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.

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.

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.