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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Dream job: designing summer

Imagine replacing cubicles with campsites, parking spots with boat slips, and the hum of the copy machine with the buzz of far-off jet skis. It may sound like a vacation, but for SCJ’s engineers and landscape architects designing Crescent Bar,…

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Modernizing Glacier Middle School

At Glacier Middle School in Buckley, Wash., class let out last week. The charming school in the shadow of Mount Rainier may be sent to the back of the kids’ minds, but it’s sitting right at the forefront for engineers…

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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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SCJ Expands Environmental Services with Tim Haderly

A native Washingtonian, Tim Haderly has joined SCJ Alliance as a Principal Environmental Scientist. Tim brings nearly three decades of experience to SCJ, allowing the firm to expand and enhance the environmental services it provides. Tim is an avid outdoorsman…

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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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