Joseph J. Plumpe

Joseph J. Plumpe, ASLA, PLA


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Joseph J. Plumpe

Joseph founded STUDIO39 Landscape Architecture in 1993. He serves as President and Principal Landscape Architect. In this role, he is responsible for oversight of all projects from conception and coordination through the implementation of design decisions. Clients appreciate his attention to detail, ability to understand and incorporate their needs, and hands-on approach. His dedication to creating memorable spaces and developing community through design has been an integral part of STUDIO39’s success.


  • BS in Landscape Architecture from Ohio State University

Certifications & Affiliations:

  • Board Member for the Fairfax County, Virginia Architectural Review Board for Historical Sites
  • Instructor at George Washington University’s Landscape Design Certificate Program
  • Member of ULI (Urban Land Institure)
  • Member of U.S. Green Building Council

Fun Fact:
When not at work, Joseph enjoys showing his Studebaker at car shows, walking his terriers, golfing, and following his Detroit sports teams. He and his wife, Beth, participate in several charities in the DC Metro area for the disadvantaged and various animal shelter/rescue organizations.