Why join us?
Opportunities to develop relationships with local professionals in the field of public works to not only understand future career opportunities but also get direct leads on employment! We also host resume reviews as well as networking sessions and tours to public works sites like the UW Power Plant and SeaTac International Airport.
The field of public works is vast and includes all aspects of civil engineering, environmental science and engineering, construction management, and public administration. The Washington State chapter of APWA is the 3rd largest chapter in the country and is very active in education, advocacy and networking. Membership in the UW Chapter is alse free!
The UW officers’ primary role is helping organize one or two events per quarter, including educational presentations, field trips, resume workshops and networking events with local professionals. If you are interested in joining us for next year, please fill out this form(tinyurl.com/APWAOfficerForm).
APWA UW Chapter
WASLA National Conference Stipends will be awarded to:
● Two student members of ASLA. Applicants must be enrolled in a university Landscape
Architecture program in Washington State.
● Two emerging professionals that are current ASLA Washington Chapter members.
Emerging professionals are those who graduated from university in the Class of 2017 or
The stipend is an award of $1,700.00 to attend the 2022 ASLA National Conference in San
Francisco, CA on November 11-14, 2022.
Recipients will be responsible for registration, airfare, and accommodations with personal funds.
These expenses will be reimbursed following purchase per WASLA reimbursement policy.
- Applications must be received by Midnight on April 29th, 2022.
- WASLA will announce the recipients in late May.
- Previous WASLA National Conference Stipend recipients are not eligible.
- Please email Philip VanDevanter (email@example.com) with any questions.
Please respond to one of the following prompts in a short essay (300-500 words):
If you were to attend the 2022 ASLA Conference, what built-project in the San Francisco Bay
Area would you like to visit to learn more about one of the topics listed below? Please describe
what you’d hope to learn about the topic from your visit and about how this would inform your
studies or professional work. (Word limit: 500 words)
1. Gentrification, affordability, and homelessness
2. Changing the culture in practice
3. Climate change and resilience
4. Water resource management
5. Another topic that is a focus of your work or studies
Submit Application Here!
is an immersive five-week summer program for college students offered by UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. It explores an interdisciplinary and multi-scalar approach to design and analysis in the urban environment. Disc* participants engage in the discourses of urban innovation, and develop creative solutions to tackle the urgent challenges global cities face today. Disc* is open to eligible students from any college or university. No prior experience in design is necessary.
Sign up for the Disc* Information session
Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities:
On March 29, 2022 at 5pm PT, you will learn more about the UC Berkeley summer program. Sign-up for the virtual session now.
DRAWING IN DESIGN WORKSHOP
APRIL 22 – 24, 2022
Drawing offers a practice for thinking and an important mode of communicating ideas in design. Since 2016 the Department of Landscape Architecture, in collaboration with our professional partners, has convened a quarterly series of public lectures and weekend workshops for students that focus on representation in design.
This quarter we will be led by Milenko Matanovic (https://www.milenko-art.com)
We will draw to keep our minds, eyes, and hands coordinated. We will render the first line, then the second line, and so on. We will try to capture our admirations for what enchants us. We will start with an open mind, release expectations, remember the qualities we care about, and take one step at a time. I hope that you will find joy and grow trust.
The workshop will convene the weekend of April 22-24. To enroll in this workshop you must be available for the entire weekend, from 5:00 pm on Friday, April 22 to 1:30 pm Sunday, April 24, 2022.
*Note: This is a presentation by Landscape Architecture Adjunct Assistant Professor Cleo.
Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice
Cleo Wölfle Hazard with Stephanie Clare
Friday, March 11, 2022, 7:30PM
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, Washington 98101
A livestream of this event will be available.
From the grasslands of the Columbia Plateau to the rich valleys west of the Cascade Mountains, There are over 70,000 miles of rivers in Washington state. Rivers are vital to our region’s ecosystems, hosting a wide diversity of living things in their waters and along their banks – our beautiful state would not be what it is without our waterways. How might we better understand rivers and ensure their vitality now, and in the future?
According to queer-trans-feminist river scientist Cleo Wölfle Hazard, the key to our rivers’ futures requires centering the values of justice, sovereignty, and dynamism. Wölfle Hazard’s new book, Underflow: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice, meets at the intersection of river sciences, queer and trans theory, and environmental justice, and explores river cultures and politics at five sites of water conflict and restoration in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Incorporating work with salmon, beaver, and floodplain recovery projects, Wölfle Hazard weaves narratives about innovative field research practices with a queer and trans focus on love and grief for rivers and fish. Wölfle Hazard frames the book with the concept of underflows — important, but unseen parts of a river’s flow that seep down through the soil or rise up from aquifers deep underground. Wölfle Hazard explains that there are underflows in river cultures, sciences, and politics, too, where Native nations and marginalized communities fight to protect rivers.
In discussion with UW associate professor Stephanie Clare, Wölfle Hazard describes why rivers matter for queer and trans life and how science can disrupt settler colonialism.
Cleo Wölfle Hazard (he/him, ze/hir, they/them) is assistant professor in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington, coauthor of Thirsty for Justice: A People’s Blueprint for California Water, and coeditor of Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground.
“Frederick Law Olmsted: Bringing Nature to the City”
by Laurence Cotton
Monday, February 14th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Eastern
This 90 minute presentation is approved for 1.5 Units of CFE Credits from the Society of American Foresters. April 26, 2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field of landscape architecture. Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton (originator of and consulting producer to the PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”) as he does a deep dive into the remarkable life and career of the Renaissance-man Olmsted–writer, philosopher, social reformer, advocate for the preservation of natural scenery, and creator of some of the most beautiful public and private parks and gardens in all of North America. A practicing public historian, and writer/producer of historical films for PBS, Mr. Cotton was trained as a cultural anthropologist and brings that lens to bear on much of his work. Enhance your webinar experience by watching the 55-minute PBS film “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” that Laurence consulted on, available through Amazon Prime Video or for free here: https://video.wned.org/video/wned-tv-history-frederick-law-olmsted-designing-america/