Carla Ellern Landscape Architecture, LLC, has been working with its clients to craft innovative and environmentally sensitive design solutions since 2007. We are dedicated to creating meaningful places that engage the local ecology and culture while enriching our clients’ daily lives through affordable and finely detailed design. We work on urban and suburban sites, with clients who include homeowners, public and private schools, and religious institutions. Our projects range in scope from public school landscape planning to rooftop designs and residential gardens.

Carla received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University after graduating cum laude with a BA in Design of the Environment from the University of Pennsylvania. As a graduate student at Harvard she was awarded the Janet Darling Webel Prize for excellence in design and the Charles Elliot Travelling Fellowship.

A licensed landscape architect, Carla has taught at the George Washington University Center for Continuing Education and frequently serves as an expert “juror” for architecture and landscape planning classes at the University of Maryland.

Through LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Carla was certified as an expert in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and environmental quality. She has worked with Montgomery County to assess the fitness of residential properties for the county’s “Rainscapes” program, which supports design innovations that safeguard the Chesapeake Bay. Carla’s experience includes the design and construction of new towns, public parks, playgrounds and numerous private residences in the Washington, DC, area.