October 2014

In This Issue...

  1. Presidents Message
  2. Editor's Note
  3. WASLA, SDF, And PARK(ing) Day
  4. Fall LARE Review
  5. Students Seek Mentors
  6. Initiative for Cicycle & Pedestrian Innovation Workshop
  7. Landscape in Motion
  8. UW Botanic Garden Maintenance Class
  9. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Present Keynote Address
  10. WSNLA PROseries
  11. Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund 
  12. UW Landscape Architecture Internship/Practicum Portal

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Stephanie Stroud


October 26, 2014
Fall LARE Review

November 17, 2014
The Latest ecoPRO Program Update

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Courtney Landoll, PA, ASLA

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Don Benson, ASLA

David Stipe, ASLA

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Derrick Eberle

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President's Message
Courtney Landoll, ASLA 

Today, I am proud to announce that WASLA is coordinating an educational session with Victor Stanley to bring Rainer Stenge from Oslo, Norway to Seattle. The session will occur on Monday, November 3rd in the evening and will be followed by a catered reception. Exact times and location to be determined. 

I am also excited by the year’s election ballot for the WASLA EC. We have a lot of new names and faces covering West, East and South Washington. Please remember to vote!

Last, I wanted to share that one of my fellow Chapter Presidents, Jeannette Compton, is presenting about Urban Renewal and Resilient Design at the SXSW Festival. She encourages the rest of us to get out and talk about landscape architecture beyond our own professional community. I couldn’t agree more. With that, I will leave you the question, "What can you do to promote the profession of landscape architecture beyond your office and your clients?" If we all make it a goal to do one thing in 2015, what a difference that could make!

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Editor's Note
Stephanie Stroud

How exciting! There are numerous opportunities to attend seminars, classes, and symposiums in the near future, no matter what your interest or area of expertise in the landscape architecture realm. As the days get darker, it is the perfect time to learn, reflect, and plan, and what better way than to get out of the office for a day and connect with like-minded professionals. Check out the sections below for information to attend an educational session, most offering credit in return..  

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 WASLA, SDF And PARK(ing) Day: A Huge Success!

Months of coordination with partners at SDOT and the Seattle Design Festival paid off with smashing success! On Friday, September 19th, Seattle joined the worldwide celebration of PARK(ing) Day. 

2014 PARK(ing) Day Seattle Stats: The figures below show why 2014 PARK(ing) Day Seattle was the best year yet!

  • Participants set up fifty parks—more than in any prior year—across the city, including six by WASLA member firms.
  • More than 150 community members explored the process of public space design by creating a pop-up park.
  • 25 volunteers, including many from WASLA, United Way, and other groups, assisted with event coordination and day-of documentation through photography and visitor survey.
  • Volunteer photographers captured more than 600 photos of the event. Click here to view the PARK(ing) Day Seattle photo album on Flickr
  • 13 parks received PARK(ing) Day Awards. Click here to view this year’s PARK(ing) Day Seattle Award Winners. Awards were announced at the SDF Closing Party by Matt Lerner, co-founder of WalkScore.
  • Approximately 2,100 visitors were reported across all parks!

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Last Chance to Sign Up For The Grading And Drainage Bootcamp: Fall LARE Review!

LARE Review with Ray Freeman: Grading, Drainage & Construction Documentation: Section 4 Bootcamp

Date: 8:30am-6:30pm October 24th, 25th, and 26th

Registration closes October 19th! 

Location: Residence Inn, 800 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Registration includes printed materials, continental breakfast and lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Parking at the Residence Inn is free. 

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Eager Students Seek Professional Mentors!

Dear WASLA Members, 

We are starting early this year with organizing the mentorship program at UW and we need your help! As always, we hope to improve the process and make this the most rewarding year yet for the mentorship program. Currently we have 43 students signed up for mentors, but only fifteen volunteers! 

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Initiative For Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation Trail Design Workshop

October 30-31 2014 At Portland State University

IBPI: Trail Design, 1.5-Day Workshop

IBPI is excited to announce an upcoming professional development workshop with an exclusive focus on designing bicycle and pedestrian multi-use trails. Taught by designers from Alta Planning + Design, this is a highly interactive course that includes classroom presentations and field tours of some of the biggest trail challenges and best solutions in Portland. Professionals who are engaged in planning, designing or advocating for bicycle and pedestrian networks at the community or regional level are invited to attend. The course is also open to engineering and planning students.

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Landscape In Motion: UW's Campus Landscape Framework Oct. 20, 2014

Vice Provost Paul Jenny, UW Architect Rebecca Barnes, UW Landscape Architect Kristine Kenney, and UW faculty member Thaisa Way are pleased to announce the symposium Landscape in Motion: UW’s Campus Landscape Framework on October 20, 2014 in celebration of the release of a working draft of the Campus Landscape Framework (CLF). The CLF initiative was undertaken by the Office of the University Architect in 2013 to address the need for guidance regarding the stewardship of the campus landscape, with the involvement of many UW units and the assistance of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

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University of Washington Botanic Gardens Presents: Wildlife-Friendly Landscape Design and Maintenance

Thursday, November 6, 8:30am-12pm

Location: UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105, and Magnuson Community Center

Instructor: Emily Bishton, landscape designer and educator

Cost: $60 early registration/ $70 after October 30

Register Online, or call 206-685-8033

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Present Keynote Address

Join her at the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
October 23 and 24 in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2014 -- Conference organizers are delighted to announce that Sally Jewell, the United States Secretary of the Interior, will present a keynote address at the mid-day plenary of the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation (NWLLC) on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Secretary Jewell will share with Workshop participants her strategic insight into how managing at the landscape scale offers solutions to the significant conservation challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. She will bring to the task her wide-ranging experience as a working scientist, a corporate CEO and a member of the President's Cabinet. 

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The Washington State Nursery and Landscape Associates Present: Proseries 

To Register:

Members & CPH: $60 Earlybird, $72 Regular
Non Member: $75 Earlybird, $87 Regular


  • Earlybird registration dates are noted with each class.
  • WALP members receive WSNL A PROseries member rates. When registering online, please use PROMO CODE: WALP.
  • With the exception of the November 10 & 11 Build a Better Landscape Business, lunch is on your own. Registration rates are unique for this course, as well.
  • CPH, CL T, ecoPRO, WSDA Pesticide Recertification credit available when noted.
  • Businesses sending multiple attendees qualify for a group rate. Half-day rate is available for November 5.
  • Registration is available online at WSNLA.ORG or directly at (800) 672-7711, [email protected].

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Support the Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture

For over four decades, Kenichi Nakano graced the Pacific Northwest with exceptionally subtle and inviting modernist design, generously contributed to community and civic life, and mentored generations of students and professionals of all disciplines.

On August 8, 2012, we lost our teacher, mentor, and friend all too soon.
Your gift in memory of Kenichi to the Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund will leave a lasting legacy and support outstanding students in the University of Washington's Department of Landscape Architecture.

See website for more images + stories: http://larchwp.be.washington.edu/resources/nakano/

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UW Landscape Architecture Internship/ Practicum Portal


UWLA PAC, Internship + Research Committee

The Landscape Department at the University of Washington has been working hard on providing its students with valuable resources that can better connect them with local employers for internships and practicum opportunities.

Prior to developing these resources we sent a survey to our local employer list to get feedback on what firms wanted and if they would use specific resources. We took this information and over the summer developed a space where employers can submit internships and practicums and positions to a page that is only accessible by our students.
We hope this will increase our students' experience opportunities that will aid in their skill development.

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Washington Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects 
[email protected]  206-443-9484 • www.wasla.org