Joshua Sloan


Vice President / Director of Planning & Landscape Architecture

Josh Sloan is a respected, knowledgeable professional with over 30 years of experience in Landscape Architecture and Planning. He began his career in the design/build arena of the private sector on landscape crews, as a designer, and business owner. This experience provided him with a strong background in the construction and permitting processes, project management, and business practices. He then spent seven years with the Montgomery Planning Department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), rising to the level Planning Supervisor. During his tenure at the Commission, he participated directly in development review, master planning, zoning, and community relations.  In 2013, Josh returned to private practice, joining VIKA as the Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture.  Josh has presented at the USGBC Greenbuild Conference, the National APA Conference, and the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, as well as serving on various committees for APA, ASLA, and local jurisdictions. He has been qualified as an expert witness in Planning and Landscape Architecture in Montgomery County, MD and provided expert testimony to the State of Maryland.

Professional Degrees and Registrations:

  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Graduate Studies in Philosophy, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry & Syracuse University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Maryland: Registered Landscape Architect, 2014
  • Virginia: Registered Landscape Architect, 2000
  • Co-Chair, Sustainable Design & Development PPN, ASLA, 2020-2022
  • Treasurer, National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association, 2015-2018
  • American Institute of Certified Planners, 2015

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Joshua Sloan
Vice President / Director of Planning & Landscape Architecture

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