December 2020



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In This Issue...

  1. President's Remarks
  2. Welcome New Member
  3. Current Job Postings
  4. Support Endowed Scholarships
  5. Ecology-Based Landscape: A Virtual Education Series 

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Duane Dietz, ASLA

Past President
Tim Slazinik, ASLA

Marieke Lacasse, ASLA

Dean Koonts, ASLA

Jason Henry, ASLA

Member at Large
Kiwon Suh, ASLA

Member at Large, W. WA
Nicholas Zurlini, ASLA

Member at Large, E. WA
Steele Fitzloff, ASLA


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President's Remarks

Duane Dietz

Season’s Greetings, and best wishes for us all in 2021. Below, from my landscape architecture ephemera collection, is a hand-engraved, painted Christmas card by landscape architect Burton Ashburton Tripp (1887-1955). 

Raised in South Boston, Ashburton would graduate from Harvard University in 1912 and worked briefly for the Olmsted Brothers before becoming the landscape architect of the Panama Canal (1913-1916).  He moved to Cleveland, opened an office, and became best known in ASLA for his designs of the Hebrew, Slovak and Italian Gardens at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. With the onset of the Depression, he worked for the CCC in a variety of positions before becoming Chief of Landscape Design for the US War Department on the building of The Pentagon (1940-1943).  At the conclusion of construction, Tripp formed the Society of the Pentagon “whose membership consisted of those who had made important contributions to the successful erection of that building.” He then finished his career with the State Department working on the design and oversees supervision of a number of US embassies.  All the while, Ashburton published illustrative maps and an annual Christmas card. His maps and three of his holiday cards are in the Smithsonian collection.


Duane Dietz
WASLA President

Welcome New Member!

WASLA would like to welcome new member Jessica Marquardt! If you are interested in becoming a WASLA member, please click here.

Current WASLA Job Postings

Job Title
Post Date
Park Developer/Landscape Architect

City of Vancouver, WA


Mid-Level Landscape Architect / Designer

Talasaea Consultants, Inc. 11/25/2020

 Support Endowed Scholarships

Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund

Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture
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Ecology-Based Landscape: A Virtual Education Series 

In this series, topics will range from native design and management, to roof gardens, to planning for the recruitment of spontaneous vegetation. Also, join the room - virtually - for our Prairie-side Chat series as Larry Weaner interviews and compares notes with iconic practitioners Piet Oudolf, Gerould Wilhelm, Charles Birnbaum, and Darrel Morrison.

This series is oriented towards landscape architects, designers, restoration ecologists, and horticulturists practicing throughout the U.S.

When: January - March, 2021

View course descriptions & speaker bios

Professional Programs Brochure

Registration is openRegister here.

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