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Dune Fencing: Practical and Beachy

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00September 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

by Mike Perfetti, Senior Associate, Landscape Architect One challenge we face on many public park projects is protecting newly installed plants from being trampled by park users.  (Another challenge is preventing plants from being devoured by wildlife!)  Recently we worked with Davido Consulting Group at San Juan County’s Odlin Park to design renovations to an

Culturally Sensitive Design

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00August 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

by Jim Brennan I recently had the opportunity to travel to Taiwan's scenic east coast again and present at a symposium.  I have been involved with tourism planning for the East Coast Tourism Bureau for the past 15 years and previously worked on development of the Green Island Master Plan. The S.E. Coast of Taiwan is

Appreciating My Local Greenbelt

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00July 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Drew Coombs, Landscape Architect I live in the Shorewood neighborhood, on the southwest edge of Seattle at the Burien border.  We are fortunate that we have two or three locations within walking distance where we are able to access a peaceful natural forest setting. Experiencing the Greenbelt One of my favorite walks is down

Bike to Work Month Summary

By |2018-03-22T20:27:53-07:00June 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

We had fun riding with the rest of Seattle’s bicyclists in May to complete the Bike to Work Commute Challenge. Our team of five completed a total of 637.2 miles through the month.  Bikers rode to Pioneer Square from White Center, the Central District, Ravenna, Wallingford, and Greenwood. Thanks to the JAB Slugs for all

Facilities and Parks Spotlight Award

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00May 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA) recently awarded Don Morse Park in Chelan a Facilities and Parks Spotlight Award. “Spotlight Awards highlight excellence and achievements in the field of parks and recreation by honoring the amazing efforts of public agencies.  Facilities & Parks Awards recognize the highest standards in design, development and renovation of


By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00April 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Fuzhou Pavilion during the moon festival at Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park, © J.A. Brennan Associates Good civic spaces provide communities with vital places for congregation and celebration and can augment, if not define, the spirit of a neighborhood and city. Part of the design process for public spaces involves pinpointing and expressing significant

Entiat Park Revitalization Update

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00April 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Entiat Park on the Columbia River is getting a big makeover by the Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD).  J.A. Brennan Associates is leading a multi-disciplinary design effort to update this well-loved and well-worn camping and day use waterfront park.  Built in the age of big lawns, rows of poplar trees, and motor-first recreation, the

Planting Design for Shoreline Environments

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00December 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

by Mike Perfetti Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland, WA Working on the design of waterfront projects is both rewarding and challenging.  Waterfront projects present a special set of opportunities and challenges to designers and project proponents in achieving project goals and also ensuring that the project is improving the adjacent shoreline and aquatic environment.