January 2023


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WASLA Board of Directors

Nicholas Zurlini, ASLA

Past President
Duane Dietz, ASLA

Marieke Lacasse, ASLA

Su Wanqin, ASLA

Jason Henry, ASLA

Member at Large
Maureen Colaizzi, ASLA

Member at Large, W. WA
Mike Faulkner, ASLA

Member at Large, E. WA
Joshua Tripp, ASLA

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President's Remarks

Dear WASLA Members and Readers,


Happy New Year! Whether you are firmly sticking to your resolutions, are already breaking them, or are not one to participate in self-promising annual traditions, I hope your 2023 is off to a great start. I want to kick off the year by thanking you all for being members of WASLA. We have nearly five hundred active members; the highest I have seen since being on the board! Without you all, our chapter would not be able to run such an amazing awards ceremony, engage with such supportive sponsors, or put on such an inspiring state conference. Which brings me to my first major announcement, that the call for the 2023 WASLA Awards has opened! You can find more information about the awards submittal process below.

I would also like to give a big thank you to all our fantastic sponsors from 2022. Your support is immensely appreciated by all our members, and we are excited to work with you all again this year. If you are a returning sponsor or are considering becoming a new one, you can also find more information about that process below.

Lastly, even though it feels like it is a year away, I am already thinking about 2023’s WASLA Conference. Last year, I got to work with an awesome group of member volunteers on the Events Committee who helped curate the whole conference experience. From the conference theme down to the hors d’oeuvres, these members did an amazing job putting the event together. If you are a landscape architect who also loves event planning, consider reaching out and volunteering. I will sign off with a cliffhanger and say that I am exceptionally excited about this year’s conference venue and look forward to seeing how we can utilize the space (so if that intrigues you, please email [email protected] and ask to join the Events Committee)!


   WASLA President

Become a 2023 WASLA Sponsor!

Our annual Chapter Sponsor program allows our partners the opportunity to connect with members throughout the year, share their products and services, and show their support for the Chapter. Our Sponsors gain an edge over their competition through enhanced brand and product visibility and the relationship building opportunities our
ASLA Washington Chapter Sponsor Program provides. These packages include the opportunities linked below and Special recognition by Chapter Leadership.

Call for 2023 Professional Award Entries

2023 WASLA Awards

April 20, 2023 | 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Wisteria Hall at the WA Park Arboretum


Award Descriptions

Award of Excellence may be presented to a single entry in each category for a project that truly stands far and above all other entries and embodies the spirit and understanding that best reflects the Vision and Mission of ASLA.
Honor Award is presented for superior professional accomplishment and a higher level of excellence recognized in the work presented.
Merit Award is presented for superior professional accomplishment.

Award Categories

  • General Design|Public Ownership
  • General Design|Private Ownership
  • Residential Design
  • Analysis and Planning
  • Urban Planning
  • Community Stewardship
  • Outstanding Emerging Professional
Council of Fellows Call for Nominations is Open!

Elevation to Fellow is among the highest honors ASLA bestows on members. The deadline for nominations to the Council of Fellows is midnight PT on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. | Read More

Free PDH of the Month

Members now have access to free monthly PDH live webinars and recordings via ASLA Online Learning. | Read More

Welcome Members!

A very warm welcome to our new and renewing WASLA Members:

  • Jerry Coburn
  • Melanie Davies
  • Jennifer Engelke
  • Mark Epstein
  • Michael P. Faulkner
  • Mike A. Fleming
  • Peter A.J. Geyer
  • David A. Grant
  • Makoto Hagi
  • Zachary Boyd Heffernan
  • Phu Ngon Hnin
  • Kathy J. Johnson
  • Brendan Kempf
  • Dean W. Koonts
  • Emily Kuo
  • Curtis LaPierre
  • Benjamin M. Neisen
  • Micihael Shiosaki
  • Kara Weaver
  • Audrey R. West
  • Phuong Nguyen

Interested in becoming a member?  Learn more  about benefits of membership. Join today!

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