the Practice

Community

As a design firm, we are committed to the ideals of volunteerism, participation and giving back. Our staff regularly takes part in continuing education seminars presented by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Washington Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA) and the Washington Recreation and Park Association (WRPA). Our Studio also serves as “mentors” to students from the University of Washington and Washington State University. When it’s possible, our Studio identifies “pro-bono” projects with the goal of contributing our time, professional skills and experience to local projects and community endeavors.

Licton Springs P-Patch – North Seattle Community College – a 12,000 square foot community garden, the first Seattle P-Patch (through the P-Patch Trust) located on State–owned property.
Off-Leash Dog Park – Burien, WA – The LA Studio assisted the City of Burien staff and community with evaluation and selection of a dog park site, preparation of design and presentation exhibits for the Parks Board and City Council.
52nd Avenue Office Building – re-design of the office building main entry with reclaimed “urbanite” concrete retaining walls, water collection techniques and edible plantings.