November 2015

In This Issue...

  1. President's Message
  2. Editor's Note
  3. Imagine Tomorrow: 2016 WASLA Conference Website Launch
  4. 2016 WASLA Student Scholarship
  5. Out in Front!
  6. Register Now: 2015-2016 Statewide LID Training Program
  7. Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund
  8. Support the Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture
  9. UW Landscape Architecture Internship/ Practicum Portal

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Stephanie Stroud


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David Stipe, ASLA, LLA

Immediate Past President
Courtney Landoll, ASLA

Curtis Lapierre, ASLA

Dean Koonts, ASLA

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Laura Thompson, ASLA

Member at Large
Marieke Lacasse, ASLA, LEED AP

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Juanita Rogers, ASLA 

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President's Message
David Stipe, ASLA, LLA 

The 2015-2016 Executive Committee will begin our term this week without one notable participant.  Courtney Landoll, our past president and ExCom member for the last five years, finished her executive service to WASLA at the national convention in Chicago this month.  She leaves our group of chapter managers after helping forge a stable, dynamic organization that we can all be proud of.  She will not be wandering far however.  She has accepted a new leadership position with National ASLA as the Chapter President’s Council Chairperson.  She will be leading the national assembly of chapter presidents at the mid-year meeting in Washington DC for the next two years and at the national convention in 2016 and 2017. She also has a new professional position with the Trust for Public Land as a project manager for the Parks for People Program.  Courtney, we want to thank you for your service to the chapter and congratulate you on your new position at TPL.       


Editor's Note
Stephanie Stroud

Congratulations, Courtney Landoll! The newsletter team would like to thank you for all of your hard work not only for WASLA, but for the profession. Your tireless dedication has helped WASLA become stronger and more relevant as we evolve to become a model in a region of our country already known for sustainability and progress. 

On a personal note, I wrote Courtney an email several years ago when I was new to Seattle, and not only did she respond to my email, but she suggested I join a committee, remembered who I was in a city with thousands of newcomers, and later encouraged me to become editor of this very newsletter. Anyone can type a bullet on a list of goals that reads, "reach out to young professionals," but she is an illustration of someone with integrity that takes action and leads by example, making people feel welcome and appreciated. For that, we are grateful. All the best in your new endeavors! 


Imagine Tomorrow: 2016 WASLA Conference Website Launch

The 2016 WASLA conference website is now active! To learn more about this outstanding upcoming event, please visit the website at to review the conference schedule, venue, and sponsorship opportunities. More content to be added soon.

This year’s theme of "Imagine Tomorrow" challenges attendees to question the path that we are on and to visualize the future that our actions will deliver, both as landscape architects and members of an ever-growing population.


2016 WASLA Student Scholarship 


The Washington Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA) will award two Student Scholarship for student(s) who are pursuing an education in Landscape Architecture.  One Scholarship to the University of Washington and the second to Washington State University accredited programs.

This initial scholarship program offers two scholarships, one at each University for the amount of $2,000 each.  Scholarship awards are to be used for tuition, books, supplies, etc.


Out in Front!

OUT in FRONT: Landscape Leading Exhibition

Out/in/Front is an annual fundraising event which illustrates the breadth of work currently taking place in the field of landscape architecture. The exhibit is used to inspire students and professionals by exposing them to various ideas, mediums, spaces and artistic visions. Out/in/Front: Landscape Leading is an exhibition of projects, interventions, and proposals in which the work of landscape architects plays a prime role in shaping the built environment. 


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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