Trailblazing the SCJ way

The outdoors has become a refuge for many as the pandemic wears on. From reducing cabin fever to treating Zoom fatigue, spacious parks and beaches provide options for socially distanced picnics, and campgrounds at reduced capacity are giving families space…

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Horsey the Chestnut Tree: Connecting people to place

A horse-chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) has taken center stage in the design of an assisted living and memory care center project in Covington, Washington. Lovingly referred to as Horsey by the project design team, the nearly 50-year-old tree stands at…

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Landscape architects transform spaces into places

What’s your favorite outdoor place? A park or playground? The shore of a river or lake? Maybe a hiking or biking trail? Your own backyard? When we think about these places, we anticipate the joy they bring. Moments of respite…

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Queen Anne Deck Remodel

The existing landscape of this Queen Anne backyard in Seattle contained a series of cramped, disconnected spaces on multiple levels with little space to spread out or entertain. SCJ's landscape architecture team of out of Seattle, SCJ Studio, designed a…

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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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