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


  • 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,…


  • Landscape Architecture alumni establish a fund for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts

    February 9, 2022

    UW // LA Fund for EDI, equity, diversity, inclusion

    During their time as students in Landscape Architecture, Rhiannon Neuville, Peter Samuels, and Jake Minden set out to establish a support fund in their department to help advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts. Launched in December 2020, the UW//LA Fund for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion aims to financially support a wide range of programs…


  • Alumni Spotlight: Kara Weaver, BLA '05

    October 9, 2018

    Kara Weaver headshot

    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. Design for Hemisfair Civic Park in San Antonio, Texas. UW/LA: Could you describe your current position and what a typical day looks like for…


  • Alumni Spotlight: Brad Kurokawa, BLA ‘82

    April 10, 2018

    Brad Kurokawa headshot

    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…


  • Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Deutsch, MLA ’97

    January 29, 2018

    Barbara Deutsch headshot

    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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