2020 Annual WASLA Conference Schedule*

*Please note this schedule is subject to change as presenters verify their ability to attend the November 2 date.


Monday, November 2

7:00am - 7:45am Tradeshow Break with Light Snacks





8:00am - 9:15am

Ethics, Equity, and Empathy: Exploring A Values-Driven Approach to Active Transportation and Urban Design

Kristen Lohse, Senior Urban Designer/Associate, Toole Design

From A to B: the Shifting Linear Landscape of the West Coast

Michelle Arab, Director of Landscape Architecture, Olson Kundig


Video production for landscape architects

Harley Pan, Videographer and Multimedia Designer, University of Washington

9:15am - 10:30am

Tradeshow Break with Snacks

10:45am - 12noon

Engaging Teenagers in Public Space 

Kristi M. Park, PLA/ASLA, Principal of Ekologi Design + Planning,

Precarious Beauty: Developing the Cultural Crossing Project within a Difficult Landscape

Chelsea McCann, Principal - Walker Macy

Danielle Pruett, PE, CPESC - KPFF

Desirae Wood, Garden Asset Manager - Portland Japanese Garden

How do we use the new science about trees functioning as “super operators” in our planting and site designs for a resilient future?

Kas Kinkead, FASLA, Principal of the Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Group, Osborn Consulting

Ben Roberts, Urban Forester, City of Seattle Department of Transportation

Haley Galbraith, Senior Arborist, Tree Solutions, Inc.

Design Trends that Turn Research into Practice

David Hill, Regional and International Sales Manager, GameTime

12noon - 1:30pm

Lunch and Keynote Presentation

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Tradeshow Break with Light Snacks

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Beyond Inclusive Design: Creating a welcoming, nature-based park for all

Vinita Sidhu, Principal, Site Workshop

Paige Reischl, Educational Specialist, University of Washington, Haring Center

Shawn Rundell (Israel), PT, DPT, University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy

Public Engagement Workshop

Joy Kuebler, PLA, ASLA, President - Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect. PC.

Landscape Architecture and the Green New Deal: Connecting people to a vision of a livable planet

Steve Austin, JD/ASLA Clinical Assistant Professor Washington State University

Lessons Learned From The Top: Leading Landscape Architecture in the Public Realm

Chris Overdorf, PLA ASLA, SCJ Alliance - Principal Landscape Architect

Jennifer Knauer, Landscape Architect + Planner

David Erickson - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director
City of Wenatchee

Brad Cownover, Regional Landscape Architect, USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Region

4:00pm - 5:15pm

Achieving Universal Mobility and Inclusive Design; Lessons from People with Vision Disabilities

Katy Saunders, PLA, ASLA, Associate 2 - MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design

Kristen Lohse, ASLA, Senior Urban Designer, Associate - Toole Design

David Miller, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Olmsted's Legacy Reimaged

Matt Gurrad, Senior Landscape Architect, HDR Inc.

Adam Amrhein, Associate Urban Designer, LMN Architects

Lyle Bicknell, Principle Urban Designer, City of Seattle

Integrating Ecosystem Restoration into Sound Transit’s East Link Extension Light Rail Project

Jason Long, Senior Landscape Architect - HNTB Corporation

Marti Louther - Environmental Compliance Manager - Sound Transit

Minsoo Doo - Landscape Archtiect - HNTB Corporation

Capturing 360 Degrees of a Site

Stuart Jones, Landscape Architect, GGLO Design

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Closing Reception