Randall K. Metz, PLA, FASLA

Principal Emeritus


Randall K. Metz, PLA, FASLA

Principal Emeritus


Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Michigan State University, 1976




Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)
Honorary Affiliate Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)


University of Michigan School of Architecture Design Juror
University of Michigan School of Architecture Guest Lecturer

Randy Metz synthesizes landscape, architecture, and engineering into a unified vision of excellence. Drawing upon an architectural background, he has the singular ability to align design elements and disciplines into an uncompromised whole.

Randy's design leadership and day-to-day management have directed the success of the firm's international and national award-winning practice.

Cofounder of Grissim | Metz Associates, Inc., in 1993, Randy has been responsible for attracting significant clients, including nationally renowned architects and developers.

His work has received national and international recognition for enduring design, including the prestigious National Landscape Architecture Award received from Barbara Bush during her tenure as First Lady at the White House. He has been cited in numerous national design awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the National Arborist Association, as well as awards from the Michigan Chapter ASLA, Associated Landscape Contractors of America, Environmental Improvement Awards, International Association of Lighting Designers, Michigan Recreation and Park Association, and Michigan Society of Professional Engineers.

Randy's work has been published internationally and nationally in such books as Landscape Architecture, The New American Garden, and Paradise Transformed; in magazines, including Landscape Architecture and Inland Architect; and in the press, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Detroit Free Press.