In the spring 2016 landscape architecture capstone studio, students will explore and generate designs in response to the Puyallup River Watershed and interrelated issues of the region,including stormwater, salmon, agriculture, urbanization, transportation, and social justice.
Students in the course recently traveled on a study tour that provided opportunities to experience the landscape outside of the classroom and to interact with the people who live in, work in, and care about this landscape. The tour additionally serves as a venue for open ended conversations about the design needs and opportunities in the region.
Feature photo: Students and faculty at Upper Clear Creek mitigation site with WSU LA alum Derrick Eberle (in green), whose firm (Bruce Dees & Associates) is the lead on the project.
The following organizations, firms, and agencies generously gave their time on the study tour: AHBL Inc., Bruce Dees & Associates, Cascade Water Alliance, Citizens for a Healthy Bay, City of Puyallup, City of Tacoma, Filbert Acres Farm, Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition, Pierce County Conservation District, Port of Tacoma, Puyallup Tribal Fisheries, US Army Corps of Engineers, WSU Puyallup, Washington Stormwater Center.