January 2022



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In This Issue...

  1. President's Remarks
  2. 2022 WASLA Sponsorship
  3. 2022 WASLA Design Awards Entry Open
  4. Equity at Work Research Report
  5. Current Job Postings
  6. Support Endowed Scholarships

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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

Duane Dietz

Happy New Year everyone!  I want to thank all my fellow landscape architects who have begun or renewed their ASLA/WASLA membership.  Our chapter numbers have been slowly recovering from the drop that began at the start of the pandemic.  Encourage your co-workers/employees to join as we will have a full plate of activities planned for the year.  We have a few items to start off 2022 with a bang.   The call for the 2022 WASLA Awards begins today (see below).  We also want to start planning process for the October WASLA Conference.  Please consider volunteering by emailing your contact information to [email protected]

Finally, I want to give a big shout out to all our sponsors who given their amazing support to WASLA in 2021.  We all look forward to working with (and supporting) them again in 2022!


Duane Dietz
WASLA President

2022 WASLA Sponsorship

Our 2022 Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities are now available for purchase.

We invite you to examine our 2022 Sponsor Prospectus and fill out the submission form according to your interest. Please email the office at [email protected] if you have any questions.

2022 WASLA Design Awards Entry Open

The time has arrived!  WASLA Awards submissions are now being accepted through March 18th at 5pm.

We look forward to celebrating with you on April 14th and recognizing the landscape architecture work done by our chapter members. Our Awards Jury this year will come from the New York Chapter of ASLA. We hope you will all participate and submit this year, and of course, none of this would be possible without our amazing sponsors. Stay safe!

Here are some dates to take note of:

  • January 6th – Call for Entries sent out and Submission acceptance begins!
  • March 18th – Last day of Submission Acceptance
  • April 14th – WASLA Awards Ceremony

We look forward to celebrating the amazing work of our chapter with you!


Please contact [email protected] with any awards related inquiries.

Equity at Work Research Report 

Equity at Work: Designing an Inclusive and Equitable Workplace Culture is a collaborative research project between University of Washington MLA Graduate Jake Minden, The College of Built Environments Applied Research Consortium, and Mithun. The research explores the intersection of racial justice, workplace culture, and design practice through an initial literature review, a national survey of 575 design professionals, and 10 semi-structured interviews. The resulting findings led to a set of recommendations aimed at supporting a range of design practices in the improvement of their workplace cultures from a lens of racial justice and inclusion. For any questions related to the research, or the distribution of the final report, contact Jake Minden, [email protected].

The report is available here: 

*   Hosted here on the Applied Research Consortium (ARC) webpage (navigate to Past Fellows, Jake Minden), which displays current and past student projects from the consortium.

  *   the direct link to the pdf can be found at https://mithun.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Equity-at-Work-Report.pdf

Current WASLA Job Postings

Job Title


Post Date

Landscape Designer/ Landscape Architect, Landscape Architecture and Site Construction





Landscape Architect (1-7 years)




Experienced Landscape Architect/Designer

Site Workshop


Landscape Architect Position

HBB Landscape Architecture


Experienced Landscape Architect /Project Manager

 Nakano Associates


Landscape Architect




 Support Endowed Scholarships

Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund

Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture
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