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  • Catherine De Almeida in Handbook of Urban Landscape Research

    January 23, 2023

    Catherine De Almeida's book chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Urban Landscape Research (Routledge, 2022) is available online as an e-book!  Check it out! Landscape Lifecycles Renewed Principles for Waste in Urban Landscape Design Abstract  "Waste is a cultural condition. Exploitative resource consumption and unfettered waste production are causing water, food, climate and ecological crises. Attitudes motivate actions…


  • Shantol Morgan (BLA 2025) awarded inaugural LAF Ignite Scholarship

    January 9, 2023

    We are thrilled to announce Shantol Morgan, BLA 2025, is a recipient of the LAF Ignite Scholarship, joining an inaugural cohort of four students. Congratulations, Shantol! "LAF Ignite is a multi-year program for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) landscape architecture students, providing participants with an annual $10,000 scholarship, annual paid summer internship, and…


  • Just Urban Design

    December 16, 2022

    Newly released! "Just Urban Design: The Struggle for a Public City" (MIT Press 2022) features a collection of chapters and case studies that apply a social justice lens to the design of urban environments. Sixteen contributors, including Rachel Berney and Jeff Hou of UW, exam topics ranging from single-family zoning and community capacity building to immigrant street…


  • End-of-Year Note from the Chair

    December 14, 2022

    I hope this letter finds you and those close to you doing well as we enter the holiday season here in the U.S. This has been a year of change in the department as we have bid farewell to several faculty and welcomed new… yet there is a buzz of excitement again among our students,…


  • UW//LA JEDI Newsletter AUT ’22

    December 8, 2022

    Part of the critical work of JEDI is consciousness-raising and we want to elevate the good work that is happening by and for the department. Read our quarterly newsletter that highlights and celebrates the work we have done and continue to do around equity and justice, as well as provide resources, events, and other opportunities…


  • Autumn Quarter - End of Quarter Review Schedule

    December 5, 2022

    Come check out the projects our students have been working on all quarter long : )!


  • 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.


  • Amy Wagenfeld awarded for ASLA Outstanding Service

    November 30, 2022

    Congratulations to Amy Wagenfeld, affiliate associate professor, who received the ASLA Outstanding Service Award this past November at the 2022 ASLA Conference in San Francisco.


  • Catherine De Almeida in Landscape Architecture Magazine

    November 23, 2022

    If you've flipped through the November issue of LAM, you may have seen Assistant Professor Catherine De Almeida's important review of Fresh Banana Leaves by Jessica Hernandez. You can read Assistant Professor De Almeida's review at the link.


  • Radical Botany: Speculative Landscapes for Uncertain Times

    November 21, 2022

    Come check out the Seattle Design Festival installation from Elizabeth Umbanhowar's LA 407 studio in the Gould Gallery - now until December 16!


  • Eve Wang (BLA '24) featured in UW Farm Weekly Newsletter

    November 18, 2022

    Around The Farm By Yixuan Wang (Eve), UW Farm AST Intern, College of Built Environments, majoring in Landscape Architecture How can landscape architects foster better urban farming communities? As a landscape architecture student, I have a different perspective of the farm. Looking at farming through the lens of architecture and designing spaces, I see an…


  • Kove Janeski (MLA '24) featured in UW Farm Weekly Newsletter

    November 4, 2022

    Around The Farm By Kove Janeski, UW Farm Student Staff - Organic Farming and Operations Lead It's Winter Squash Season! The UW Farm is constantly seeking out rare, culturally significant crop varieties that may be adaptable to our pacific northwest climate. This season, one of those crops was the Seminole pumpkin. Being native to Florida, this squash does…


  • LAF Fellowship Spotlight: Landscape, Incarceration, and Rehabilitation

    October 31, 2022

    This fall, Professor Daniel Winterbottom is using his fellowship to conduct research on prisons and the role landscape plays in them.


  • Green Future's Lab: Molbak’s Garden + Home will anchor the new Woodinville Gardens District

    October 21, 2022

    Seattle Time’s Pacific Northwest Magazine recognized the Green Future Lab’s work on the Woodinville 2030 / Molbak's project we completed a few years ago and will soon break ground.


  • 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


  • Jeff Hou’s Research Recognized by Office of Global Affairs

    October 12, 2022

    In 2019, Jeff Hou received a Global Innovation Fund Research Award to explore how youth are engaging in social action and creative space-making in East Asia. Hou used the funding to host a three-day online workshop with special guests from the U.S. and East Asia to explore and share knowledge on current social movements across…


  • Emily Saeger featured in Freeway Park Newsletter

    October 6, 2022

    Freeway Park In Profile The Faces of our Community  Courtesy of Freeway Park Association Newsletter Name:  Emily Adelia Saeger Occupation/s:  Graduate student - Master’s of Landscape Architecture ‘23 @ UW & Botanical Artist What brings you to the Park?  Freeway Park is a unique urban park design - it spans a major freeway, connecting two severed halves…


  • In Memoriam: Sally Schauman

    September 19, 2022

    Sally Schauman

    Professor Emeritus, passed away on April 10, 2022. Having joined the faculty in 1980 as Associate Professor, Sally helped to establish the Master of Landscape Architecture Program, and served as Chair of the Department for 12 years


  • Case Study Investigation (CSI): Measuring Health and Happiness at Dune Peninsula

    September 6, 2022

    Graduate student Rebecca Habtour discusses the research being done at Dune Peninsula as part of the Landscape Architecture Foundation's Case Study Investigation program. The research team includes Landscape Architecture professors Ken Yocom and Amy Wagenfield, who are CSI Research Fellows. | LAF