July 2021



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In This Issue...

  1. President's Remarks
  2. 2021 WASLA Conference Call for Educational Sessions
  3. Courageous by Design: Landscape Architects Confronting the Climate Crisis in New York City
  4. CUT|FILL: Are we building a bridge to the future?
  5. Welcome New Members
  6. Current Job Postings
  7. Support Endowed Scholarships

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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

Hello everyone, summer is in full swing and it is already time to think about autumn – specifically October 8th for the WASLA Conference in Spokane.  The call for sessions has been issued (see below).  Let’s see what you have been working on during the pandemic, what landscape architects have done to addresses today’s issues, and let’s share our collective experiences.  As always, a big thank you to our sponsors!  And consider volunteering for the fall conference.  Email [email protected] with your interest.


Duane Dietz
WASLA President

2021 WASLA Conference Call for Educational Sessions

The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA) is issuing a Call for Educational Session Proposals for the 2021 Annual Conference being held this Autumn in Spokane, WA. We invite landscape architects, academics, allied professionals, and vendors of the profession to submit education session proposals. We are looking for energized speakers in multiple presentation formats: panel with moderator, roundtables, presentations/lectures with Q&A, design conversations, and walking tours, as examples.


  • Please submit your proposal through this form by August 6, 2021, 11:59 PM.
  • Session determinations will be announced by August 20, 2021 end-of-day.
  • Conference educational sessions will be 60 minutes in length (50 min presentation, and 10 min Q&A).

We anticipate an attentive and energetic audience of approximately 200 attendees for sessions examining the theme of this year’s conference: METAMORPHOSIS.


The conference is centered on the shifting conditions occurring within this period of change, unearthing how individuals and communities have used this moment to catalyze change and shape our future. Some sessions will showcase sustainable design and an ability not only to weather the storm, but to adapt to a changing climate, becoming more resilient in the process. Some sessions will discuss adversity and the courage to face systemic racism head-on and be the change. Some sessions will discuss transformations, growth, and evolution; and the fundamental human need to continually change and improve.

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System

As the organization representing the Landscape Architecture profession in Washington State, WASLA’s mission is to lead and educate within the profession and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Following enactment of the state Practice Act, WASLA became an approved course provider with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES). WASLA will work with presenters to meet LA CES requirements and will register their session on the national LA CES database. LA CES requires all sessions be educational in nature and reinforce the learning objectives without the use of proprietary materials. Vendors’ sessions will be reviewed carefully to ensure adequate academic content is provided. Honorariums, travel, and lodging expenses are not provided.

Conference Registration for Presenters

All conference presenters are required to register for the conference as either “speak only” (no cost to present during session) or as full-conference attendees. Lead presenters of selected sessions will receive Speaker Agreements with further instructions and conditions. Lead presenters assume responsibility of informing and coordinating terms and logistics with all session speakers and/or panelists.

Direct questions to: [email protected] 360.867.8820. We look forward to receiving your proposal, thank you for your support!

Conference Educational Sessions occur:
Friday, October 8th, 2021
Spokane Convention Center

Courageous by Design: Landscape Architects Confronting the Climate Crisis in New York City

Register now for Courageous by Design: Landscape Architects Confronting the Climate Crisis in New York City on October 15. How is a world-class city dealing with a worldwide threat? This daylong symposium, presented by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, will feature leading women landscape architects, as well as allied professionals, whose work is creative, courageous, and timely. These practitioners are inventing and deploying new tools, techniques, and technologies to meet the challenges of the current climate crisis in New York City and beyond. 6.0 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees, pending approval

This inaugural Oberlander Prize Forum coincides with the announcement of the first Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize laureate(s).

Speakers include: Elizabeth Meyer, Martha Schwartz, Heather M. Morgan, Kate Orff, Lisa Switkin, Signe Nielsen, Billy Fleming, Edwina von Gal, Barbara Wilks, John Beardsley, Annette P. Wilkus, Amy L. Freitag, Miranda Massie, Olivia Georgia, and Rebecca McMackin

CUT|FILL: Are we building a bridge to the future?

CUT|FILL are hosting the second annual two-day virtual and participatory unconference for landscape architecture on July 29 & 30.

Last year, over 600 design professionals & students registered.  Here is the 5-minute video summary, which shows the energy that came out of the event.  

The purpose of this year’s conference is to create space for conversations that matter. Unlike other events in the field, this is completely driven by the participants; there is no agenda except for what they choose to discuss.  Our event design will allow us to talk together, think with each other, and respectfully challenge each other’s ideas in order to build upon them.

Full details, including panelists and registration, can be found at this link: CutFill.Live.

Welcome New Members

WASLA would like to welcome new member:

  • Jana Raines, ASLA

If you are interested in becoming a WASLA member, please click here.

Current WASLA Job Postings

Job Title
Post Date

Project Manager, Mid-Level Landscape Architect/Designer

SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture / SCJ Alliance 07/20/2021

Mid-Level Landscape Architect/Designer


Robert W. Droll, Landscape Architect PS


Landscape Architect/Planting Designer/Principal 7yrs+

 PLACE  7/13/2021

Entry Level Landscape Designer

Brumbaugh & Associates 7/13/2021

Project Manager, Landscape Architecture and Site Construction

SiteWorks Landscape Architecture LLC 7/8/2021

Entry Level Landscape Designer

 Terrain Seattle  7/2/2021

Mid Level Landscape Architect / Mitigation Designer

 Talasaea Consultants  06/21/2021

 Support Endowed Scholarships

Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund

Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture
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