Elaine Sitz

Landscape Architect

Elaine grew up in Indiana and always had a love for plants and creating cozy places in which to play. When applying to colleges, she searched for a field where she could do something she loved. She investigated several options and found landscape architecture would give her the opportunity to create spaces for others in which they could enjoy time outside. She loves botanical gardens, her two Samoyeds and is always on the search for the perfect wine!


Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture

Purdue University


Licensed Landscape Architect, State of California #2585


President of her HOA


Ms. Sitz is a Plan Check Specialist with the firm and has over 30 years of project experience, encompassing institutional projects, multi-family housing and residential community development, park and recreation facilities, corporate office site design, and public agency projects. From 1986-2015, Ms. Sitz owned and operated her own landscape architectural business. Through her years of experience, she adds immense value to the plan checking department at VDLA.


Ms. Sitz currently reviews landscape and irrigation projects for conformance with County and State ordinances. She works with water conservation ordinances and the required landscape water budget calculations, parking ordinances and sight distance requirements. Her projects include reviewing: residential subdivision, parks, industrial parks, business parks, water quality features, retail centers, and medical facilities. Ms. Sitz currently plan checks for the County of Riverside maintained areas (LMD, CSA and CFD), the  City of Jurupa Valley maintained areas (LMD and CFD) and Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District wherein she works to plan check street and highway right-of-ways, regional and community parks and water quality features.