April 2016

In This Issue...

  1. Editor's Note

  2. Happy World Landscape Architecture Month!

  3. 10 Parks That Changed America: Thank You!

  4. Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Culp

  5. Volunteer Spotlight: Tim Slazinik

  6. Happy Hour With The Big Cheese!

  7. Remembering Nathan Brightbill

  8. Making The Cut: Cartographic Imaginations

  9. Register Now: 2015-2016 Statewide LID Training Program

  10. Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund

  11. Support the Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture

  12. UW Landscape Architecture Internship/ Practicum Portal

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Stephanie Stroud


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David Stipe, ASLA, LLA

Laura Thompson, ASLA

Curtis Lapierre, ASLA

Dean Koonts, ASLA

Member at Large
Julia Culp, ASLA

Member at Large
Marieke Lacasse, ASLA, LEED AP

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Juanita Rogers, ASLA 

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Editor's Note
Stephanie Stroud

Happy World Landscape Architecture Month! That's right-- us landscape architects get a whole month to celebrate our work around the globe, and we're stoked about it. How have you been celebrating WLAM? Have you shared photos of your favorite landscape architect-designed space, basked in the sun in your favorite park, biked on your favorite trail, or perhaps volunteered to mentor a landscape architect-in-training? 


Happy World Landscape Architecture Month!

World Landscape Architecture Month is off to a great start!

Check out some awesome landscape architect-designed spaces from around the globe by searching #WLAM2016 on Twitter or Facebook!


10 Parks That Changed America: Thank You!

THANK YOU to everyone who was able to make it out to the big event! Photos can be viewed here.


Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Culp

Julia Culp is the newest member of the WASLA Executive Committee, filling the position of Eastern Washington Representative and liaison to the Student and Emerging Professional Committee.  Julia is a graduate of Washington State University, earning her degree in landscape architecture in 2010. From there, she has earned her licensure in Washington State last April. She is a lover of the outdoors and an artist in every way; two passions that clearly fuel her budding career as a landscape architect. 


Volunteer Spotlight: Tim Slazinik

The Puget Sound area welcomed a new Landscape Architect last summer, Tim Slazinik. Tim is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. After graduating, he worked briefly in southern Florida, then returned to his hometown of St. Louis to work at Arcturis, a multidisciplinary firm, for 6 years; then onto HOK, working on corporate, civic, and healthcare projects in the Central and Southern United States, and abroad in the Middle East. Tim was awarded the St. Louis Business Journal's 30 under 30 award in 2013. 


Happy Hour With The Big Cheese!

Thursday, April 28th
1402 3rd Avenue, Suite 415
Seattle, WA 98101

Come join your fellow WASLA members and our generous sponsor SITELines Park and Playground Products for happy hour at the brand new offices of Cascade Design Collaborative!

 SITELines "Big Cheese" Gary Max will join us to show off his latest innovative products.

Come enjoy drinks, food, and mingling with us! Don't miss it!


Remembering Nathan Brightbill

Dear alumni, friends, students and faculty,

The landscape architecture community of Seattle and UW lost a rising star last week. Nathan Brightbill passed away suddenly last Thursday morning due to a heart attack. We were all deeply shocked and saddened by the news.


Making The Cut: Cartographic Imaginations

Open until May 5th!
University of Washington, Gould hall

MAKING THE CUT is a studio-based gallery exhibit curated by students and faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. Open until May 5th in the Gould Hall Pavilion on the UW campus, the show commemorates the centennial of the lowering of Lake Washington and the opening of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Framed through critical mapping practices each project seeks to reveal the invisible and intangible histories of this event in shaping our contemporary city.


Register Now: 2015-2016 Statewide LID Training Program

The 2015-2016 Statewide Low Impact Development Training Program is now open for registration. The program offers over 45 trainings throughout the state from now to May 2016 for the following target audiences:

  • Designers and engineers, including landscape architects
  • Planners and permitters
  • Construction and land development professionals
  • Inspection and enforcement staff
  • Operations and maintenance staff
  • Allied disciplines that plan, design, review, build, and maintain LID projects

Topics for the 2015-2016 program include bioretention, permeable pavement, green roofs and rainwater harvesting design, site assessment and planning, NPDES permit requirements, and more!


Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund

After 40+ years of service to Washington State University and his students, Ken Struckmeyer has retired. His jovial and caring presence on campus is greatly missed. To honor Ken's career as professor, coach, mentor, and colleague; an endowment has been established in his name, the Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund. The endowment is awarded to students who are aspiring declared majors in landscape architecture.


Support the Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture

For over four decades, Kenichi Nakano graced the Pacific Northwest with exceptionally subtle and inviting modernist design, generously contributed to community and civic life, and mentored generations of students and professionals of all disciplines.

On August 8, 2012, we lost our teacher, mentor, and friend all too soon.

Your gift in memory of Kenichi to the Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund will leave a lasting legacy and support outstanding students in the University of Washington's Department of Landscape Architecture.


UW Landscape Architecture Internship/ Practicum Portal


UWLA PAC, Internship + Research Committee

The Landscape Department at the University of Washington has been working hard on providing its students with valuable resources that can better connect them with local employers for internships and practicum opportunities.

Prior to developing these resources we sent a survey to our local employer list to get feedback on what firms wanted and if they would use specific resources. We took this information and over the summer developed a space where employers can submit internships and practicums and positions to a page that is only accessible by our students...


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