2017 Annual WASLA Conference

Spokane Convention Center, April 21, 2017
One Day, Dynamic Sessions, Ultimate Location

Thursday, April 20
5:00 - 7:00 pm Pre-Conference Reception | Left Bank Wine Bar, Spokane


Friday, April 21
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast & Registration
8:00 - 8:20 am Welcome
8:20 - 9:20 am Morning General Session
9:20 - 10:15 am Break with Exhibitors
10:15 - 11:15 am Street Improvements in Two Historic Downtowns: Duvall and Snoqualmie
Paul Fuesel, PLA
Reviving a Forgotten Forest: A Case Study of Preservation, CPTED, and Historic Lower Kinnear Park, Seattle's Oldest Planted Park
Aaron Luoma, ASLA; Dean Koonts, ASLA
Embracing the Indigenous Vernacular: Evolving Cultural Perceptions Through Design
Mark Sindell, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP CD+C, LFA; Nakia Williamson-Cloud, Tim Slazinik, PLA, ASLA, LEED GA
Exploring Earthquakes, Springs, Dams, and a River Restored: Designing a New Wildlife Area on the Columbia River at Beebe Springs
Jim Brennan, ASLA; Dennis Beich; Chuck Lennox; Carla Talich
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Break with Exhibitors
12:000 - 1:30 pm Lunch with Keynote Address
1:30 - 2:30 pm The Social and Ecological Legacies of Post-industrial Sites and Their Potential Futures
Kasia Keeley
Regeneration of an Urban Corridor to Plan a Stronger Community
Diane Wiatr, AICP; Phoebe Bogert, ASLA; Mauricio Villarreal, ASLA
(Re)discovering the Slow(er) City in Sneakers: Running as a Tool for Guiding Design in the Virtual Sonice age
Elizabeth Umbanhowar, PLA, ASLA, LEEP AP; Noelle Higgins, PLA, ASLA
Hidden Hydrology as Ecological Inspiration: Exploring Buried Creeks and Disappeared Streams as a Tool for Regenerative Planning and Design Strategies
2:30 - 3:15 pm Break and Raffle Drawing
3:15 - 4:15 pm Beyond Artifacts: Other Considerations in the Creation of Historically Sensitive Places
Clayton Beaudoin, ASLA; Melissa McGinnis; Jim Keller; Adam Kuby
Evolving Histories: Designing Deeply Rooted, Authentic Places for 21st Century Places
Christine Harrington; Spencer Howard; PJ Benenati
Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture: Lessons Learned - How Construction Informs Placemaking
Jill Fortuna; Chihiro Donovan; Brett Rugo; Duane Kreuger
Grown to Survive: How the New Burke Museum Project is Using Forestry Science to Change the way we Grow and Specify Plants in Landscape Architecture Projects
Rebecca Fuchs; Bridget McNassar
4:30 - 5:30 pm Neighborhood Succession: 100 Years of Canopy Change
Peg Staeheli, PLA, FASLA
BIM Bam Boom: Our Story of Revit and Where it Might Go From Here
Jake Woland; David Bramer
Black Rock City: Lessons in the Dust
Omar Akkari, PLA
Magic Highway? Did Disney Get it All Right or Steer us Terribly Wrong? (Highway History and the Role of Landscape Architects in Moving US Forward
Elizabeth Umbanhowar, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
5:30 - 7:30 pm Closing Reception | Centennial Ballroom in the Spokane Convention Center




Where History Meets Nature

Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, WA