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Alumni Spotlight: Carol Whipple (BLA ’83, FASLA)

This month we are highlighting alumni Carol Whipple! Carol (FASLA) graduated from the BLA program in 1983 and has worked on a number of projects that encompass historic preservation, restorations, new visitor facilities, and memorials. She worked for the National Park Service for 31 years and received the Presidential Design Award for successfully managing the design and construction of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. She was the project landscape architect for the White House under several Presidential administrations where she completed over 50 planning, design, and construction projects. She was elected as a Fellow of the ASLA in 2002 and has always strongly advocated for the landscape architecture profession and has served on numerous national committees of the ASLA and allied organizations. Now retired, Carol advocates for landscape architecture through involvement on local park advisory boards and as a lecturer to civic groups. Read more about Carol’s award-winning career in landscape architecture…

Alumni Spotlight: Craig Skipton ’03

This month we are highlighting Craig Skipton! He graduated from the MLA program in 2003 and currently works as the director of landscape architecture for Western Washington at AHBL. Craig is committed to diversifying what landscape architects do by engaging with people’s passions, finding new ways to bridge the gap between science and landscape architecture as well as improving educational environments through design. Craig and his wife also run a farm together called Heyday Farm on Bainbridge Island, which was completely designed and built by him! Read on to learn more of his story!

Alumni Spotlight: Biruk Belay BLA ’14

This month we are spotlighting landscape architect Biruk Belay (BLA, 2014). He currently lives in Seattle and works at Site Workshop.   UWLA: Could you outline your professional journey between graduation and today? BB: I graduated with a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture in 2014. During my final year of school, I was able to secure an internship at a firm here in Seattle. Soon after that, I had the opportunity to practice Landscape Architecture in Boston, Massachusetts where I spent…