A Comprehensive Plan for Campers at Orondo River Park

AAA is projecting this 2016 Memorial Day Weekend to be the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record, with more 38 million Americans hitting the road. The three-day weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer, and what better way for…

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An Outdoor Space at the Heart of Centralia College

The oldest continuously operating two-year college in the state is about to get a heart transplant. Centralia College is building a new 70,000 sq.-ft. student union building in the center of its campus, and SCJ is providing the landscape architecture…

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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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A Cool Space for Warm Summer Evenings

Already partially enclosed by an ipe fence and concrete wall, SCJ's landscape architecture client had a vision of an outdoor courtyard for entertaining on warm summer evenings since the space would be shaded by the house in the afternoon. He imagined the…

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Old Farm Transformed into Oasis for Lucky Redmond Family

Formal and informal gardens, forest restoration, hardscape accents and circulation…this five acre creation will be an amazing outdoor complement to a beautiful, new home in Redmond. SCJ’s Project Groundwork Principal Landscape Architect Mark S. Garff, in our Seattle office, is…

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Landscape Architect Mark Garff’s Work is in the Spotlight

Congrats to Johnston Architects for receiving a great write up on the Greenfire Campus project in the prestigious Alaska Airlines magazine. One of SCJ Alliance's newest designers -- Mark Garff, ASLA Principal Landscape Architect -- was the lead landscape architect on this…

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