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  • Autumn 2023 End-of-Quarter Reviews

    November 30, 2023

    All our welcome to come see student work at our end of quarter reviews in the upcoming weeks!

  • Drawing in Design Lecture: Amitabh Verma Friday 11/17

    November 15, 2023

    Much more than an imitative, representational act, drawing is a versatile, organic skill which encourages creativity and exploration, and also underlies many other modes of visual expression. This pre-workshop lecture will highlight drawing’s identity as a rich, meaningful communication device which provides the foundation for a specialized artistic technique.

  • Lid I-5 North to Host U District Community Vision Workshop

    November 9, 2023

    An aerial view of Interstate 5 between the University District and Wallingford, looking south towards Downtown

    On Thursday, November 9th, the U District Partnership, the Lid I-5 campaign, and the UW Scan Design Master Studio will be hosting a community vision workshop focused on lidding Interstate 5 between NE 45th and NE 50th Streets. People of all walks of life are encouraged to come out and share their ideas for how they would…

  • Master’s of Landscape Architecture Info Session

    November 6, 2023

    For those of you in your senior year and considering graduate school, we have a few Master's of Landscape Architecture Info Sessions this quarter for you to engage with. Join us for an Information Session in November, or December. The Info Sessions include an MLA Program and Admissions Overview, a panel with current students and…

  • Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture Info Session

    November 6, 2023

    Our only BLA/UED info session for this quarter is scheduled for November 15, which will be in-person in Gould Hall (and if you can't make it, there is a link to a pre-recorded session online - see below). This information session will include a brief overview of the program by the adviser, a current student…

  • Winter Quarter Registration begins Friday 11/3

    November 3, 2023

    Winter Quarter Registration begins Friday 11/3 If you are looking for courses to take for this upcoming quarter, be sure to check out some of the courses offered by our department here. Some of the courses we offer this semester range from Introduction to Landscape Architecture to Human Experiences of Place and many more! For…

  • City Nature and the Nature of Cities with Rasmus Astrup

    November 1, 2023

    Please join us for an engaging and timely lecture by Rasmus Astrup of the Copenhagen-based design studio SLA on Monday November 13, 6-7:30pm. This lecture will cover the firm's innovative approach to climate mitigation and how adaptation centered around the multifaceted capabilities of city nature.

  • Book Launch: Nature-Based Allied Health Practice with Affiliate Amy Wagenfeld and Shannon Marder

    November 1, 2023

    "Amy Wagenfeld & Shannon Marder are excited to launch their book: Nature-Based Allied Health Practice: Creative and Evidence-Based Strategies. The benefits of interacting with nature for our social, cognitive, and physical wellbeing are well documented. But how practical is it to take therapy into nature, or bring nature into therapy? This evidence-based and accessible guide…

  • UW Research Features Celina Balderas Guzmán in New Faculty Spotlight

    October 30, 2023

    Woman posing with her arms crossed

    Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Celina Balderas Guzmán featured in New Faculty Spotlight highlighting her research that spans environmental planning, design, science and climate change adaptation. | UW Research

  • UWLA Students Awarded Top Pacific Horticulture Design Futurist Prize

    October 25, 2023

    by Chris Copeland (MLA 2025) In the summer of 2023, Pacific Horticulture held a design competition to support new planting ideas for Pioneer Park in San Francisco, CA. Working with an historic site like Coit Tower, which can attract up to one hundred and fifty thousand visitors per year, our team wanted to use this opportunity…

  • Kove Janeseki featured in UW Farm Weekly Newsletter (10.11.23)

    October 25, 2023

    Kove Janeski (UW Farm Operations Lead) writes: The UW Farm has been experimenting with cereal cultivation this growing season: we have grown and are processing multiple wheat varieties at the Center for Urban Horiculture Farm site and are also testing out a small planting of quinoa within Mercer Court's Chenopodiaceae plot. Alongside the Farm's other…

  • Exploring the Greenland Ice Sheet with the University of Washington

    October 20, 2023

    This Early Fall, seven of our CBE graduate students from UWLA and Urban Design and Planning joined the UW College of Environment group in Ilulissat, Greenland. Bringing students and researchers to Greenland gives them a real-time view from the forefront of the climate crisis. Check out this great post from the September 2023 Scan Design…


    July 15, 2023


    Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated landscape architecture a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) degree program. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) advocated for the designation.

  • Jeffrey Hou of the UW Department of Landscape Architecture Elected to Prestigious American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows

    June 29, 2023

    Jeffrey Hou

    The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the election of Jeffrey Hou, Ph.D. of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington, Seattle as one of 48 ASLA Fellows.

  • Camas ‘Baskets’ Installed in Burke Meadow

    June 23, 2023

    Urban environments pose a series of challenges to native habitat projects, such as heat from nearby hardscapes, trash and pollution, and disturbance from people visiting the site. The Burke Meadow project is no exception. One of the greatest challenges to the success of the meadow’s camas is grazing by feral urban rabbits, who often eat…

  • InterAction Nepal | Spring 2023 | Bhangal Community Hall

    June 22, 2023

    During the spring quarter of 2023, the UW Department of Landscape Architecture sponsored the InterAction Nepal program in collaboration with the Kathmandu University Department of Development Studies. UW and Nepali students from multiple disciplines worked with community members from Bhangal, Budhanilkantha, an informal urban settlement in the Kathmandu Valley destroyed during Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes.

  • UW//LA JEDI Newsletter SPR '23

    June 1, 2023

    With the 2022-23 academic year coming to a close, this Spring newsletter highlights a bevy of department-wide Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) events that have taken place during this past quarter, as well as updates on activities taken on by the UW//LA JEDI Committee and the CBE Diversity Council. Opportunities to actively engage with…

  • Alumni Spotlight: Craig Skipton '03

    May 25, 2023

    Craig meeting with Maria at Waypoint.

    This month we are highlighting Craig Skipton! He graduated from the MLA program in 2003 and currently works as the director of landscape architecture for Western Washington at AHBL. Craig is committed to diversifying what landscape architects do by engaging with people’s passions, finding new ways to bridge the gap between science and landscape architecture…

  • SPR 23 End of Quarter Review Schedule

    May 24, 2023

    Check out the work of our spring studios and courses, and good luck on that final push towards SUMMER!

  • ANNOUNCING: Vincent Javet as Assistant Teaching Professor

    May 23, 2023

    We are delighted to announce that Vincent Javet will join our department as an Assistant Teaching Professor beginning in summer 2023. Vincent has previous experience in both teaching and professional practice. Trained as a landscape architect and urban planner, Vincent is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Rutgers University where he…