Eagle Scout Park Grand Opening

Located in the City of Lake Forest Park, the new and improved Eagle Scout Park is now officially open to the public! Originally a grassy area populated with defunct outdoor exercise equipment and aging birch trees, SCJ's Seattle landscape architecture…

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Life by Design: Jill McFarland, Landscape Architect

After nearly two decades as a landscape designer, Jill McFarland is now a landscape architect. “Most people already thought I was one,” she laughed. “Even my kids!” Jill went to architecture school at the University of Minnesota and earned her master’s in landscape…

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Small Town Escape in the City

The tiny town of Yarrow Point, population 1,010, is surrounded on three sides by water. It’s nestled along the eastern shore of Lake Washington, a stone’s throw from big-city neighbor, Bellevue, located just a few miles south. Nearly three quarters…

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Designing a Pathway from Pre-K to 8th

The morning bell rings at 8:10 for elementary students in Chehalis, Wash. The journey to get there may have been smooth, rainy, bumpy, sunny or all of the above. Maybe the school bus picked them up right on schedule and…

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From Soggy to Spectacular: A Waterfront Estate

The creative minds at Project Groundwork, a residential landscape architecture studio in our Seattle office, find no greater satisfaction than successfully integrating a client’s vision and needs into a well-thought-out plan that is site sensitive, allows for outdoor living, provides four…

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