BLA Samples and Professional Landscape Architecture Portfolio
In 2007 I completed my Bachelors in Landscape Architecture degree from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design. Landscape Architects (LAs)create and protect outdoor places of significance to the human experience. LAs address ecological and social needs, and they plan for inclusive and equitable communities.
The program was a 5-year undergraduate degree when I completed it, and in 2008 the program transitioned to a first-degree Masters program. During my time at K-State I served as an Ambassador for the College of Architecture, was the vice-president of the Student Chapter of ASLA, was elected to the Student Appropriations Board, and also worked as a Teaching Assistant for the instructor of Landscape Construction.
In 2014, I gained my Professional License in Landscape Architecture in the State of Washington. This requires the completion of the LARE, which is an examination designed to determine whether applicants for landscape architectural licensure possess sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to provide services without endangering the health, safety and welfare of the public. It is prepared and scored by CLARB in accordance with all current standards for fairness and quality of licensure exams.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CAPSTONE
project: Healing Gardens at VA Nursing Home
The objective of a landscape architecture capstone project is to allow a student to undertake a design project focused on a specific area of professional interest. Interest in helping people and designing for challenging clients lead me to a project focused on creating spaces for Alzheimer's patients. The project was completed over two semester and included research, precedent studies, site inventory and analysis, design development, and final design. The gathered information and design process was documented and presented in book format.
Professional Work Examples - Landscape Architecture
I practiced Landscape Architecture for a firm in Tacoma, Washington, from 2006 until 2010. The document shown here illustrates work completed during that time, as well as prior to the position when I was an intern with the City of Lincoln - Parks and Recreation.
State of Washington License #1359