Alumni

indexOur alumni are leaders in a wide range of industries across public, private and nonprofit sectors. They work in renowned design firms in Seattle and throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Many are employed in government agencies at local, state and federal levels, including Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, San Francisco Pavement to Parks Program and the National Parks Service. Our graduates have also served on leading nonprofit organizations including the Landscape Architecture Foundation and Design in Public. Others have pursued careers in construction, sustainable design, and development. A number of our alumni have also pursued academic careers, teaching in institutions worldwide, including University of Edinburgh, University of Hong Kong, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of Minnesota, University of Vermont and University of Washington.

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Alumni spotlights

Alumni Spotlight: Kara Weaver, BLA ’05

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For this edition of Alumni Spotlight we had the opportunity to speak with Kara Weaver, a landscape architect at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) and a 2005 graduate of the BLA program. UW/LA: Could you describe your current position and what a typical day looks like for you? K: Right now I am the Project Manager…

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Alumni Spotlight: Brad Kurokawa, BLA ‘82

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This month we are spotlighting landscape architect Brad Kurokawa (BLA, 1982). He currently lives and works in Hawai’i as a Principal at Ki Concepts LLC, a small landscape architecture firm. UWLA: Could you describe your current position? BK: I’m a principal at Ki Concepts LLC, a small landscape architecture firm with my brother Joel. Our…

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Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Deutsch, MLA ’97

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This month we are spotlighting Barbara Deutsch, a 1997 graduate of the MLA program. She currently lives in Washington D.C. working as the CEO of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF). UWLA: What does a typical day look like in your position? BD: No two days are the same but there are cyclical work flows during…

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Alumni Spotlight: Steve Moddemeyer, BLA ‘89

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This month we are spotlighting Steve Moddemeyer (BLA 1989). Steve works in Seattle and is a principal with CollinsWoerman, an architecture and planning firm. His work focuses on creative planning and policy strategies that promote urban resilience and sustainability. UWLA: Could you outline your professional journey between graduation and today? S: My first job was…

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Alumni Spotlight: Shu-Kuei (Tako) Hsu, MLA ’14

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT is a new department initiative to connect our prospective and current students with the diverse career trajectories and professional work of our graduates. We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our alumni, and enjoy the opportunity to learn about the directions they have taken their career, whether short or long. The interviews…

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UW LArch alumnus Harley Pan’s Floating Wetlands documentary

For the past two years, MLA student Matthew MacDonald (2016) has been studying the viability and effectiveness of floating wetlands to improve local water quality. The research has been conducted in partnership with UW Larch / UW CBE and Green Futures Lab, with support from King County, Washington Conservation Corps, and Society of Wetland Scientists….

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Congratulations to UW Alum Steve Durrant for being elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows!

Photo: Erin Lodi The American Society of Landscape Architects has chosen to elevate Steve Durrant (MLA ’83) to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2015. Durrant, along with 36 other ASLA members, will be recognized at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO this November in Chicago. View Details Steve Durrant’s Alumni Profile

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UW MLA alum, Barbara Deutsch Honored with 2015 CELA President’s Award

Congratulations to LAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, graduate of the UW MLA program. View Details

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