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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


  • Sherry Xu (MLA '22) in Kubota Garden Foundation Newsletter

    December 2, 2022

    Meet Sherry Xu When I first entered Kubota Garden, I was struck by its unique and traditional Japanese landscape features. I wanted to know more about how such a beautiful Japanese garden was designed, built, developed, and maintained, so I decided to volunteer with the Kubota Garden Foundation. To learn more about Kubota Garden, I…


  • WASLA: ASLA 2022 National Conference Stipend Recipients

    December 2, 2022

    Congratulations to the 2022 ASLA National Conference Stipend recipients, Kove Janeski and Natalie Weiss (both MLA '24), and Emerging Professionals Rebecca Bachman and Lauren Iversen (both MLA '20). Thanks to the generous support of our local ASLA - Washington Chapter, our students were able to attend this year’s ASLA Conference in San Francisco.


  • Video: How land design is answering the cultural needs of Native Americans in Seattle

    October 16, 2022

    Tim Lehman (Northern Arapaho), MLA graduate and lecturer, talks about his work with Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center and local Indigenous communities. | The Seattle Times


  • Mikyoung Kim Design, UW alums, Recipient of ASLA Firm of the Year Award

    August 8, 2022

    The American Society of Landscape Architects recently awarded Mikyoung Kim Design the Firm of the Year Award, the highest honor that the ASLA bestows on a landscape architecture firm. Congratulations to UW alums, Associate Principal Bryan Chou (CEP ' 02) and Associate Jess Hamilton (MLA '17)!   Mikyoung Kim Press Release Boston, Massachusetts August 2,…


  • Alumni Feature

    March 22, 2022

    Jocine Velasco (MLA ’21), Rhys Coffee (MLA ’23), and Ken Yocom are working closely with the Burke Museum, the UW Native American Advisory Board, UW Grounds and Maintenance, and the design firm GGN to study the health and viability of a camas meadow recently designed and installed at the Burke Museum on the UW campus. The collaboration is working to…

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