Alumni Spotlight


October 9, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Kara Weaver, BLA ’05

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For this edition of Alumni Spotlight we had the opportunity to speak with Kara Weaver, a landscape architect at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) and a 2005 graduate of the BLA program. UW/LA: Could you describe your current position and what a typical day looks like for you? K: Right now I am the Project Manager…


April 10, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Brad Kurokawa, BLA ‘82

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This month we are spotlighting landscape architect Brad Kurokawa (BLA, 1982). He currently lives and works in Hawai’i as a Principal at Ki Concepts LLC, a small landscape architecture firm. UWLA: Could you describe your current position? BK: I’m a principal at Ki Concepts LLC, a small landscape architecture firm with my brother Joel. Our…


January 29, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Deutsch, MLA ’97

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This month we are spotlighting Barbara Deutsch, a 1997 graduate of the MLA program. She currently lives in Washington D.C. working as the CEO of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF). UWLA: What does a typical day look like in your position? BD: No two days are the same but there are cyclical work flows during…


November 21, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Steve Moddemeyer, BLA ‘89

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This month we are spotlighting Steve Moddemeyer (BLA 1989). Steve works in Seattle and is a principal with CollinsWoerman, an architecture and planning firm. His work focuses on creative planning and policy strategies that promote urban resilience and sustainability. UWLA: Could you outline your professional journey between graduation and today? S: My first job was…


October 13, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Shu-Kuei (Tako) Hsu, MLA ’14

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT is a new department initiative to connect our prospective and current students with the diverse career trajectories and professional work of our graduates. We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our alumni, and enjoy the opportunity to learn about the directions they have taken their career, whether short or long. The interviews…


December 24, 2015

UW LArch alumnus Harley Pan’s Floating Wetlands documentary

For the past two years, MLA student Matthew MacDonald (2016) has been studying the viability and effectiveness of floating wetlands to improve local water quality. The research has been conducted in partnership with UW Larch / UW CBE and Green Futures Lab, with support from King County, Washington Conservation Corps, and Society of Wetland Scientists….


July 17, 2015

Congratulations to UW Alum Steve Durrant for being elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows!

Photo: Erin Lodi The American Society of Landscape Architects has chosen to elevate Steve Durrant (MLA ’83) to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2015. Durrant, along with 36 other ASLA members, will be recognized at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO this November in Chicago. View Details Steve Durrant’s Alumni Profile


May 28, 2015

UW MLA alum, Barbara Deutsch Honored with 2015 CELA President’s Award

Congratulations to LAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, graduate of the UW MLA program. View Details