WASLA Executive Committee
Effective November 18, 2016
The Executive Committee administers the Washington Chapter of ASLA including chapter events, conferences, finances, membership and advocacy.
Tasks and Goals
The main tasks & goals of the Executive Committee include:
Executive Committee Positions
President: Laura Thompson, ASLA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura works at SPVV Landscape Architects in Spokane. She is involved on design projects for K-12 schools, higher education facilities, commercial design, residential design, and master planning. Her interests include community planning which focus on increasing walkability, wayfinding, community connectivity, park planning, and garden design. She is currently a member of the Rotaract Club of Spokane, a young professionals group sponsored by the Rotary 21 club; and she serves on the Architectural Committee for the housing development, ‘The Ridge at Hangman.’
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Past President: Marieke Lacasse, ASLA; MLacasse@GGLO.com
A Montréal native, Marieke moved to Seattle in 2000. A principal at GGLO, Marieke co-manages the Landscape Architecture group which she has been a part of for 14 years. She has assembled a talented team of professionals at GGLO that is committed to sustainable practices, collaborative design, and driven to work on urban, high-density projects that build community and resiliency. The firm’s commitment to sustainability both in external practice and internal operations has been instrumental in their creative process.
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Treasurer: Dean W. Koonts, ASLA; email@example.com
As an owner and Principal at Hough Beck & Baird Inc. (HBB), Dean brings more than 15 years of experience designing spaces primarily in the public realm in both large- and small-scale infrastructure projects. His project work focuses on a variety of multidisciplinary projects including transit, transportation, waterfronts, higher education, parks/trails, and land use code development and planning. He also has specialized training in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design through the National Crime Prevention Council and in leadership development and small business management.
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Secretary: Janelle Lotzgesell, ASLA; firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Trustee: Curtis LaPierre, ASLA; CLaPierre@esassoc.com
Curtis first heard there was a profession called landscape architecture at age 12, and knew instantly that’s what he wanted to be. He has degrees from UMass, the University of Idaho and the University of Illinois. Curtis has worked in consultancies the Northwest and Alaska for over thirty years primarily on public projects. Curtis leads the landscape architecture group at Environmental Science Associates’ Seattle office, where he specializes in transportation and park projects and visual resource analysis. Curtis is in his second term as Washington ASLA trustee and is a past chapter president.
For eastern Washington: Julia Culp, ASLA; email@example.com
Julia graduated from Washington State University in 2010 and relocated to Spokane, where she began her professional career. She currently works for Bernardo Wills Architects PC. With six years of experience, Julia has worked on a wide variety of project types including; trail design, park design, urban streetscapes and plazas, higher education, master planning and permitting. Julia obtained her Washington State Landscape Architecture license in 2015 and is looking forward to expanding her experience in the profession. She has been involved in volunteer activities such as the Pend Oreille River Passage Trail Design Charrette, the Arbor Day Ponderosa Pine tree planting effort and was a co-presenter at the spring 2015 Expanding Your Horizon STEM Careers Workshop. Outside of the profession she enjoys photography, painting, hiking and gardening.
For western Washington: Lara Rose, ASLA; LRose@walkermacy.com
Lara is a Principal at Walker Macy with expertise in urban parks, campuses, and landscape master plans. A New York native, Lara practiced in San Francisco for ten years and has worked on iconic public projects throughout the country and abroad. She moved to Seattle in 2013 and helped establish Walker Macy’s new local office. Lara leads a team of landscape architects who are dedicated to bringing a high level of design, attention to detail, and client and community collaboration to their projects.
For state-wide Washington: Tim Slazinik, ASLA; TSlazinik@GGLO.com
A Midwest Native, Tim made the move to the Pacific Northwest to work with the growing Landscape Architecture team at GGLO. In his 10 years of professional practice, Tim has worked on a wide range of project types and scales across the US and internationally, but his current work is focused on Multi-Family Housing, Senior Housing, and Parks in the Greater Seattle Area. He has served ASLA as Missouri Chapter President, and nationally on the Nominations Committee and the Chapter Presidents Council.