August 2022


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WASLA Board of Directors

Duane Dietz, ASLA

Nicholas Zurlini, ASLA

Marieke Lacasse, ASLA

Dean Koonts, ASLA

Jason Henry, ASLA

Member at Large
Maureen Colaizzi, ASLA

Member at Large, W. WA
Mike Faulkner, ASLA

Member at Large, E. WA
Jonathan Smith, ASLA

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President's Remarks

The dog days of summer are here and just three weeks before the school buses hit the road again.The recent hot weather ripened the blackberries and cherry tomatoes a bit earlier than normal.This morning the blue jays are raucous and making a ruckus in the hazelnut hedge, a sure sign that the nuts are almost ready to pick. Also hearing the yelps of one or two coyote pups in the madrone forest and I’m wondering if it is connected to two missing fawns. Being able to watch the minute changes in the landscape and the wildlife each day has been a privilege. 


The WASLA Board is prepping for the October 7th Conference and you’ll find early registration information below. FYI, the SeaTac Marriott is about a 15-minute walk from the light rail station.


Keep cool,

   WASLA President

Register Now for Early Bird Prices!

October 7, 2022
Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S 176th St, Seattle, WA 98188

Early Bird Pricing (rates are in effect until September 6th):


Member Rates:

  • Full Conference, including Closing Reception...$180
  • Student, Full Conference including Closing Reception...$15
  • Student, Conference excluding Closing Reception...$10

Non-Member Rates:

  • Full Conference, including Closing Reception...$250
  • Student, Full Conference including Closing Reception...$45
  • Student, Conference excluding Closing Reception...$25

Visit our website for more details on pricing.

Don't forget to book your room!

Special room rates available from October 6-8th, 2022

Last Day to Book: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Seattle Airport Marriott for $175 USD per night

Thank you 2022 Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors!

Interested in sponsoring the 2022 Conference?


Our annual Chapter Sponsor 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.


Sponsors gain an edge over their competition through enhanced brand and product visibility and the relationship building opportunities our ASLA Washington Chapter Sponsor Program provides.


The Sponsor Prospectus outlines all the benefits that come along with becoming a conference sponsor. We are accepting new sponsors for this event until August 31st, so don't wait!

Congratulations ASLA 2022 National Conference Stipend Winners!

Seven Questions About Stamping

An Update from the

Board of Licensure for Landscape Architects

Pictured above is the Official Stamp.


1) What Actually Gets Stamped?

All drawings (each sheet), specifications (just the cover), and other technical submissions prepared by you or under your supervision and reviewed by you.


2) What about stamping a residential planting plan which does not need a permit?

Stamp it. Part of being licensed is stamping all your professional work.


3) Before stamping something, do I have to review it even if another landscape architect prepared it?

Yes, stamping the work makes you the responsible professional.


4) I prepared a plan which my boss will review and stamp – should we both stamp it?

That would be okay but not required.


5) When I sign my stamp do I include today’s date?

No. You include your license expiration date. That is a great way to track when you need to renew your license. Even if you are still using the older form of stamp – it must be signed and include the expiration date.


6) Wait! What if my license expired?

Then technically you are not licensed and cannot enter into contracts as a landscape architect and may not stamp any work until your license is renewed or reinstated.


7) Are digital stamps with a scanned signature and date allowed?

Yes, although some building officials may require a “wet” signature and you must have direct control over the use of that scanned image. 


Click here for more information.

Landscape architects can now receive grant funding associated with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Through these programs, landscape architects will have new opportunities to propose novel design solutions to climate change, biodiversity loss, environmental injustice, and dangerous transportation corridors.


New Programs:

These grant opportunities are the result of your persistent advocacy with ASLA. The Government Affairs team will continue to monitor and advocate for additional funding resources. In the meantime, apply to these programs today!

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