Experienced landscape architect with extensive Bay Area design, project management, and construction experience across a wide range of client and project types. Sarah has been a practicing licensed landscape architect since 2001. Her skill at integrating and communicating ideas clearly and accurately also finds expression in teaching and speaking about technical issues at many undergraduate and graduate design institutions.
She also teaches the Preparatory Course for the Landscape Architectural Registration Exam, which was developed by Ray Freeman and passed on to her in 2019. These courses cover the four sections of the Landscape Architectural Registration Exam, with each section review offered several times a year about a month before the exam is offered. The courses are divided into three parts: Sections 1 and 2, Section 3, and Section 4, with each taking place over a weekend from our virtual classroom based in Berkeley, CA.
ABOUT SARAH GRONQUIST
Sarah is an Associate Principal at PlaceWorks, where she mentors and oversees the Landscape Architecture division within the Berkeley office. She is the design lead, initial point of contact, and Principal of Record for landscape architectural projects throughout the state of California.
As an instructor, Sarah has developed college-level course content for many Bay Area institutions and has lectured on technical issues related to grading, construction detailing, and stormwater management. She has also taught planting design studios, professional practice, and business courses for landscape designers and contractors.
She was an early adopter of the BayFriendly Rating System in 2009, and now serves on the Board of Directors for ReScape California, a non-profit organization that educates about and advocates for a whole-systems approach to landscaping that works in harmony with the natural world and addresses the changing environment. Ms Gronquist is a qualified ReScape Rater.