-498-5669   (Office)
718-797-1106    (Mobile)

Certified WBE,
Licenced and NYS Registered Landscape Architect

JOANNA PERTZ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Principal + Founder 2003 – Present

As Founder and Principal of JPLA, Joanna extends her unique design vision and commitment to sustainability to all aspects of the firm’s work. She is dedicated to cultivating a practice and creating landscapes that have a positive impact on communities and the built and natural environment.

Joanna’s designs are born through a passion for drawing, movement, and space. Through the design of landscapes, she aims to bring the natural world into focus, and to create a sense of place for the people who inhabit them.

With a background in the arts and over 25 years of professional practice, Joanna has built a practice with a conceptual and technical rigor that delivers innovative and impactful designs. JPLA’s landscapes are economically valuable, ecologically sustainable and increase the quality of life and health in their communities.

Joanna leads JPLA’s talented team of design professionals with an emphasis on collaboration to cultivate new ideas and mastery of the work. JPLA’s approach to each project involves advancing the clients’ vision, site-specific analysis, and conceptual exploration. Wherever possible, we aim to optimize sustainability credits and incorporate storm water management and green infrastructure Best Management Practices.

Joanna understands a successful landscape is one that thrives over time. JPLA provides clients with both high-level landscape architectural design services and long-term horticultural support. A consultative branch of JPLA offers Maintenance Oversight Services and Ecological Stewardship which sustains relationships with clients and projects after construction.

Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture (JPLA) is an award-winning practice that brings together refined design and environmental expertise to create timeless landscapes that enrich the ecological and social health of our communities.

JPLA has over twenty five years of experience designing and building landscapes in New York City and beyond. Our clients include Architects, Developers, City Agencies, Healthcare Providers, Educational Institutions, and Non-profit Organizations. Our portfolio of work includes a range of scales and project types including multi-family, affordable and senior housing developments, playgrounds, schools, hospitals and healthcare campuses, waterfront parks, roof terraces, and private gardens.

As a practice, JPLA fulfills a unique niche in providing both high-level landscape architectural design services and long- term horticultural support. This combination bridges design and operations which provides invaluable benefits to our clients’ projects, sustaining them and help them grow over time.

OUR PROCESS JPLA brings to each project a facility with the tools of conceptual design, technical construction, innovative thinking, and attention to detail. Through a thoughtful design process, JPLA responds to the specific character of the adjacent buildings, the site’s micro-climate, and natural and cultural surroundings to develop an understanding of the project’s unique context. As a small practice, our methodology is lean and efficient, and our attention to communication and coordination ensures that projects stay on schedule and budget. Our top priority is to translate our client’s vision into a successful and sustainable design.

OUR PHILOSOPHY We are committed to placemaking and motivated by a passion for plants and the materials of landscape. We aim to create connections between people, nature, and place. Beyond the duration of each project, we aim to cultivate stewardship to ensure that our designed landscapes are mutually beneficial for plants, animals and people.

JPLA is proud to be a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) with certifications in New York City and New York State.