SCJ Alliance expands to Seattle with the addition of Project Groundwork Landscape Architecture studio

Since our founding eight years ago, SCJ Alliance has been looking forward – forward to exciting opportunities, new geographic markets and expanded technical disciplines.

This enterprising spirit infuses our company with energy and innovation, enhancing client services and professional capabilities. In recent years we’ve welcomed many like-minded people to our team. People who share our commitment to being client-centered and adaptable, and who have an unyielding commitment to quality and integrity.

With this as our foundation, it’s with great excitement that we announce Project Groundwork, a site design and landscape architecture firm, is joining SCJ Alliance.

Logo of Project Groundwork - An SCJ Alliance Studio

“We are delighted to welcome Project Groundwork. It’s a tremendous opportunity for both firms,” said Eric Johnston, SCJ Vice President. “Incorporating a site design and landscape component at an earlier stage in a project is a huge benefit to clients. The combining of the firms also creates a full range of complementary, professional services under one roof,” Eric shared.

Project Groundwork has offices in Seattle and Wenatchee, WA. The Seattle office will continue as an independent design studio under SCJ. An existing SCJ office in Wenatchee will be combined with Project Groundwork’s local office.

David Stipe, ASLA Principal Landscape Architect
David Stipe, ASLA
Principal Landscape Architect

Since Project Groundwork was established in 2007, at the outset of projects they have blended civil engineering and landscape architecture design.

Earlier this year it was announced the group’s principal engineer was departing. Project Groundwork’s Co-founder David Stipe understood the value of finding a civil engineering group to join forces with.

“In SCJ Alliance I was pleased to discover a planning and engineering firm with a similar outlook and approach. It allows us to continue our blended style of site and corridor design that has been so successful,” said David, the firm’s principal landscape architect.

SCJ Alliance has six locations across three states and over 50 employees. In addition to the Seattle and Wenatchee studios, SCJ has offices in Lacey and Vancouver, WA; Boise, ID; and Westminster, CO.

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