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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…

BLA Info Session – Recording now available!

Want to find out more about the Landscape Architecture department’s undergraduate programs? This recording from February 2023 covers information on the field of Landscape Architecture, our department’s philosophies, course/study abroad offerings, and admissions requirements for the Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture program, as well as our Urban Ecological Design Minor. This video also showcases one of our current students who discusses their experience in the program, and walks through the portfolio they submitted to apply to the BLA program.

UW//LA JEDI Newsletter WIN ’23

UWLA JEDI Committee Updates GGN Firm Tour 3/29 – RSVP BY FRI 3/17! The JEDI committee this quarter has been working in concert with the Professional Advisory Council (PAC) to offer a firm tour with GGN at the beginning of Spring quarter. This is a lead up event to this year’s Out in Front exhibit, which will showcase Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) values in professional practice. Check out the event blurb at the end of this newsletter along…

Just Urban Design

Newly released! “Just Urban Design: The Struggle for a Public City” (MIT Press 2022) features a collection of chapters and case studies that apply a social justice lens to the design of urban environments.

End-of-Year Note from the Chair

I hope this letter finds you and those close to you doing well as we enter the holiday season here in the U.S. This has been a year of change in the department as we have bid farewell to several faculty and welcomed new… yet there is a buzz of excitement again among our students, faculty, and others in the classrooms and studios.