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May 13, 2024

A4LE Washington Chapter Tour: Hilltop Heritage ES

This week’s A4LE Washington Chapter Tour features Hilltop Heritage Elementary in the Renton School District. Featuring a mass timber system,…

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May 3, 2024

2024 WASLA Award of Honor: Spectra Marymoor

Spectra Marymoor recently received the 2024 Washington American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA) Award of Honor in the Residential Design…

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April 27, 2024

Project Ground Breaking: Smokey Point Community Park

Smokey Point Community Park broke ground recently, and Phase 1 is taking shape with the west plaza concrete formwork in…

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April 23, 2024

Happy Earth Day!

As Earth Day comes to an end (it never really ends for us at Fora if we’re being honest), we’ve…

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April 18, 2024

2024 WASLA Honor Award

Congratulations to all the 2024 WASLA Award winners! Tonight Fora brought home the Honor Award in the Residential Design category…

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April 18, 2024

Lunch & Learn: Fieldworks Custom Concrete

Thank you Paul and Liz @fieldworksconcrete for coming in and sharing your expertise with us about concrete top casting, mixes, formwork, joints,…

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April 5, 2024

Field Trip Friday: Ember Lynnwood

Field Trip Friday! Fora took a trip to Ember Lynnwood to see its progress today, led by Andy and Leo.…

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April 2, 2024

The Fora Team Grows!

We are pleased to share that the Fora Team has grown! Our beloved KC Hermsen and Fan Lan have been…

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March 28, 2024

Project Feature: Olympic View K-8

Envisioned as a multicultural hub and neighborhood asset, the Olympic View K-8 project was informed by a series of community…

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March 25, 2024

DJC Project of the Week: Costco Issaquah Headquarters

The Costco Issaquah Headquarters Addition is today’s DJC Project of the Week. The new office building opened at its 30-acre…

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March 23, 2024

A4LE Spring Bus Tour: James Baldwin ES

The pre-existing magnolia tree the team designed around at James Baldwin Elementary is now in bloom. James Baldwin ES will…

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March 22, 2024

Construction Highlight: Newport High School

The curving forms at the Newport High School courtyard are starting to take shape, carving out spaces for students to…

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February 23, 2024

Join us in celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we have decided to take the time to highlight some of the notable but…

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November 3, 2023

We’re Hiring! Join Our Team – Landscape Designer/ Architect 2-5+ Years Experience

12/11/2023 Fora Update: Posting is now closed. Interested in joining our team? Drop a note with your resume at:

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October 5, 2023

Fora Open House

Last Friday we celebrated our 40-year anniversary, new name, and new office space. Thanks to all that joined in the…

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September 13, 2023

A4LE Day of Service

This year’s A4LE Day of Service involved the creation of an outdoor learning space and “Pathways to Learning” at Marysville…

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September 11, 2023

The Hummingbird Mural

Angelina Villalobos Soto (Artist Superhero Name “onesevennine”) is a local PNW artist whose work is inspired by her Americanized Mexican…

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July 7, 2023

Polished Apple Award – Clyde Hill Elementary

Clyde Hill Elementary School won the Polished Apple Award at the @a4le_pnw 2023 Annual Chapter Conference last month! The elementary…

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June 23, 2023

Mountain View Middle School Athletic Complex groundbreaking

Check out these fun photos from the Mountain View Middle School Athletic Complex groundbreaking ceremony! We’re looking forward to watching…

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June 22, 2023

Family First Community Center

Earlier this month, Family First Community Center in Renton had their grand opening ceremony and celebration! There was a wonderful…

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June 19, 2023

Juneteenth – Kofi Boone’s lecture

This Juneteenth, we reflect on Kofi Boone’s lecture “Recognition, Reconciliation, Reparation”, given as part of University of Washington’s CBE Humanities, Histories, Futures Lectures Series. His lecture was an important reminder of not only how critical it is to stop and listen to understand the communities we serve, but also of how much damage we can cause by coming in only looking for a design problem to solve.

Watch the lecture

June 13, 2023

Northgate Elementary School

It’s always exciting to see a project come to life! Northgate Elementary School’s scheduled Fall 2023 opening is getting closer,…

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June 9, 2023

Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈 Be sure to catch the @nationalasla “Queer Emergence: An LGBTQIA+ Conversation in Landscape Architecture” webinar on June 12th at 10am PST. The webinar will discuss queer representation in landscape architecture with a panel of five queer professionals. Click the link in our bio to register!

Image by ASLA.

June 7, 2023

1916 Boren life-science building

Nearly half of the new 1916 Boren life-science building will be utilized by Seattle Children’s Hospital for pediatric research. We’re…

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June 2, 2023

Field trip to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Some of the Fora team took a field trip to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way. Lots of…

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May 26, 2023

Callie Roberts’ 5th FORA anniversary

This week marks Landscape Architect Callie Roberts’ 5th WDG anniversary! Callie is a busy bee 🐝 – not only is she dedicated to her work in the office, but she is also involved in the landscape architecture community outside of the office as a member of the WASLA Student and Emerging Professional Committee. She continually gives her all on her projects, and we are so happy she’s part of our team. Callie, your dedication to the profession is inspiring – thank you for everything you do!

May 24, 2023

Costco campus expansion

Construction is well under way at the Costco campus expansion in Issaquah. The plazas are coming together and the trees…

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May 19, 2023

Plaza Center Residential

The start of construction is getting closer for Plaza Center Residential! Sitting on top of the Plaza Center/US Bank Garage,…

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May 16, 2023

Landscape Architect KC Hermsen’s 1st WDG anniversary!

Earlier this month, we celebrated Landscape Architect KC Hermsen’s 1st FORA anniversary! KC has been a rockstar from day one, jumping right in with her strong creative spirit and professional expertise. As a Southern California transplant, KC always brings a little Point Break energy to the table. She came to the Northwest to attend the University of Washington, where she earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture as well as minors in Architectural Studies and Environmental Science. To this day, KC is still trying to get Washingtonia filifera to grow in the PNW.

Thank you KC!

May 10, 2023

ASLA’s Climate Action Plan

ASLA’s Climate Action Plan aims to have healthier and economically stronger communities by 2040. Their vision for landscape architecture includes restoring ecosystems, increasing and protecting biodiversity, and addressing climate injustices. Washington’s ASLA chapter is hosting a kick-off webinar this Thursday for attendees to meet the WASLA Climate Action Committee and unpack the Climate Action Plan.

May 5, 2023

Fireside Flats

Fireside Flats in Seattle, completed last year, features an abundance of greenery at street level, around unit patios, and up…

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