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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Enhancing Legacy, Engaging Process: Thesis complete!

Congratulations to Hailey Mackay for publishing her master’s thesis. “The thesis proposes the use of plants to remove hazardous wastes from soil and water, a process known as phytoremediation, as a promising alternative to traditional methods of toxics clean-up. This project focuses…

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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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