By Dylan Bailey, PLA
April is World Landscape Architecture Month! This month celebrates landscape architects’ role in shaping healthy, resilient, and beautiful places for all. A prime example - Port of Kennewick’s Vista Field Southern Gateway.
Once complete, the project will transform two unused former hangar buildings into lively community-use facilities. It will also attract private-sector investment to the regional town center. This gathering space is something the Kennewick community has expressed interest in since the early planning stages.
This project is part of the larger Vista Field, known as one of Washington’s most ambitious community creation endeavors in recent years. This new regional town center aims to raise the bar for what urban spaces are in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Vista Field is at the commer... (more)
By Palmer Sandeno
Palmer is currently a Junior in the Landscape Architecture program at Washington State University. He has been interning with the Puget Sound Community Building and Landscape Architecture group at Parametrix for the last year.
3D modeling and photo-realistic visualizations can take a project from concept to reality. Showing stakeholders what a project will look like can help in the decision-making process and generate community support.
As part of my internship at Parametrix, I have helped several clients create renderings by taking a CAD base into a 3D modeling software such as Rhino or Sketchup. Which program we use depends on site-specific needs such as structure design or large open spaces. From there, I use a rendering software, such as Lumion, to apply texture, vegetation, and entourage to the site to breathe some life into it. We can use existing site imagery as a backgr... (more)
By Jason Ceralde, PLA
Each year, April is declared as World Landscape Architecture Month with many states, including Washington, making official proclamations. The landscape architects of Parametrix would like to thank everyone who is taking the time to observe and honor the history and the role of our profession. No matter if we are engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners, builders, construction managers, designers, drafters, scientists, etc.; we are part of an ongoing legacy of shaping the world’s environment. Each of us plays a role in this collaborative process to bring human experience in touch with natural ecosystems for the public health and safety of our communities.
In honor of Landscape Architecture Month, we are paying homage to landscape architects of history who have influenced us i... (more)
April is World Landscape Architecture Month. We’re celebrating landscape architects for their role in deepening the connections between people and the environment. Meet our team of landscape architects who work on projects that have a profound effect on the places we live, work, and visit.
Frank Ide, PLA
Frank is a Senior Planner based out of our Spokane, WA office. He has over 30 years of industry experience.
What inspired you to pursue a career in landscape architecture?
I initially pursued landscape architect... (more)
Manchester Stormwater Park aerial view with Puget Sound in the background.
April is World Landscape Architecture Month. We’re celebrating landscape architects for their role in deepening the connections between people and the environment, citizens and their communities. At Parametrix, our team of landscape architects have had the privilege of working on projects that have a profound effect on the places we live, work, and visit. Read more about those meaningful projects below.
#1 - Northern Quest Resort & Casino Grand Plaza
Airway Heights, WA | Client: Kalispel Tribe of Indians