Landscape Architecture recognition and outreach

In November, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program will be one of 16 university programs or departments recognized by the Provost for “for useful and sustained assessment that supports quality undergraduate education at WSU.” The program remains committed to meaningful outreach, experiential learning, and alumni connection opportunities such as the recent activities described below.

Over the weekend of October 28-29, 2017 four students participated in the Latah-Hangman Creek charrette in Spokane. The purpose of the charrette was to create a concept plan for the Latah-Hangman Creek corridor. It would include a nature path, history, culture, flora and fauna. The area connects seven Spokane neighborhoods, the past and the present, and these connections will be a foundation of the plan.

Students Zochil Castro, Jaime Allyn Kemple, Tyler Reid, and Collin Schweikl worked with members of National Parks Service, Washington State Landscape Architects, Inland Northwest Trails and Conservation Coalition, and Spokane City Parks.


Students in LA 362 are working with the Yakama Nation Housing Authority (and WSU alum Gerardo Gonzelez-Gomez) to create a site design for a proposed affordable housing project in Dallesport, WA. Students recently visited the site, spent time with Yakama tribal elder Karen Jim Whitford, and talked with members of the housing authority to learn more about the project and tribal culture. Students’ final presentation of their work will be on December 6.


Past, present, and future Cougars at the Alumni Tailgate Event at the ASLA conference in Los Angeles.