2022 Annual WASLA Conference

October 7, 2022

Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S 176th St, Seattle, WA 98188

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Member Pricing  
Full Conference, including Closing Reception $225.00
Student, Full Conference including Closing Reception $25.00
Student, Conference excluding Closing Reception $20.00

Non-Member Pricing  
Full Conference, including Closing Reception $285.00
Student, Full Conference including Closing Reception $65.00
Student, Conference excluding Closing Reception $45.00

Sessions & Agenda

Click the button below for the current list of sessions to be presented at the WASLA Conference; a complete agenda is available now! Sessions/schedule are subject to change.

Please note the conference sessions will not be recorded this year. In order to receive continuing education credit, you must attend in person. 

Session List Here!
Conference Agenda

Keynote Presenters

We are excited to welcome Rico Quirindongo, Director of the the City of Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development, Sarah Samynathan and Story Wiggins of Terremoto in San Francisco as our Keynote Speakers at this year's conference!

Rico Quirindongo is Acting Director of the City of Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development. Rico was a mayoral appointee to the Historic Seattle Council for six years, was a founding member of the National Organization of Minority Architects Northwest Chapter and Rico sat on the AIA+2030 national steering committee, helping 24 cities nationally provide curriculum to meet the 2030 Challenge.

Rico works with organizations to positively influence communities through design. He was chair of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority Council, was a Downtown Seattle Association board member, and was AIA Seattle President in 2012-13. Rico’s first Ted talk is called Transforming Communities Through Architecture. In 2021, he was given a Commercial Real Estate Leadership Award as a Neighborhood Champion by the Puget Sound Business Journal. He was recognized by AIA as a Citizen Architect in 2020 and is a State Representative on the AIA Strategic Council.

Sarah Samynathan joined Terremoto in 2018 as a Landscape Designer and has been with their San Francisco team since. She has worked on residential, commercial, and specialty landscape projects and has experience in all phases from concept design to construction administration. In her work, Sarah strives to find design solutions that are site-specific, sustainable, and simple in materiality. She also strongly believes in honoring the labor and land care that goes into creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes.

Outside of work, Sarah has always been passionate about aiding the unhoused community in San Francisco and continues to do so through volunteer efforts and encouraging design students to tackle social issues through their projects. 

Prior to her time with Terremoto, Sarah graduated from Cal Poly in 2018 with a major in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Psychology. She is now working towards her licensure in the state of California to further strengthen her expertise in the field.

Story Wiggins is a licensed landscape architect with a background in historic preservation and land stewardship. Her intuitive approach to design varies by project, but aims always to honor the land, exercise restraint, and allow for evolution.

Story received a masters in landscape architecture from UC Berkeley and a BA in Historic Preservation and French from the College of Charleston. During her time at UC Berkeley, she worked as an intern for the National Park Service in their Cultural Landscape Program in their Seattle and San Francisco offices. She has lived and studied abroad in Paris and Rome, where she was inspired by how cities are brought to life when public space is valued and tended.

She joined Terremoto’s San Francisco office in 2016, where she leads projects of various scales and types, including high-end residential, institutional, commercial and agricultural. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Gardenista and House Beautiful. She has participated as a guest critic at UC Berkeley, CalPoly Pomona and The Ohio State University. 

Story is co-lead of Terremoto’s Land and Labor working group, which advocates for the building and gardening trades and tradespeople that make our projects possible.

Waterfront Walking Tour

We have JUST confirmed a beautiful and educational Waterfront Walking Tour with the wonderful folks at Waterfront Seattle, lead by Main Corridor Project Manager, Barbara Lee, Waterfront Art Program Manager, Ruri Yampolsky and Lindsey Heller, Landscape Architect. Join us as we take a look at their latest summer projects while taking in the views of Elliot Bay.

Thursday, October 6th
UPDATED Meeting Location: NE corner of S King St and Alaskan Way S

Learn more about the Waterfront Project.

The Walking Tour will wrap up just in time and around the corner from our opening reception, so make sure to stick around for great food, drink, and company at Ivar's. See details below!


Opening Reception

Opening Reception
Ivar's Acres of Clams
Thursday, October 6th


Join us Thursday, October 6th at Ivar's Acres of Clams at the Seattle Waterfront! Enjoy great food, a beautiful view, and network with fellow conference attendees. You won't want to miss it!

Registration is required to attend the Opening Reception. If you have not yet registered for the conference, be sure to add the Opening Reception. Already registered for the conference but not sure if you're already registered to attend the reception? Click the link below to review your registration options or feel free to email us at [email protected] and we would be happy to assist you!

Ivar's is located at: 1001 Alaskan Way Ste. 102, Seattle, WA 98104 (Seattle Waterfront)

Parking: For affordable, convenient Seattle parking for as low as $3 per hour, visit Downtown Seattle Parking for more info. Metered street parking is also available.

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Become a WASLA Sponsor

Our Sponsorship 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. We invite you to examine our 2022 Sponsor Prospectus PDF and fill out a submission form according to your interest.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for contributing to the success of our Chapter and our profession.

2022 WASLA Sponsor Prospectus PDF

Sponsorship Packages: Available for Purchase
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Please contact the WASLA office with any questions at [email protected] or 360-867-8820.



Book your room for the 2022 WASLA Conference

Special room rates available for October 6-8th, 2022.

Thank You 2022 Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors!