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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 Sandra Clinton and 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.

President

Vice President

Landscape Designer

Operations Manager

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FIRM EVOLUTION

Clinton & Associates is a nationally recognized landscape architecture firm providing professional design services to residential, commercial, and institutional clients since 1998.  Our award-winning designs are inspired by the natural environment, incorporating a variety of native materials to create beautiful, sustainable, functional, and painterly landscapes.
In 2020 Kate Ries, ASLA a long-term and valued employee, was elevated to Partnership. Together Sandra Youssef Clinton, FASLA and Kate Ries formed and are co-leading the new design studio CLINTON+RIES Landscape Architects. Under dual leadership, and through fully aligned goals and values, Clinton+Ries Landscape Architects is building upon our 22-year legacy and reputation by providing a beautiful coalescence of landscape architecture, art, and horticultural services.
 

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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