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!
The Green Futures Lab strives to create habitat and cleaner waterways through the use of floating wetlands. Check out this great video from King County summarizing our Duwamish floating wetland project. | King County TV
We are so grateful to congratulate UW LARCH Professor Jeffrey Hou and Assoc. Professor Ken Yocom on their 2023 CELA Award recognitions; read their testimonies and award details here.
Our Woodland Creek Design Build is featured in this season’s Arboretum Foundation newsletter. The graduating class of BLAs did an amazing job renovating the former drainage pipe. To read more great details about the students’ work, check out this article from the Arboretum Foundation website.
OUT in FRONT is a showcase for local firms to share innovative and exciting design work with students and the larger professional design community. This year’s event encourages professionals to share work that highlights JEDI principles, practices, or inquiries. Join us for light snacks and beverages to kick off the showcase.
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…
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.
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…
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This exhibit features the sketches and watercolor works of Daniel Winterbottom from his neighborhood wanderings and observations of pandemic life: “deserted streets, businesses closing overnight, and a dramatic increase of homeless encampments.” Register and join us on February 24.