June 2017


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. NPS/WASLA Charrettes
  3. Exposing K-12 Students to Landscape Architecture
  4. International Design Activism | Nepal Spring | 2018 
  5. Design Blogs
  6. WASLA Jobs
  7. Job Portals
  8. Support Endowed Scholarships

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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

Here we are in June, half way through the calendar year already, and things just aren't slowing down. I know that my personal schedule it keeping me plenty busy on top of my work schedule and WASLA's schedule is filling up fast, too! Keep your eyes peeled for more information regarding the following events, programs, and tasks.

2017-2018 WASLA Elections: With every new year comes a new opportunity for leadership and visioning for our chapter. This year's voting will begin the week of June 19th, and close the week of July 17th. Ballots will be sent out to your email inboxes soon. Read more

NPS/WASLA Charrettes: Spokane's Latah- Hangman Creek Vally in October


Following quickly on the success of the recent "Sky to Sound Water Trail" charrette in Sultan, the NPS/WASLA partnership* is making preparations for a second charrette this year, this time in eastern Washington. In October, NPS and WASLA volunteers will work with stakeholders, resource experts and community members on concepts for a nine-mile nature trail in Spokane's Latah-Hangman Creek Valley. Read More

Exposing K-12 Students to Landscape Architecture

I don't have the numbers on this, but the phrase, "I want to be a landscape architect when I grow up" is fairly uncommon for those under the age of 18. As an educator for 6+ years, I have a little bit of experience with this. In my middle and high school programs I worked to increase student interest in STEM fields by inviting all types of professionals into the classroom to talk about their work. My students and I had never heard of landscape architecture, but luckily a landscape architect found her way into my classroom via an engineer friend. After she shared her passion for the field and introduced the types of projects she worked on, many of my students were hooked. And as it turned out, so was I. My students continued to talk about landscape architecture throughout the year. As for me, years later I made the career switch and went back to school for landscape architecture. Read More.

International Design Activism | Nepal Spring | 2018 

International Design Activism | Nepal is an immersive 1-2 quarter (1 semester+) study abroad program focused on innovative, interdisciplinary problem solving, community-based design and project implementation in the marginalized urban communities of Kathmandu, Nepal. During the program, students will gain an in depth knowledge of the social, political, cultural and environmental context of Nepal, explore Kathmandu's urban form, architecture, public spaces and technology and learn to speak basic Nepali. They will work in close collaboration with local students and stakeholders to design, build and assess the impacts of a community-driven intervention and learn about design practice in developing cities from representatives of local universities, NGOs and government agencies. Read More

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 WASLA Jobs  

Landscape Architect/ Designer - Berger Partnership

Landscape Architect/ Project Manager - Communita | Atelier

Landscape Architect - HEWITT

Landscape Architect/ Designer - Murase Associates 

Intermediate / Senior Landscape Architect - PFS Studio

Project Landscape Architect - MacLeod Reckord PLLC

Landscape Architect/ Landscape Designer - Karen Kiest | Landscape Architects (KK|LA)

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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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