March 2024


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WASLA Board of Directors

Nicholas Zurlini, ASLA


Past President
Duane Dietz, ASLA


President Elect

Mike Faulker, ASLA


Tim Slazinik, ASLA


Su Wanqin, ASLA


Jason Henry, ASLA


Member at Large

Harley Pan


Member at Large, Eastern WA
Michael Sanchez, ASLA


Member at Large, Western WA
Rhiannon Neuville, ASLA

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President's Remarks

Dear WASLA Members and Readers,


They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Whoever “they” are has not lived in Seattle, because, from my experience, March comes in cold and gray and goes out slightly less cold and still gray. At least we know what to expect from the weather here!


In WASLA’s most pressing news: the deadline for entries to the Annual WASLA Awards is this Friday, March 15th! You can find links to the call for entries below and on our website under the Events tab. If you have started an awards application, have thought about making one, or are just now thinking about making one, it is still not too late to apply. As always, we cannot wait to see all the amazing projects from our members, and we are excited to celebrate with you all at the Awards Reception on April 18th.


But before we see you all at the Awards Reception, make sure to carve time out in your calendar for our WASLA Trivia Night on April 3rd. Join us at Kell’s Irish Pub from 6 to 8 PM and share your landscape architecture knowledge I know you have been dying to show off. As one of the few times in our lives when memorizing hundreds of Latin plant names can help you win something, I don’t see how you could miss out on this event.


I know I have just given you two events to add to your schedule, but wouldn’t you like more fun events to look forward to? Well, that is absolutely doable through our Open Studio Socials sponsorships! Our Open Studio Socials are a great way to engage and educate members, provide opportunities to network, or show off your workplace or newly constructed project. If you would like to sponsor one of these events or request to host one, please email and inquire at [email protected] to get more information.




Nick Zurlini

WASLA President


   WASLA President

2024 Professional Award Entries
Due March 15th!

MARCH 15, 2024 AT 5:00PM


Award Descriptions


Award of Excellence may be presented to a single entry in each category for a project that truly stands far and above all other entries and embodies the spirit and understanding that best reflects the Vision and Mission of ASLA.
Honor Award is presented for superior professional accomplishment and a higher level of excellence recognized in the work presented.
Merit Award is presented for superior professional accomplishment.

Award Categories

  • General Design|Public Ownership
  • General Design|Private Ownership
  • Residential Design
  • Analysis and Planning
  • Urban Planning
  • Community Stewardship
  • Outstanding Emerging Professional

Don't let a lapsed membership delay your submission process! Be sure your membership is active prior to submitting your project.

2024 WASLA Awards Ceremony & Reception

April 18, 2024 | 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Block 41

115 Bell St
Seattle WA, 98121


Join us in celebrating our colleagues at Block 41, located in the heart of Belltown. Don't miss this evening of good food, libations, and an opportunity to mix and mingle!


Become an Awards Program Sponsor!

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities Abound!


Don't miss this chance to network with WASLA members at our first event of the year.


Check out all the great benefits that come with being an Awards Program Sponsor.

WASLA S+EP Trivia Night 2024

This in-person networking event for students and professionals will include landscape architecture related trivia, prizes, and appetizers.


Sponsors TBD


When: Wednesday, April 3rd, from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: Includes FREE appitizers.


WASLA members (pre-registered): FREE
WASLA members (at door): $5
Non-WASLA members: $10

*Students, it is FREE to become a member!
(see link below)


Where: Kells Irish Pub
1916 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

Located in Pike Place Market


If you are not currently a WASLA member, you can use this link:  to sign up for FREE membership if you are a student or a paid membership depending on your career level.


WASLA membership includes discounts for events, free online access to Landscape Architecture Magazine, LARE prep materials, and other educational and professional resources. 

Find out more about the WASLA S+EP committee here.


Free PDH of the Month

Members now have access to free monthly PDH live webinars and recordings via ASLA Online Learning. | Read More

Welcome Members!

A very warm welcome to our new and renewing WASLA Members:


Andrea Leuschke | Ann Dinthongsai | Anne C. James | Eric Higbee

Ginger Plaster | Jake Minden | John R. Evans | Jon McNamara

Justin Roberts | Kelty M. McKinnon | Kristine Kenney | Leslie Batten

Marieke Lacasse | Megan Atkinson | Rhys E. Van Bemmel | Sara Raab

Scott Boetjer | William K. Williamson | Yuichiro Tsutsumi


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