May 2019


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In This Issue...

  1. President's Remarks
  2. Dilip de Cunha: Design with Wetness
  3. ASLA Membership Can Help You Find a Job
  4. Washington State Landscape Architect Board
  5. Welcome New Members!
  6. WASLA Jobs
  7. Job Portals
  8. Support Endowed Scholarships

Newsletter Editor

Coreen Schmidt

WASLA Board of Directors

Tim Slazinik, ASLA

Past President
Laura Thompson, ASLA

Marieke Lacasse, ASLA

Dean Koonts, ASLA

Maren McBride, ASLA

Member at Large
Rebecca Wahlstrom, ASLA

Member at Large, W. WA
Lucas Vannice, ASLA

Member at Large, E. WA
Steele Fitzloff, ASLA

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President's Remarks
Tim Slazinik

This month we are looking back on another great World Landscape Architecture Month. Our Month was capped by a trip to the ASLA Headquarters in Washington D.C. where Trustee Marieke Lacasse and I spent the day on capitol hill advocating for our profession and legislation that affects our community directly. We were able to meet with staff at 4 different offices and had a meeting with Senator Maria Cantwell herself to dialogue about Flexible Stormwater solutions, Green Infrastructure, and National Parks Maintenance Backlog. It is always fantastic to spend time with our counterparts from across the nation as well, learning about ways to bring more value and more services to our members in Washington.

The beginning of summer also means the beginning of new projects and events. The call for nominations for your Board of Directors is out and we hope you will consider nominating someone you feel will best serve WASLA. We are beginning to gear up for our annual awards as well. More details to come soon on that event. Planning is also beginning for a legislative site tour in August. Our hope is to keep our advocacy momentum going by inviting state and national representatives to tour works of landscape architecture this summer in order to show them first hand the impact that our members have on the built and natural environments.

Have a great Summer!


Dilip da Cunha: Design with Wetness

We live in the time of wetness, a wetness that is everywhere before it is water somewhere. It aligns us to a design imagination that accommodates fluidity, openness, and complexity. But it also pushes us to expose the deep-rooted landcentric imagination that has disciplined the world around us to subjugate water. It is a world that is unraveling before us. With rising seas, flooding cities, polluted rivers, piling wastes, and widening inequalities, we believe that ubiquitous wetness in place of the land-water binary holds the way forward. It is an exciting pre-disciplinary ground of design by which we re-articulate the past, experience the present, and envision the future. Reception to follow, and books will be available for sale + signing!

This lecture is FREE and open to the public, but we ask that you register here.

We will offer 1 PDH (Professional Development Hour) via LA/CES.

When: Wednesday, May 22; 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Where: University of Washington, Architecture Hall (ARC), Room 147

ASLA Membership Can Help You
Find a Job

A bold statement,  to be sure, but ASLA JobLink can help you get your resumes and work seen by professionals across the nation.  There are many job search websites and programs in use today, but consider JobLink as a focused search of employment among other ASLA members.  Your first thought might be that it would only be useful for recent graduates,  eager to find their first “real” job.  The need for finding work can arise even later in life when faced with downsizing or just needing a change.  Wherever stage you are at, ASLA is right at your fingertips, ready to help get you connected with meaningful work.  To find out more, check out the membership page.

Washington State Landscape Architect Board

Board Meetings

At its April 26, 2019, meeting, the Washington State Landscape Architect Board conducted its annual election of officers. The new officers are:

Len Zickler, Chair
Deborah Peters, Vice Chair
Sharon Robinson-Losey, Secretary

The next board meeting will be:
July 12, 2019 – 9:00 am
ESD 113/Capital Event Center
6005 Tyee Drive SW
Tumwater, WA  98512

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Information regarding past and upcoming board meetings is available on our website.

Welcome New Members!

WASLA would like to welcome new members, Sukayana Ranade & Craig Skipton. If you are interested in becoming a WASLA member, please click here.


Director of Landscape Architecture - Blueline

Landscape Architect/Designer - Fazio Associates

Landscape Designer - GGLO Design

Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect - PACE Engineers

Landscape Architect or Designer, and LA Project Manger - Gustafson, Guthrie Nichol

Job Portals

UW Internship/Practicum Portal
WSU Job Board

Support Endowed Scholarships

Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund
Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture

Washington Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects 
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