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Steve Stranz

Work History

Kale's Nursey & Landscape Service

McNaughton's Nursery

Snipes Nursery

Lipinski Landscape Irigation Contractors, Inc.

Pillari, Inc. Landscape Architects/Contractors

Young's Landscape Management, Inc.


Bachelor of Science in Horticuture


Master of Arts in Landscape Design



Blending traditional precedents with progressive approaches, Steve interweaves art and science into inventive designs. Steve has enriched his background from Penn State University’s Horticulture program with graduate work at The Conway School of Landscape Design. Steve is licensed to practice Landscape Architecture in New Jersey and Virginia. He began his career with an up-scale design build firm, located in Princeton, NJ, where he was involved in many large-scale residential and commercial design projects. From there, Steve moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. After a couple of years in the south, Steve felt the need to return to New Jersey and more creative large-scale residential design. Steve’s professional background has a substantial focus on the technical aspects of landscape design, implementation and project construction.

Skills: Project Management

Twenty years' experience with high-volume design/build firms, demonstrating consistent record of impacting profit performance. Instrumental in administration and contributing to operational goals and personnel relations. Strengths include ability to direct complex projects from design concept to construction completion, and successful background in sales, purchasing and management.

Design Philosophy

Steve understands that while an exceptional plan can resolve many issues and predict potential conflicts, rarely will it be implemented without adaptation. To that end, his attention to detail ensures that clients receive complete professional services that minimize potential problems. The challenge is to create places that are articulate, site specific and well-crafted while remaining adaptive and open. Steve is committed to landscape design that meets real needs. He is often dissatisfied with the shallowness and omissions of most residential landscape design-"decorating with dollars" instead of addressing the needs of a particular site and its intended use. He is interested in responsive solutions rather than generic, cookie-cutter designs imposed upon the site and the client. Steve's approach to landscape design based on a vision of a project's total context and a detailed understanding of the multiple factors.


Certified Landscape Architect (#736)

The State of New Jersey

Certified Landscape Architect (#788)

The State of Virginia