Professional Advisory Council


The Professional Advisory Council (PAC) is a volunteer group of practicing landscape architects, formed to support the Department’s teaching, outreach and fundraising efforts.

The PAC participates in various departmental events, serves as a sounding board for the Chair, and provides valuable input to the Department on professional issues, trends and opportunities as they relate to the teaching of landscape architecture. In doing so, it connects the Department with the professional community, grounds the program in actual practice, and expands the capacity of the Department at a time when University resources are limited.

2016-2017 Members
Jim Brennan – J.A. Brennan Associates
Liz Browning – Site Workshop
Nancy Chan – Hewitt
Steve Durrant – Alta Planning + Design
Sandy Fischer – Fischer Bouma Partnership
Noelle Higgins (PAC Co-Chair) – Communita-Atelier PS
Amy Lindemuth – Mithun
David Marshall – GGLO
Lyna Nget – Jr. PAC Member/ UW Alum
Conrad Plyler – Nussbaum Group
Anna O’Connell (PAC Co-Chair) – Berger Partnership
Lara Rose – WASLA
Mike Schwindeller – Seattle Parks + Rec
Brad Smith – Mithun
Vanessa Walton – Swift Company
Kara Weaver – Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Ltd