Sarah Geurtz, PLA

Landscape Architect

Experience

Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Horticulture
Sarah holds a professional Landscape Architecture license in the state of Arkansas and a degree in both Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. With her Landscape Architecture degree, Sarah worked for 4 years as a Planner for Washington County, Arkansas. Through her experience as a Planner, Sarah brings valuable knowledge about government review processes, interpreting code, and project review. During her years as a Planner, Sarah was responsible for a wide range of project types which she took from submittal through project completion. She regularly presented her projects to the Planning Board.She handles project management, landscape architecture, and overall project coordination and her experiences range from subdivision design, commercial site design, landscape architecture, Arkansas-native plant design, bid documents, Planning, and enforcement of city ordinances.

Horticulture & Natives
Sarah also brings her horticultural knowledge of Arkansas-native woody and herbaceous plants to projects in the form of site-specific plant selections. Her background in horticulture and in Arkansas native flora allows her to design with plant selections that adapt well to the local climate and that thrive in the various soil and drainage conditions specific to each site.

In addition, Sarah brings an artistic background in hand-drawn and computer-generated illustrations.

Education:
B.S. Landscape Architecture, Cum Laude, 2010
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

B.S. Turf and Landscape Horticulture, 2001
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Registrations:
Registered Landscape Architect, Arkansas license no. 9831
Certified Floodplain Manager, Arkansas #AR12-00255Professional Affiliations and Awards:
ASLA Service Award – Treasurer – 2013

Project Experience:Turtle Creek at Midway, OK
The Ivey’s Subdivision, Rogers, AR
Faith Christian Church landscape plan, Bentonville, AR
The Groves Neighborhood, Rogers, AR
Northwest Technical Institute (NTI) parking lot, Springdale, AR
Primrose Retirement Center, Rogers, AR
MS4 Administration
Hazardous Household Waste Building Educational Rain Garden – Washington County, AR
Operations and Maintenance Building Landscape Design – Washington County, ARPast Experience:
Washington County, Arkansas Planner