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On the Road to the WASLA Conference

By | 2018-11-13T19:26:16+00:00 April 19th, 2017|News|

Jim is excited to be leading a panel discussion of our Beebe Springs Natural Area project at the 2017 WASLA conference in Spokane, WA. The theme of the conference this year is Where History Meets Nature. Jim, Dennis Beich (Ecosystems NW), Chuck Lennox (Lennox Insites), and Carla Talich (BHC Consultants) will be discussing Exploring Earthquakes,

Redeveloping Florida’s Remote Southern Coast

By | 2018-05-24T03:31:56+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

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Creative Approaches to Implementing Public Access Amenities

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Design, News, Projects|

by Mike Perfetti J.A. Brennan has had the pleasure to work with the staff of the City of Seattle Shoreline Street Ends Program, a Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) group, which turns lost, derelict, and often utility-laden street ends into shoreline pocket parks.  The goal of the program is to enable greater access to our

Winners of the Urban Design Scavenger Hunt

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|News|

By Chris Nack Back in September, J.A. Brennan participated in the Urban Design Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by our friends at MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design during the Seattle Design Festival.  The hunt led us all over the city to find the places portrayed in historic photos.  We did the best we could to interpret the locations.

Dune Fencing: Practical and Beachy

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:22+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Design, News, Parks, Projects|

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+00:00 August 5th, 2014|Design, News, People, Thoughts|

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

Bike to Work Month Summary

By | 2018-03-22T20:27:53+00:00 June 6th, 2014|News, People|

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+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Design, News, Parks, Projects|

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