On June 7, 2022 Kline Galland celebrated the completion of this year’s Design Build with a dedication ceremony officiating the space as the Marty Bender Family Garden. Under the guidance of Professors Daniel Winterbottom and Amy Wagenfeld, 18 BLA and MLA students engaged community members to design a therapeutic courtyard garden for this skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle. Read more about this project in the Daily Journal of Commerce and through Kline Galland.
For the next cohort UWASLA Youth Outreach; Empowering BIPOC Youth: Pathways to Sustainable Design Futures, will be working with DRCC Youth Corps on a series of events to redesign Jack Block Park. We are looking for people interested in joining the events to lead the youth in the process of design. Please refer to the flyer for more information regarding the project. A LOOK INSIDE THE PROJECT: In the month of May, Empowering BIPOC Youth: Pathways to Sustainable Design Futures, will be
working with DRCC Youth Corps on a design mock studio to redesign Jack Block Park. During each event we will have a presentation stating the goals of the day. Then in smaller teams the youth will collaborate on designing their ideal Jack Block Park. Leads will be present and work with the youth to answer questions and push their designs. We hope to empower students in the design field by letting them make their own choices, we are there to support and elevate their designs. Please note there is an opportunity to join the planning team that works on organizing the outline of each event. If you’re interested please fill out this short survey to have you listed!Email with any questions: email@example.com
Opportunities to develop relationships with local professionals in the field of public works to not only understand future career opportunities but also get direct leads on employment! We also host resume reviews as well as networking sessions and tours to public works sites like the UW Power Plant and SeaTac International Airport.
The field of public works is vast and includes all aspects of civil engineering, environmental science and engineering, construction management, and public administration. The Washington State chapter of APWA is the 3rd largest chapter in the country and is very active in education, advocacy and networking. Membership in the UW Chapter is alse free!
The UW officers’ primary role is helping organize one or two events per quarter, including educational presentations, field trips, resume workshops and networking events with local professionals. If you are interested in joining us for next year, please fill out this form(tinyurl.com/APWAOfficerForm).
WASLA National Conference Stipends will be awarded to:
● Two student members of ASLA. Applicants must be enrolled in a university Landscape
Architecture program in Washington State.
● Two emerging professionals that are current ASLA Washington Chapter members.
Emerging professionals are those who graduated from university in the Class of 2017 or
The stipend is an award of $1,700.00 to attend the 2022 ASLA National Conference in San
Francisco, CA on November 11-14, 2022.
Recipients will be responsible for registration, airfare, and accommodations with personal funds.
These expenses will be reimbursed following purchase per WASLA reimbursement policy.
Applications must be received by Midnight on April 29th, 2022.
WASLA will announce the recipients in late May.
Previous WASLA National Conference Stipend recipients are not eligible.
Please respond to one of the following prompts in a short essay (300-500 words):
If you were to attend the 2022 ASLA Conference, what built-project in the San Francisco Bay
Area would you like to visit to learn more about one of the topics listed below? Please describe
what you’d hope to learn about the topic from your visit and about how this would inform your
studies or professional work. (Word limit: 500 words)
1. Gentrification, affordability, and homelessness
2. Changing the culture in practice
3. Climate change and resilience
4. Water resource management
5. Another topic that is a focus of your work or studies
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking two (2) interns for the Drainage and Wastewater (DWW) Line of Business to support the DWW Policy Program.
Policy interns will be responsible for supporting policy development by collaborating with staff across DWW, SPU, and broader City family to facilitate policy development, research policy issues, evaluate potential solutions, prepare briefings, and help to develop recommendations. Policy topics will generally focus on stormwater and wastewater system management and maintenance, and may include green stormwater infrastructure, non-potable water reuse strategies, climate change issues such as urban flooding, and more.
As a member of a collaborative team, the interns will have opportunities to work closely with individuals with extensive experience in policy, environmental regulation, city planning, and water and natural resource planning.
Develop basic understanding of city government functions and the DWW system and related policies
Participate in race and social justice work and practice building relational culture
Deep dive on 1-2 policy issues, practice gathering relevant information, performing economic and/or data analysis, summarizing information in succinct memos, and creating presentations to brief staff
Ride Now offers on-demand rides to eligible riders by providing ride vouchers up to $20 in value through Uber, Lyft or Yellow Cab to anywhere they want to go. While you don’t have to live in Seattle to use the service, your trip does have to start or end in the Seattle city limits. Riders can claim up to six $20 Ride Now vouchers per month (three roundtrips).
Riders can use the vouchers to connect to a transit hub or go someplace in their neighborhood not well served by transit.
To learn more about rider eligibility, how to use the service and to request ride vouchers, visit the Ride Now website.
Riders can choose which service provider they prefer based on their accessibility needs. Passengers who need a wheelchair accessible vehicle will be automatically routed to the Yellow Cab option.
During Autumn 2021, the Furniture Studio, a legacy course in the Architecture department, was offered to Landscape Architecture students for the first time. While the focus on craft and material remained constant, the context of the work provided a unique scale and scope not previously used in furniture studios.
Architecture faculty members Kimo Griggs and Steven M. Withycombe worked with 12 MLA and BLA students to design and fabricate landscape furniture.
Students receive a primer on lumber dimensions and wood types in the Fab Lab (photo by Sihong Zhu)
From infrastructure to buildings to landscapes, the built environment is furnished at a variety of scales. Furniture has been a critical organizing feature for centuries, signifying power, providing perspective, defining and supporting social organizations, comfort and health. Learning how to design and make furniture in the landscape is an education in landscape architecture writ small, including design strategy, ethics, team-work and sustainability. Investing in lasting materials and methods to produce full-scale, carefully-considered designs provides an extraordinary and lasting student experience. The inaugural Landscape Furniture Studio of Autumn 2021 produced a wide array of excellent designs, setting a high bar for future students.Professor Kimo Griggs
Students especially appreciated the course for advancing dialogue in interdisciplinary exploration at an object-level and the opportunity to work intimately with fabrication processes prioritizing the details of craft and making.
Furniture exists in every built environment, and as a result, it sits on the nexus of so many different fields. Kimo often said that you could “resolve the world in a piece of furniture” and I think that applies just as well to landscape design, architecture, city planning, and every other built environments field. It was so valuable to be able to work with architecture professors, as well, because it’s very easy to get ensconced in your department’s way of thinking. I feel that I have learned so much more having been exposed to different pedagogies in this very departmentally collaborative studio.Isa Lewis, BLA ‘23
Furniture studio fit perfectly into the MLA sequence. It complimented the work I was doing in Materials Craft and Construction and helped me understand both assemblies and materials more deeply. It’s so rare to have a full design-build experience in school, especially on a design that is all your own, and it was incredibly gratifying to experience the entire design process in a microcosm of a single piece of landscape furniture.Jesse Sleamaker, MLA ‘23
This longed-anticipated course will be part of the annual studio rotation moving forward. We’re looking forward to the interdisciplinary innovations that will come out of this studio for years to come.
(Click on the photos below for more information on each piece.)