Scott Brinitzer: President/Principal Designer

Scott Brinitzer, a lifelong resident of the Washington DC area, received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and a certificate degree in landscape design from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Scott founded Scott Brinitzer Design Associates in 1987 with Carroll N. LeTellier. As the owner and principal landscape designer of the company, Scott has spent the past 26 years developing the company that includes both an award winning landscape design practice and premier garden installation services.

Working with the environment, manipulating landforms, creating beautiful and enjoyable spaces that enhance the quality of life, are all factors that motivate Scott in his personal and professional life.

Scott has been involved in community activities in his Arlington neighborhood, is a past president of the Landscape Contractors Association, and is an avid swimmer and skier.


Brendan Kenny, ASLA: Associate Designer & Project Manager

Brendan joined Scott Brinitzer Design Associates in April 2013 after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture.

While completing his degree, Brendan also studied in Rome, Italy, focusing on urban design and planning. In addition to holding a BA in Landscape Architecture, Brendan also brings with him over five years’ experience in landscape construction, garden installation and maintenance, and production management.

Since joining SBDA, he has focused on developing and articulating his design ideas through the use of 3D models and photorealistic renderings.

In his spare time, Brendan enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and playing both ice hockey and soccer.


Vince Pollino, MLA: Associate Designer

Vince received his bachelors of Science degree in Landscape Contracting Design/Build from Pennsylvania State University in 2010.  Following graduation, Vince moved to the Washington D.C. metro area and worked for a few years before returning to graduate school in Pittsburgh, PA.  Vince then completed his masters of landscape architecture from Chatham University in 2015, and shortly thereafter accepted a position with SBDA.

While working towards his graduate degree, Vince concentrated on sustainable practices within the industry and ecological urbanism.  His capstone thesis was centered on stormwater management practices applied to aesthetic implementations.

Vince prides himself on identifying existing topographical issues that accompany a site, and being able to visualize different approaches to addressing any inherent issues.  Working with grades and the movement of water on a given site is something that comes naturally to Vince.

In his spare time, Vince enjoys playing basketball, golfing, hiking, personal gardening, and anything involving the outdoors.


Sally MitchellOffice Manager

Sally Mitchell resides in Arlington and has an undergraduate degree in horticulture from Penn State.  She began to work with SBDA in 2005 as the first office manager for the firm.  After a temporary expat experience in Australia, she has returned to SBDA and works part-time.

Sally’s personal interests include gardening, classical music and traveling.


Kobe: Landscape Barkitect

Kobe is an integral part of our team.  As an 8 year old Norwich Terrier he brings life skills such as food management, office security management, and personal stress relief, (dog therapy) to our office.

About SBDA

The SBDA staff works as a team on all projects. We each excel in specific areas of business and use our individual strengths to provide you with the best service possible.  When you work with us, you are known by all staff members and receive personal, prompt and respectful care.

Awards & Publications

  • 13 LCA Grand Awards
  • APLD International Gold Award
  • Monrovia International Landscape Design Award
  • Arlington Excellence in Design Award
  • Home & Design: 100 Top Designers
  • Washingtonian: 10 Best Landscape Design