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Affiliate, adjunct and emeritus faculty

Lyle Bicknell: Principal Urban Designer, Office of Planning and Community Development, City of Seattle
Bill Estes: Senior Landscape Architect, MIG, Inc.
Raymond Gastil: Director, Gastilworks LLC
Laure Heland: Affiliate Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington, and Co-Founder/Director at Integrated Ecology Lab
Eric Higbee: Principal Landscape Architect at Convene PLLC
Aaron Luoma: Principal at HBB Landscape Architecture
Ben Spencer: Affiliate Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington, and Co-Founder/Principal at Traction
Amy Wagenfeld:
PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS, EDAC, FAOTA; Nurture through Nature
Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D.: Research Social Scientist, Green Cities :: Good Health


Alex T. Anderson, Associate Professor
Ann Huppert Associate Professor
Jeffrey Ochsner, Professor
Ken Tadashi Oshima, Professor
Kathryn Rogers Merlino, Associate Professor
Rick Mohler, Professor
Robert PenaAssociate Professor
Vikramaditya Prakash,
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Gundula Proksch
Associate Professor

Urban Design & Planning

Daniel Abramson, Associate Professor
Marina Alberti, Professor
Rachel Berney, Associate Professor
Branden Born, Associate Professor
Manish Chalana, Associate Professor

Emeritus Faculty

Richard Horner is an environmental engineer who works with faculty and students in Landscape Architecture to provide a scientific and technical viewpoint in research and design projects involving urban water resources. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and previous engineering degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Horner splits his time between university research and private practice. In both cases his work concerns how human occupancy of and activities on the landscape affect natural waters, and how negative effects can be reduced. He is not presently teaching in the classroom but advises students in his affiliated departments in graduate thesis and independent study work.

Professor Nancy Rottle brings over two decades of landscape architecture professional experience to her role at the UW, where she has been teaching since 2001. Her work centers upon design as a means to create places that are ecologically healthy, culturally meaningful, and educationally and experientially resonant. Her recent scholarship, including the co-authored book Ecological Design, has focused on the application of theory and new practices to regenerate the health of urban and urbanizing environments.

Professor Rottle currently directs the UW’s Green Futures Research and Design Lab, which addresses questions and projects related to urban green infrastructure, topics on which Nancy publishes and lectures ( Collaborative projects and publications include the use of waterfronts to treat and re-use stormwater; urban green infrastructure for city streets and college campuses; public space planning and design; pedestrian and active transport environments; green roofs and walls; metrics to evaluate sustainable design projects; public engagement to envision positive futures; and the role of green infrastructure in mitigating and adapting to climate change. She co-edited the 2007 special journal edition of Places on Climate Change and Place, and researched this topic in New Zealand supported by a Senior Scholar Fulbright Fellowship.

Professor Rottle teaches design studio, theory and technical courses and advises on theses that examine the potential of design to positively affect our urban ecological futures, taking a special focus on public space design, water in the landscape and design for environmental literacy. Professor Rottle regularly teaches courses that integrate water into the planning and design process, from watershed to site scales, integrating knowledge of urban water-based projects from around the world. With support from the ScanlDesign Foundation, she leads urban design study tours to Denmark and Sweden, and collaborates with Gehl Architects of Copenhagen to teach interdisciplinary studios at the UW that merge considerations for ecological, economic, social and physical health. As the UW’s ScanlDesign Endowed Chair in Built Environments she facilitated internships and exchanges between the UW and Denmark.

A registered landscape architect, Nancy’s professional and academic planning and design projects have won local and national awards, including the acclaimed Cedar River Watershed Education Center, and Open Space Seattle 2100, a multidisciplinary planning process to develop a 100-year vision for Seattle’s green infrastructure. Her studios, thesis students and work of the Green Futures Lab have also won prestigious college, local, national and international awards. Most recently, she was recognized as a 2022 Husky Green Legacy Award winner. Passionate about sharing ecological design approaches and models, Nancy has lectured in the US, New Zealand, China, Canada, Russia and Europe.

Professor Emeritus Streatfield continues to teach in both the BLA and MLA programs. He is  is on the faculty of the College Certificate Programs in Urban Design and and Preservation Planning and Design. His undergraduate degree in architecture is from the Brighton College of Arts and Crafts in England and he has a post-graduate degree in landscape architecture from the University of London, and an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Streatfield is a registered architect in the United Kingdom. He has been a Farrand Fellow at University of California, Berkeley and received an individual NEA fellowship.

Professor Streatfield practices as a consultant historian. He served in this capacity for several years on the impressive preservation of the gardens at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California. He is currently working on a biography of Lockwood deForest, Jr., an important and little known landscape architect whose practice in Santa Barbara from 1920 until 1949 anticipated many aspects of modernism and regionally approriate plantmanship.

Professor Moudon instructs students in urban design and research methods.
She is President of the International Seminar on Urban Morphology (ISUF),
an international and interdisciplinary organization of scholars and practitioners;
a Faculty Associate at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, in Cambridge,
MA; a Fellow of the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C.; and a National
Advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program on Active Living
Policy and Environmental Studies

Dr. Moudon holds a B.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley,
and a Doctor es Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne,
Switzerland. Her work focuses on urban form analysis, land monitoring,
neighborhood and street design, and nom-motorized transportation. Her current
research is supported by the U.S. and Washington State departments of Transportation,
the Puget Sound Regional Council, the Federal Highway Administration, and
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Her published works include Built for Change: Neighborhood
Architecture in San Francisco (MIT Press 1986), Public Streets for Public
Use (Columbia University Press 1991), and Monitoring Land Supply with Geographic
Information Systems (with M. Hubner, John Wiley & Sons, 2000). She
also published several monographs, such as Master-Planned Communities:
Shaping Exurbs in the 1990 ( with B. Wiseman and K.J. Kim, distributed
by the APA Bookstore, 1992) and Urban Design: Reshaping Our Cities (with
W. Attoe, University of Washington, College of Architecture and Urban Planning,
1995). Dr. Moudon has been an active participant in The Mayors’ Institute
on City Design since 1992. She has consulted for many communities nationally
and internationally to develop urban design guidelines for new construction
which respect the character of the existing landscape and built environment
and which support non-motorized transportation. She has worked with planning
officials, design professionals, and neighborhood groups in the Puget Sound
as well as in San Francisco, CA, Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Stockholm,
Sweden, among others. She taught courses and conducted seminars in urban
design, planning, and housing in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Japan,
France, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.

Thaisa Way FASLA, FAAR, BS UC Berkeley, M’ArchH UVa, PhD Cornell University is a landscape historian whose research and teaching engage history, theory, and design. After 15 years in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Seattle she has taken on the leadership of Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, a research institute under the stewardship of the Trustees of Harvard University. In this position she stewards emerging scholarship in histories and narratives of land, place, and landscape as well as serving as the Principal Investigator for the Mellon funded initiative “Democracy and Landscape: Race, Identity, and Difference”.

Dr. Way was the 2015-2016 Garden Club of America Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome. She was elevated to Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2018 in recognition of her contributions to the profession and discipline as a scholar and teacher.

Dr. Way has published and lectured on feminist histories of landscape architecture and public space in cities. Her book, Unbounded Practices: Women, Landscape Architecture, and Early Twentieth Century Design (2009, University of Virginia Press) was awarded the J.B. Jackson Book Award in 2012. A second book, From Modern Space to Urban Ecological Design: the Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag (University of Washington Press 2015) explores the narrative of post-industrial cities and the practice of landscape architecture. She has edited two books in urban environmental history and practice including Now Urbanism (Routledge, 2013) with Jeff Hou, Ken Yocom, and Ben Spencer, River Cities/City Rivers (Harvard Press, 2018).

Dr. Way completed two monographs, GGN Landscapes: 1998-2018 (Timber Press, 2018) and Landscape Architect A.E. Bye: Sculpting the Earth, Modern Landscape Design Series (pending image permissions). Her edited collection volume Garden as Art: Beatrix Farrand at Dumbarton Oaks was published in 2022 in honor of the landscapes centennial. Co-edited with Eric Avila, the collection of essays titled Segregation and Resistant in the Landscapes of the Americas is forthcoming.

Dr. Way served as Chair of Faculty Senate, UW as well as Chair of the Senate Committee on Planning and Budget from 2016-2019. As a historian she was Chair and Senior Fellow for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies  Program (2011-2017), member of the jury for the ASLA professional awards, and has served as a design reviewer, history consultant, and collaborator for numerous projects all with the intention to improve our public realm and build a stronger democracy. She was the founding director of Urban@UW, a coalition of urban researchers and teachers collaboratively addressing complex urban challenges and Chair of Faculty Senate at the University of Washington.

In Memoriam

Robert Buchanan was a beloved teacher and critic at UW during his time in the department. He lived in Rome (as a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome 1958-59 and as a resident 1962-1965, 1983, 1984-1985), Paris (at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (1987), and in Seattle, as Chair and Professor of Landscape Architecture at UW (1969-1995). Outside the University he was a noted painter, draftsman, and printmaker, producing a large body of work which was exhibited in Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Rome, Paris and other cities.

You can see a collection of Robert Buchanan’s images and art on our portfolio page.

Richard Haag founded the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington in 1963. His creativity and sensitivity to the natural environment and adaptive re-use of existing structures and facilities has been expressed in the more than 500 built projects on which he has worked. He is a skilled in collaborative design, innovative thinking, community involvement, and project management. Richard Haag was educated at University of Illinois, university of California at Berkeley (B.L.A.), and Harvard University Graduate School of Design (M.L.A.), awarded a Fulbright in Japan for two years and was Resident at the American Academy in Rome. Harvard University Graduate School of Design honored Mr. Haag with a symposium and exhibition entitled Exploring the Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag (Spring 1996), followed with the publication of the book: Richard Haag: Bloedel Reserve and Gas Works Park. Richard Haag is the only person to twice receive the American Society of Landscape Architects Presidents Award for Design Excellence: Gas Works Park, Seattle, WA and The Sequence of Gardens at Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA. Haag continues to teach, lectures internationally, and practices as Principal of Richard Haag & Associates in Seattle, Washington.

In Memoriam

Former affiliate faculty member, founding principle of Jones & Jones.

In Memoriam

Iain retired in March 2020 from the University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture after 38 years of dedicated service.  During his tenure as a faculty member, Iain was an active mentor, supportive leader and dedicated educator. As Department Chair for eight years he oversaw the hire and promotion of many of the senior members of our current faculty, and as teacher continuously sought opportunities for students to expand their potential for design thinking and creative action.

Our faculty unanimously approved a proposal for his recognition as Associate Professor Emeritus. This position is in recognition of Iain’s long-standing commitment to our community, for dedicating his professional life to education, and for opening everyone’s eyes to the potential of creativity as a pedagogical tool.

Iain was also an Adjunct Faculty in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, College of the Environment. He earned a B.Arch. (Honours) from Edinburgh University, Scotland and an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania and is a registered Landscape Architect. Professor Robertson’s professional interests focus on the spatial, functional, aesthetic and ecological uses of plants in design and the role of creativity in the teaching and practice of design.

In Memoriam

Cultivating Creativity, January 2022


Remaking a reef: designing a new artificial reef at Redondo dive site

An old Highway 520 crossbeam could be ‘urban ruins’ honoring anti-freeway activists

Sally Schauman taught in both the BLA and MLA programs. She had a liberal arts degree from Duke University, a professional landscape architecture degree from North Carolina State University and a MS in Resource Management from the University of Michigan.

Sally was a registered landscape architect, a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University and is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Sally retired in August 2000 from the University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture after 21 years of dedicated service. Sally established the MLA Program and served as Chair of the Department for 12 years. She was later an adjunct professor in the Nicholas school of the Environment at Duke University.