Student Experience

Reading the Elwha 2018

For the last four years, Associate Professor and Department Chair Ken Yocom has brought an interdisciplinary group of students out to the Olympic Peninsula for a summer course titled “Reading the Elwha.” During a week of hiking the landscape and field meetings with local scientists, land managers, and tribal members, students explore concepts of Nature and…

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L Arch Students Participate in Architecture Summer Design / Build Studio

Two L Arch students (Nina Mross and Jiyoung Park) took part in this summer design/build project addressing food prep in Seattle’s homeless communities. Food and the ability to prepare it are fundamental components of life. Places of food preparation–whether a home kitchen or a fire pit–serve not only their most explicit functions but also act…

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Diversifying the Professional through K-12 Outreach

The following article was written by 2018 MLA graduate Allison Ong for the ASLA Professional Practice Networks’ Blog. In the first year of my MLA, I was assigned a review of Gina Ford, FASLA’s talk, “Into an Era of Landscape Humanism.” Her opening words have stayed with me ever since: “Fifty years ago,” she begins,…

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