Services 2018-01-18T21:00:29+00:00


MZLA is a full-service landscape architecture firm providing the following services: Landscape architectural design services – from concept to final design:

  • Planting design

  • Irrigation design

  • Vegetated stormwater solutions

  • ADA compliance

  • Cost estimation

  • Construction drawings and specifications

  • Public involvement

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Master plans and reports

  • Site plans

  • Project management

  • Construction observation

“MZLA’s approach is fresh, yet seasoned with an emphasis on quality and delivery. As a firm new to TriMet projects, MZLA quickly adapted to the often unusual requirements of transportation projects. The scope of this work was challenging, Marianne Zarkin met the challenge and brought vitality to the design with her extensive knowledge of plant material.”

Elizabeth Higgins (Crane), RLA , West Segment Urban Design Lead, PMLR Project | TriMet

“Marianne became a key member of the PMLR-West urban design team, learned how to be a driving force in design and issue resolution and added levity and great chemistry to the whole project team. She earned the trust of all the task leads and the client group and has become a preferred landscape architect for CH2M HILL’s Portland Transportation business group.”

James McGrath , Urban Design Task | CH2M HILL

“I found both you and your staff to be extremely capable and knowledgeable and very helpful in maintaining the project schedule, timeline and budget. Your staff commitment to the project was refreshing and I’m grateful for your willingness to stand behind your product. I think this speaks to your company’s integrity and values which is to provide your clients with a final product that exceeds expectations.”

Travis Ruybal, RLA,, Capital Project Manager III | Portland Parks & Recreation