Greening Redevelopment + Building Community: A Look at Neighborhood Development within South Lake Union
Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
Greening Redevelopment + Building Community:
A Look at Neighborhood Development within South Lake Union
2.5 LA CES Professional Development Hours
This 2½ hour walking tour will guide professionals through the South Lake Union neighborhood and a selection of new projects that showcase the influence landscape architecture and urban planning are having on a quickly changing district.
Located at the geographic center of Seattle, Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood was formerly known as the Cascade neighborhood. Situated between the natural resources north of the city and the Seattle waterfront, this neighborhood slowly changed from a densely forested landscape to a mix of primarily low-density one-story commercial, light industrial and residential. Today, the neighborhood is experiencing rapid change into a bustling high-density live/work environment. Bounded between downtown, Aurora, Lake Union and I-5, it is well-situated to emerge as a successful mixed-use neighborhood.
This tour will explore a sampling of project types and challenges with the professionals instrumental in their design, planning and construction. Projects include: Cascade Park; Swale on Yale and Block 10; South Lake Union Park and the Northwest Native Canoe Center; Exchange 4 & 5 – Amazon Campus; and the Mercer Corridor.
Participants will meet at the pavilion on Thomas Street and split into two tour groups to allow for group discussion. Groups will be led between sites and spend 15–20 minutes at each. We will be on our feet for 2-1/2 hours and walk approximately 1-1/2 miles over uneven terrain.
All tour participants and presenters are invited to an optional no-host social hour following the tour. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere at the Brave Horse Tavern adjacent to a Walker Macy-designed courtyard.
Brave Horse Tavern
310 Terry Avenue North
Seattle WA 98109
Our presenters include:
Andy Mitton, RLA, Associate, Berger Partnership
Designer/Project Manager, Cascade Park
Katie Bang, RLA, LEED AP, Project Manager, Berger Partnership
Designer/Project Manager, Exchange 4 & 5 (Amazon Buildings)
John Paul Jones, FAIA, Partner, Jones & Jones
Designer, South Lake Union Park & Northwest Native Canoe Center
Jason Sharpley, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer, Project Manager, Seattle Public Utilities
Project Manager, Swale on Yale, Block 10
Dean Koonts, RLA, Principal, HBB
Angie Brady, P.E., PMP, Sr. Supervising Project Manager, SDOT
Designer & Project Manager, Mercer Corridor
Sign up now; this continuing-education session is limited to 24 registrants!
In the event of registration cancellation, refunds less a $5 administrative fee will be available through May 11.
No refund will be available after that date. Substitutions are welcome.
When & Where
American Society of Landscape Architects Washington Chapter (WASLA)
The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional society that represents the landscape architecture profession in Washington State.
Our mission as a landscape architecture organization is to lead, to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.