SCJ Landscape Architect Serves as Juror for ASLA Oregon Design Awards

The Oregon chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will hold its 2017 design awards this Friday night. SCJ Principal Landscape Architect Mark S. Garff is one of the five jurors.

Mark said, “It was an honor to serve as a juror, and along with the other experts on the panel, see the depth of the work coming out of Oregon. It was inspiring.”

He and the rest of the jury, made up of firm leads and university faculty from Denver to San Francisco, judged entries in categories that included general design, residential design, analysis and planning, transportation, communications, research, student projects, and community service.

Oregon’s jury selection committee contacted the Washington chapter of ASLA for a recommendation of someone with the right expertise for the residential award. SCJ Studio, SCJ’s landscape architecture team out of Seattle, has extensive experience in both residential and public work. The committee noted this combination of work made Mark, the leader of SCJ Studio, an ideal candidate.

“We work on a wide variety of projects here at SCJ,” Mark said. “It was a great learning experience, and we had fun discussing the various projects, particularly the work from the student submissions. I appreciated the opportunity to learn from Oregon’s best of the best.”

Mark has been in the industry for nearly two decades and has been a member of ASLA for 14 years.

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