Student Experience

ASLA Advocacy Week 2018

UWASLA Co-President Sophie Krause (MLA ’19 candidate) and ASLA Student Representative Darin Rosellini (BLA ’18 candidate) traveled to Washington D.C. for Advocacy Week last month. This year’s ASLA Advocacy Week was “Landscape Architects Creating Resilient Solutions for Every Community.” Here’s Sophie’s reflection on this opportunity: At a time when just last year ASLA and the…

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Auburn Alleyway Activation

What happens when you turn an uninviting alleyway lined with dumpsters over to UW Landscape Architecture students? They produce a design that allows for sitting, eating, and gathering while adding green space and improved stormwater runoff. The city of Auburn, Washington discovered these possibilities for such a space when three 2018 MLA graduates (Allison Ong,…

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BLA student on her experience transferring to UW

BLA student Jessica Chandler answered some questions about her experience as a transfer student in the Landscape Architecture program for the Fall 2017 Transfer Newsletter. Name: Jessica Chandler Major/Year: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) ‘19 Previous Institution: Shoreline Community College Year and Quarter Transferred: Summer 2016 ABOUT ME: My name is Jessica Chandler. I am non-traditional student who spent my…

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Diversifying the Professional through K-12 Outreach

The following article was written by 2018 MLA graduate Allison Ong for the ASLA Professional Practice Networks’ Blog. In the first year of my MLA, I was assigned a review of Gina Ford, FASLA’s talk, “Into an Era of Landscape Humanism.” Her opening words have stayed with me ever since: “Fifty years ago,” she begins,…

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L Arch Students Participate in Architecture Summer Design / Build Studio

Two L Arch students (Nina Mross and Jiyoung Park) took part in this summer design/build project addressing food prep in Seattle’s homeless communities. Food and the ability to prepare it are fundamental components of life. Places of food preparation–whether a home kitchen or a fire pit–serve not only their most explicit functions but also act…

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Reading the Elwha 2018

For the last four years, Associate Professor and Department Chair Ken Yocom has brought an interdisciplinary group of students out to the Olympic Peninsula for a summer course titled “Reading the Elwha.” During a week of hiking the landscape and field meetings with local scientists, land managers, and tribal members, students explore concepts of Nature and…

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