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From 4/1/2016 through 5/31/2016, up-and-coming Landscape Architects can compete for the opportunity to visit New Orleans and attend the 2016 ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Meeting & Expo. Twenty-one winners will each be awarded $2,000 to help cover attendance, as well as receive national recognition.

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WASLA is looking for two jurors for the local student awards on Tuesday, May 17th at Gould Hall from 8am – 5pm.  A representative from UW will take the jurors to lunch and the day will be spent reviewing work hung by UW students for WASLA Honor and Merit awards.

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Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) has been working towards the goal of restoring over 2,500 hundred acres of Seattle’s forested parklands since 2005. Restoring ecologically degraded urban forested parks to a healthy state takes an incredible investment of time and labor. Community involvement is key to implementing restoration work in Seattle, as well as creating lasting stewardship at restored sites. As such, GSP is seeking feedback on ways to further engage the community towards this goal. 

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Dear WASLA Members,

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Celebrate alumni and friends and welcome the next generation of professionals to the WSU School of Design and Construction.

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Get ready to get gardening! Architects Without Borders – Seattle is excited to announce the launch of a mobile urban garden bed Design Competition in Seattle! Urban garden beds provide access to fresh food, regardless of location and available outdoor space while also helping to eliminate food deserts in urban neighborhoods! Consider what design can do to help provide access to food in our local neighborhoods and get gardening! You can find more information at: www.awb-seattle.org/projects/get-gardening  

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The WASLA Executive Committee is pleased to invite you to join us for happy hour, Thursday, July 23rd from 5:30-7:30 PM at Site Workshoplocated at 222 Etruria St #200, Seattle, WA 98109.  Please see the Event Webpage for more details.
Read the June 2015 issue of the WASLA Newsletter
Thursday, June 18, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
UW Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture
Online Registration: https://www.cfr.washington.edu/uwbg/
See this Flyer for more information
The Toro Company (2015 WASLA Conference Keynote Sponsor) is offering free Irrigation Training Classes that can be personalized for your office.  Please see this Official Flyer for more information.

The WASLA Student and Emerging Professional Committee are very excited to announce the 2015 WASLA scholarship to send one student from both WSU and UW to the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago, November 6th-9th.

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Contact: Kathi Anderson
Finance & Administration Department
kanderson@kirklandwa.gov
425-587-3197

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland has adult and youth vacancies occurring on several of its advisory boards and commissions.  Eligibility requirements differ for each board or commission.   Interested citizens are invited to apply.  Some incumbents on these boards and commissions have served one term and are eligible to apply for re-appointment. Completed applications must be received by the City Clerk prior to 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015.  To learn more about each board and to obtain the community service application, go to www.kirklandwa.gov (Search: Recruitment), visit Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue, or call the City Clerk’s Office at 425-587-3190.

Adult vacancies are available on the following boards and commissions:






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The Seattle Design Commission is recruiting for a landscape architect to join the commission. The appointment is a two year commitment, and is eligible for two separate terms.  

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Registration is Now Open!
WASLA will offer a full-day class February 4, 2015: “Introduction to Irrigation Design”
Shoreline Convention Center: Ballinger Room
8am - 5pm
Registration is now closed for this event



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Design in Public (DiP) seeks a dynamic and passionate Program Director. The Program Director works to further Design in Public’s mission: advancing Seattle’s livability through design. The ideal candidate is passionate about the design of our city, able to both set a big vision and manage detail, and excited by the challenge of working for a young and growing organization.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume with subject line Design in Public Program Director to MeganH@aiaseattle.org no later than November 21, 2014.


For more information visit www.DesigninPublic.org.  Click HERE for full job description.

Mentor Mornings was created by Seattle design
entrepreneur and author Ted Leonhardt to give
artists and designers a place to discuss
career-related topics. The format encourages
questions around a pre-established subject,
with a goal of gaining new understanding and
insights that only an open conversation among
peers allows.

Some days guest presenters will be featured,
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Past featured guests include:
▪ 2014 Apple Design award winner Chris Laurel
▪ Jackson Fish Market creative director Jenny Lam
▪ Noted UX leader Tracey Lovejoy

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Meetings run 10am–11:30am and are held every first and third
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Attendance is by RSVP. Free.

Colleagues,

In June, I had the good fortune to travel with Dr. Gregory Rasmussen (Painted Dog Research Trust or PDRT) and see his work firsthand.  When I met Greg, I immediately knew that I wanted to help support his organization because they do the work that is necessary to conserve this species in a way that simultaneously focuses on the local communities’ needs.  I have spent too many years hoping that the future of painted dogs and other African wildlife can change for the better and now I have decided to act.  This event is the kick-off for Painted Dog Research Trust USA, and the funds raised will begin the long term funding of Dr. Rasmussen’s work.

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