June 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

Greetings from a sodden Yellow Chicken Farm, where our endless spring rains have wreaked havoc on pollination, but the bees are still buzzing.

I’m near the high school and could hear the echoes of the graduation ceremony.  Another reminder that our seasonal traditions continue regardless of weather.  Similar ceremonies were held at WSU and UW and I welcome our profession’s newest members to the fold and wish them success. 

Another seasonal tradition is the National ASLA Student awards.  A great BIG thank you to Carrie Culp, ASLA, who organized the juries and thank you to the juries as well!  And thanks to Vanessa Lee and Ken Yocum at the University of Washington and Jolie Kaytes at Washington State University for wrangling the students.

Congratulations to the following students:

University of Washington

Bachelor’s students

Reed Lewis – Honor Award

Heewon Kim – Merit Award

Master’s students

Erin Irby – Honor Award

Erynne van Zee – Honor Award

Hoilok Heather Lam – Merit Award

Sarah Lukins – Merit Award

Washington State University

Bachelor’s students

Julianna Mettler – Honor Award

Kyle Dominguez – Merit Award

Lizbeth Maldonado – Merit Award

Our education never ends…as in continuing education for maintaining our licenses. We do send out reminders to the membership for free CE courses.  Our fantastic sponsors have been offering free classes so take advantage of them.  Also, thanks to our sponsors!

Hopefully, as is tradition, the good weather will begin on July 5th.  Enjoy the fireworks and be safe.



   WASLA President

Save the Date!

The 2022 Annual WASLA Conference is coming up!

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

Book your room for the 2022 WASLA Conference

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


Can't wait to see you all there!

Thank you 2022 Conference Sponsors!

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!

Buell Recreation, a division BCI Burke, offers free CEU courses to the construction, architectural, interior design and engineering communities. These courses are offered through AEC Daily.

Specifics about the courses can be found below!

Garden Dialogues 2022

The Cultural Landscape Foundation is hosting an event in Kirkland featuring the work of Broadhurst + Associates on June 18 as part of a program called Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues provides exclusive access to great landscapes where one can learn the secrets to their creation.

In 2022 The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s (TCLF) Garden Dialogues program, which provides exclusive access to exceptional landscapes, will go coast to coast, featuring projects that have been designed by some of today’s most talented and visionary landscape architects.

Participants will learn first-hand from landscape architects, architects, and their clients about the secrets to creating great gardens. These tours are limited to 30 guests to make them intimate, and last between 90 minutes and two hours to make them relaxed. LA CES™ professional development hours may be available to attendees. 

Join the WASLA Board of Directors:
Positions Available!

We are looking for you! Volunteers are needed for the 2022-2023 WASLA Board of Directors. Bring your enthusiasm and energy to the board, make your voice heard, and represent landscape architecture for our state!

Open Positions:

Secretary, two-year term of service
Treasurer, two-year term of service
Eastern Washington Member-at-Large: one-year term of service.
Western Washington Member-at-Large: one-year term of service.
Statewide Washington Member-at-Large: one-year term of service.

Current Board of Directors:

Duane Dietz, ASLA, President, term ends 2023
Nicholas Zurlini, Associate ASLA, President-Elect, term end 2026
Marieke Lacasse, ASLA, Trustee, term ends 2023
Dean W. Koonts, ASLA, Treasurer, term ends 2022
Jason Henry, ASLA, Secretary, term ends 2022
Jonathan Smith, ASLA, Member-at-Large, Eastern WA, term ends 2022
Mike Faulkner, ASLA, Member-at-Large, Western WA, term ends 2022
Maureen Colaizzi, ASLA, Member-at-Large, Statewide, term ends 2022


If you are interested in filling one of these open positions, please send an email to [email protected]

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