July/August 2017


SITES Award Workshop
September 14, 2017

CitiesAlive: 15th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference
September 18 - September 21, 2017

City of Seattle IPM and Pesticide License Recertification Seminar
October 24 - October 25, 2017

2017 WASLA Awards Ceremony & Reception
November 2, 2017

Garden Pro Conference - Northwest Flower & Garden Show
February 9, 2018

2018 WASLA Annual Conference
March 16, 2018

Visit the WASLA Event Calendar for more information on events.

In This Issue...

  1. President's Remarks
  2. Congratulations New WASLA Executive Committee Members
  3. Professional Awards Open
  4. WASLA Membership Survey
  5. 2017 WASLA Student Award Winners
  6. NPS Sultan Monroe Workshop Recap
  7. Recharge the Battery - Design Competition
  8. SITES Award Workshop
  9. Garden Pro Conference - Northwest Flower & Garden Show
  10. WASLA Jobs
  11. Job Portals
  12. Support Endowed Scholarships

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Patrick Pirtle

WASLA Executive Committee

Laura Thompson, ASLA

Marieke Lacasse, ASLA

Curtis Lapierre, ASLA

Janelle Lotzgesell, ASLA

Dean Koonts, ASLA

Member at Large
Lara Rose, ASLA

Member at Large
Tim Slazinik, ASLA 

Member at Large
Julia Culp, ASLA

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President's Remarks
Laura Thompson

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate our two ASLA Meeting & Expo
Scholarship recipients, Kevin VanMeter and Allison Ong! Both recipients are students of the University of Washington Landscape Architecture program; Kevin an undergraduate and Allison a masters student. Kevin and Allison were chosen among six total applicants for this scholarship. Each applicant had to respond to the essay question, "How would attendance of the 2017 ASLA Meeting and Expo contribute to your education and professional development?" Between our panel of scholarship jurors and the Executive Committee, Kevin and Allison were awarded the scholarships for their strength in writing, their ability to creatively yet definitively answer the essay question, and for showing an interest in specific courses provided at the conference to enhance their educational careers and professional direction. We are delighted to invite them on this journey for an experience of a lifetime. Stay tuned for their post-conference write-ups which will be included in the newsletter following the ASLA Meeting and Expo. Please help me in congratulating Kevin and Allison!

Congratulations New WASLA Executive Committee Members!

Our members have voted and we are happy to announce the new WASLA Executive Committee members. The following individuals will begin serving their terms this October, and we are thrilled by their dedication and support of our profession in Washington State:

President-elect, Tim Slazinik
Trustee, Marieke Lacasse
State-wide Member at Large, Derrick Eberle
Eastern Washington Member at Large, Steele Fitzloff
Western Washington Member at Large, Lucas Vannice

NOW OPEN! 2017 Professional Awards Submission 

The annual WASLA Professional Awards Reception is quickly approaching, and we are eager to announce the opening of the 2017 submission period. Our categories have changed slightly from last year, but the submissions process has remained simple and similar to the ASLA National process. The submission period ends at 5pm on Friday, August 25th, so don't delay in compiling your entry! We are looking forward to another evening celebrating the meaningful, hard work of Washington's professionals, this year at the Olympic Sculpture Park's Paccar Pavilion! 

Read more about the categories and submissions process, and register your project today!

WASLA Membership Survey


We want to hear from our members about their satisfaction with WASLA and
ASLA membership. This feedback is important for aligning the goals and
impacts of WASLA with the values and desires of its members. Please take a
moment to complete the *short membership survey.*

2017 WASLA Student Award Winners


Thank you to all of the students who submitted entries for student awards this year. The projects were reviewed by a jury of WASLA members over the course of two days. On May 12, 2017 WASLA Student Design Awards where reviewed and then National ASLA Student projects were reviewed the following day. The high quality of work from students this year showcases the amazing educators we have in this state and the amazing talent of landscape architecture students in Washington.

Take a look at all of this year's winners.

NPS Sultan Monroe Workshop Recap

On June 2nd and 3rd, thirteen WASLA volunteers travelled to the Skykomish River Valley to participate in a design charrette with the towns of Sultan and Monroe. The focus of this charrette was to develop and design a water trail, which has the long-term potential to carry people on the river trail through 11 distinct rural towns and cities along the scenic US Highway 2 corridor, via multi-modal watercraft. Sultan and Monroe are in the middle reach of three, and will serve as a template for future charrettes covering the upper and lower reaches.  Other participants in this event included the National Park Service (NPS) River, Trails, and Towns Coalition, Snohomish County, WDFW, Forterra, and American Whitewater. Read More

Recharge the Battery - Design Competition


Recharge the Battery is reaching out for ideas, suggestions, and/or stories which might inspire possibilities beyond the ordinary for our Battery Street Tunnel!!

ALL ideas will be presented as part of Seattle Design Festival 2017 and special acknowledgement will be given to the top submissions in the following four categories...

  • Most inspiring story
  • Most original suggestion
  • Most compelling visuals
  • Most actionable suggestion

The call isn't meant to only be for fancy polished full-fledged proposals. ALL ideas all welcome and EVERYONE is invited to participate!!

Please submit images that communicate an inspired idea -- all submissions will be on display at a special exhibition in Belltown at Block41 from 9/09-9/20.

For more info, see the following links:
Submission Guidelines
Recharging the Battery
Transforming Battery Street

SITES Award Workshop

Congratulations Washington Chapter of ASLA for winning the SITES AP Exam contest by having the most members take the newly launched SITES exam. As a reward, ASLA in partnership with GBCI will provide a FREE half-day SITES workshop to our chapter! *Lunch will be provided.

Where: GGLO 1301 1st Ave #301 Seattle WA 98101

When: Thursday, September 14th 12-4pm

Garden Pro Conference - Northwest Flower & Garden Show

February 9, 2018

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show will be producing a 1-day conference for gardening professionals at our 2018 garden show, the GardenPRO Conference. It will be held adjacent to the show, during the 3rd day of the show - a wonderful opportunity for pros of all kinds (landscape architects, designers, landscapers and writers) to both see the show and gain valuable CEU's and professional development, and spend a day networking with peers.

You can peruse the entire conference schedule at the Seattle Garden Pro Website.

 WASLA Jobs  

Landscape Architect/ Designer - Fazio Associates, Landscape Architects

Landscape Architect/ Project Manager - HEWITT

Landscape Architect/ Designer - Land Morphology 

Landscape Architect - City of Vancouver

Landscape Architect - SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture

Job Portals

UW Internship/Practicum Portal

WSU Job Board

Support Endowed Scholarships

Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund

Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture

Washington Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects 
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