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THE FIRM

OUR TEAM

Our team of designers encompasses a broad range of talents in the arts, building trades, plant sciences, horticulture, and landscape architecture. We build on collaborations with clients, consultants, and contractors and value the richness of teamwork.

C+RLA is a women-owned small business led by Kate Ries, and certified by NWOBC.  Our leadership, combined with a broad-based team of talented designers, enables us to provide our clients with a full spectrum of design and consulting services.  Through collaborative engagement with our clients, stake holders, and other professionals, C+RLA produces landscape architecture of the highest caliber.
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President

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Landscape Designer

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Founder

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Associate

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Landscape Designer

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Finance + Operations Officer

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Interested in joining our team?

FIRM EVOLUTION

Founded in 1998 by Sandra Youssef Clinton, FASLA; Clinton & Associates quickly became a nationally recognized landscape architecture firm providing professional design services to residential, commercial, and institutional clients. In 2020 Kate Ries, ASLA joined Sandra Youssef Clinton to form CLINTON+RIES Landscape Architects, PC. In 2022 Kate Ries assumed full ownership of CLINTON+RIES Landscape Architects. Sandra Youssef Clinton remains an advisor to the firm continuing to bring her design expertise and endless knowledge to enhancing and keep the firm in the forefront of the landscape architecture, planning, art, and horticultural realms.

FIRM LOCATION

HYATTSVILLE, MD
@ the intersection of Art+Culture
Only 3 miles from vibrant Washington, DC, CLINTON+RIES Landscape Architects is located in the heart of the Hyattsville Arts District - directly adjacent to Pyramid Atlantic Art Studio and Vigilante Coffee, Franklins Restaurant, and Streetcar 82 Brewing Co.  Easy access to
I-495, 3 Metro stations, and a multitude of bike and walking paths.
 

PUBLICATIONS

DC Design House
Front Entry Design, Potomac, Maryland
Maryland Chapter ASLA Merit Award
Cottages and Bungalows at Crystal Mountain 
HGTV Gorgeous Gardens
Meadow Dressed in Blooms, Stone, New Hampshire
 
Perennial Plant Association
Martin Meadow Pond, New Hampshire

FIRM FUN

AWARDS

DC Design House
Front Entry Design, Potomac, Maryland
Maryland Chapter ASLA Merit Award
Crystal Mountain Resort, Michigan
HGTV Gorgeous Gardens
Meadow Dressed in Blooms, Stone, New Hampshire
 
Perennial Plant Association
Martin Meadow Pond, New Hampshire
Maryland Chapter ASLA Honor Award
Martin Meadow Pond, New Hampshire
Maryland Chapter ASLA Honor Award
Underwood, Maryland
AIA Presidential Citation in Urban Design Award
Senate Square, Washington, DC
Maryland Chapter AIA Honor Award
Underwood, Maryland
 

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