Jennifer Guthrie is a founding partner of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. Jennifer's design leadership merges a guiding, experiential vision with innovative and precise detailing. Her work ranges broadly, from the neighborhood-scale - such as the new, urban district of green streets and mixed-use housing at the University of Washington - to public squares, gardens, and cultural institutions such as the Seattle Civic Center campus, the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jennifer’s clients have included the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and major universities and corporations. Jennifer’s current projects include the Lower Rainier Vista project at the University of Washington, the UW School of Medicine South Lake Union campus, Nu Skin’s Corporate Headquarters, and the Mercer Hall/UW Farm site, which combines student housing with urban agriculture.
Jennifer and her partners are the recipients of the 2011 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, and her work has received numerous national and regional Honor Awards from ASLA and AIA. Jennifer lectures internationally and serves on the Landscape Architectural Foundation Board and the ASLA CEO Roundtable.
Shannon Nichol is a founding partner of GGN. Her designs, including Millennium Park’s Lurie Garden, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus, and Boston’s North End Parks, are widely recognized for being deeply embedded in their neighborhoods and natural contexts. Shannon's work incorporates complex functions into simple frameworks and refined landforms.
Shannon's current projects include Phase II of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus, Rainier Vista at the University of Washington, and plans for Cleveland's historic Group Plan District and Civic Mall - Medical Mart and Convention Center.
Shannon is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (Seattle). Her work has received multiple Design Excellence and Honor Awards from ASLA and AIA. Shannon and her partners received the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. Shannon lectures internationally, frequently juries for design awards, and serves on advisory committees for universities and non-profits.
Kathryn Gustafson is a founding partner in two offices, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, in Seattle, and Gustafson Porter, in London. Her diverse span of works are known as ground-breaking, contemporary designs that incorporate the sculptural, sensual qualities that are fundamental to the human experience of landscape.
Kathryn’s completed work from both firms includes the Westergasfabriek Culture Park, in Amsterdam, Seattle City Hall Plaza, the Robert & Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery, and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in London. Kathryn’s current projects include Bay East, Gardens By the Bay, in Singapore, Valencia’s Parque Central, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture, in Washington, DC.
Kathryn lectures throughout the world and is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture, an honorary Royal Designer for Industry member, and a medalist of the French Academy of Architecture. She is the recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, The Chrysler Design Award, and London’s Jane Drew Prize. In 2011 Kathryn and her GGN partners received the National Design Award for Landscape Architecture.
Rodrigo Abela is the principal in charge of GGN’s Washington, DC office. His award-winning work is recognized for its striking clarity in form, materials, and purpose. Rodrigo's design work has been focused in urban centers around the country at a variety of scales and is informed both with a thoughtful incorporation of the human experience and clear understanding of the fabrication and construction process.
Rodrigo’s design talent and leadership distinguish many of GGN’s projects, such as the winning proposal for the Union Square site on the National Mall. He thrives in navigating the design process of complex urban sites, drawing on his interdisciplinary background in engineering, architecture, and landscape architecture.
He is currently responsible for handling the majority of GGN’s east-coast projects and is overseeing the construction of the landscape design for the first phase of CityCenterDC and the landscape design of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Examples of Rodrigo’s work can be found at Seattle City Hall Plaza, Chicago’s Lurie Garden at Millennium Park, Boston’s North End Parks, and the Smithsonian’s Kogod Courtyard in Washington, DC.
Rodrigo holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia.
Bernie Alonzo's years of experience encompass all aspects of sustainable project planning and design. Bernie leads GGN’s projects from concept through construction, including site selection, the programming of both sites and structures, the development of initial concepts and deliverables, budgeting, and the execution of documentation and construction administration.
Bernie is currently working with the University of Washington, Sound Transit, and the Washington Department of Transportation to deliver the Lower Rainier Vista and Montlake Pedestrian Landbridge project. Bernie is also responsible for leadership and project management for the landscape and site design for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus headquarters located near the historic Seattle Center.
As a principal and leader, Bernie mentors and actively develops staff to establish long-term objectives and short-range goals.
Bernie is volunteering his time and expertise to consider the Pacific Science Center through the framework of the Living Building Challenge and recommend site-based sustainability strategies to help the Science Center continue to flourish for its next 50 years.
Keith McPeters brings to GGN a wide range of interests and skills through his diverse design background in architecture and landscape architecture. His project work in public landscapes, urban designs, and campus master plans emphasizes the connections within a site between its natural and cultural history. With experience in the design and construction of complex projects integrating architecture and landscape, Keith contributes to a range of GGN projects from conceptual design through construction, working with cross-disciplinary teams to engage environmental sustainability and infrastructure issues within urban contexts.
Prior to joining GGN, Keith worked in architecture and landscape architecture most notably as an Associate with Olin Partnership Landscape Architecture and Urban Design in Philadelphia and Senior Designer with Michael Graves Architects in Princeton, New Jersey. He has been a visiting design critic at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, the University of Washington, City College of New York, and Carnegie Mellon University. A native of Virginia, Keith received his Bachelors of Science in Architecture and Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia.
Grant Stewart brings diverse experience to Seattle from Canada, Malaysia, Italy, Ireland and the United States. His work ethic and design focus derive from his interest in creating shared places; spaces that are designed with purpose, and function equally well for public and private activity. Grant has extensive experience in urban design, renewal, and regeneration projects, including master planning for resort developments, streetscapes, commercial developments, and campus and town planning. With all his projects, Grant provides unique and contextually sensitive design solutions while maintaining a focus on delivering quality, cost effective, and buildable landscapes. Grant is fluent through all phases of the design process, and works comfortably with clients and consultants to coordinate projects from concept through construction. Grant has applied his many skills to GGN’s work on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus.
Amy brings a strong analytical process and a simple design aesthetic to her work at GGN. She is particularly interested in the possibility of landscape to enrich people’s experience of a place. With her previous academic background in Geology, and experience working in interdisciplinary sustainable design, she places importance on integrating natural functions within the urban environment. Amy has managed projects with complex programmatic goals, composing them into simple design solutions. These include the development of one of Seattle’s largest green roofs at the Seattle Center Fifth Avenue North Garage, as well as the design of a public space that will collect and filter the adjacent building roof and onsite stormwater run-off at Theater Commons on the Seattle Center Campus. Other project work has included a historic campus masterplan in Wisconsin and design for the renovation of Lurie Garden service yard around the Art Institute of Chicago Bridge. Amy holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture form the University of Washington.
With extensive technical knowledge and an interdisciplinary background, David Nelson manages the document development and construction processes for many of GGN's projects. Prior to coming to GGN in 2003, David's background includes over five years of architectural experience in historical renovation and new construction. David has a central role in many of GGN's projects providing guidance on detailing and design documentation. He is often the primary point-of-contact on projects in construction, coordinating the work and communications between diverse consultant teams, contractors, and client groups. This past year David oversaw the construction of the Pritzker Garden at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Nichols Bridgeway improvements in Millennium Park, and the landscape renovation of the William K. Nakamura Federal Courthouse. David most recently gave a tour discussing the construction of the Lurie Garden in Chicago at last year’s 2009 ASLA convention.
With her interdisciplinary background in art, architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture, Tess brings a range of skills to the design process at GGN. Prior to joining GGN, Tess worked for Olin Partnership where she gained experience in all phases of design and developed a foundation in landscape detail work and interdisciplinary coordination. At GGN, Tess pushes projects forward with strong design clarity and innovative ideas. Her thoughtful design can be found in her current work on several Seattle projects – a mid-block plaza for UW School of Medicine and streetscapes and open spaces for UW Campus Housing. Tess holds a BA in Fine Art from The College of William and Mary and a Master of Urban Design and a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.
Stacy's diverse professional background as an artist, graphic designer, and gardener contributes to a variety of projects at GGN. An avid outdoorswoman with an interest in a holistitc, complex approach to urban design scenarios, she combines her passion for ecology and sustainable urban living with a love of form and representation. Her strong rendering and conceptual skills help move projects through a clear design process, and her interests in site history and contemporary character have inspired her to investigate spatial analysis methods using sound recording. She has been an integral member of the design team working on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, a competition won in 2009 and now moving forward into design. Stacy holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University.
After being forced into an architecture course in the 10th grade as an unwanted alternate to jewelry class, Jill realized her passion for design. What followed were three years of architectural design & competitions in high school, while concurrently working summers both drawing & working in landscapes. These early experiences influenced her ideas that the essence of place shapes who we are as individuals and as communities, and that universal accessibility to the land is vital to human happiness.
Both her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, and her graduate joint thesis in architecture & landscape architecture at the University of Virginia explored the idea that buildings “speak” most effectively to their inhabitants when they evolve from the myriad layers of the sites that they are placed within. For her, the inherent symbiotic relationship between the inside & outside also translates to a fascination with the constructed detail, and that a visceral connection to materials can directly inform beautiful & elegant designs.
Prior to coming to GGN, Jill's background includes over 15 years of landscape architecture, architecture & planning experience throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada & Spain.
Rebecca brings a diverse background in art, landscape and architecture to her work at GGN. She has experience working at a variety of scales and believes that design that transforms cities is equally legible at the scale of a detail. She enjoys projects which engage the urban, ecological, and social performance of landscape and infrastructure and the poetic and structural qualities of materials. In research and travel opportunities, she has explored natural resource management and the visible and long-term effects of industrial processes on land. As a designer at GGN , she is involved in the University of Washington Lower Rainer Vista and Montlake Pedestrian Landbridge Project and the design of a private residence in Seattle. A native of Los Angeles, she received an MLA and MArch from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.
Fred finds inspiration in the interaction between urban and wild, insights gained over a lifetime of living in the Pacific Northwest. He draws upon years of experience to create memorable places, from small urban gardens to multi-acre campuses. Fred enjoys being deeply involved in his projects, from pre-design programming with the client, conceptual design, construction documentation and ensuring the quality of the construction in the field. His experience as a team member and project manager on many complex projects taught him the importance of communication and collaboration among the design team, client, and contractor. Fred earned his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington and is a licensed Landscape Architect.
Fred shares his passion for design and landscape architecture with the community, having served as a mentor of high school students for the ACE Mentor program and as a professional mentor and guest studio critic for students at the University of Washington. When not at the office, he can be found trying to keep up with the younger players on the soccer pitch or seeking the perfect macaroni and cheese recipe.
Kelly’s design work at GGN has covered all scales of design from pedestrian scaled street furniture for Landscape Forms to large scale urban and landscape planning for the Centennial Park Master Plan in Nashville, Tennessee and the Hudson Park Boulevard urban design in New York NY. Her project experience has allowed her to collaborate with a wide range of clients, lead community outreach meetings and workshops, and team with a variety architects, engineers and designers. Kelly’s large scale landscape design and master planning has involved complex urban sites that thoughtfully combine elements of sustainability, accessibility and security, creatively accommodate pedestrian and vehicle movements and make places rich in the experience of materials, planting and the unique character of the site.
David’s interdisciplinary background in architecture, landscape architecture, art history, and community development inform and motivate a dedication to public space as it manifests itself in physical places. David’s work experience ranges from large-scale post-industrial sites to small-scale design-build and digital fabrication projects. David edited the academic journal lunch at the University of Virginia where he earned both a Masters of Architecture and a Masters of Landscape Architecture and was awarded the top academic honor from both programs. In 2009 he was named the National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation.
Austin brings his strong graphic representation abilities, thorough analysis and documentation techniques, and strong digital and physical model making to his work at GGN. He is interested in urban landscape projects that distinguish themselves at the macro scale by their organization, multi-functionality, and place-making strategies, and at the micro scale by their unique execution of details, and he approaches his own designs with such considerations. Austin is interested in digital fabrication and the use of parametric and 3D modeling software to execute precise digital and physical models that are attune to constructability and material efficiency. This precision and attention to detail has been instrumental in the design and construction of complex water features for GGN projects. Austin has his Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
With a strong architectural background, Anne is passionate about the way landscape facilitates the interaction between individuals and place. She aims to create designs that have multifaceted concepts which provide both durable and ever-changing experiences. Her graphics provide an insight into textures, color, and atmosphere of places. At GGN, Anne has been involved in a breadth of projects from a campus master plan at SC Johnson to the design of a temporal garden for the Venice Biennale. Anne is LEED accredited and has a Masters of Architecture from the University of Virginia.
Emily brings strong conceptual thinking skills and an intuitive hands-on working style to GGN. Previous academic study of world religions and philosophy strongly influences her approach to design. Emily is particularly interested in landscape as a setting for social and environmental narratives, and in the use of landscape to offer physical and intellectual experiences of place to the individual as well as to the larger community. Emily enjoys coordinating complex systems such as landscape over structure and interactive water features. As a project manager, Emily’s creativity and sensitive approach have shaped projects ranging in scale from master plan to streetscape, including CityCenter DC and UW School of Medicine. Emily holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. An avid horsewoman, Emily can often be found at the barn when outside the GGN studio.
Kara has over eight years of experience designing and documenting public projects ranging from conceptual and interpretive master plans to precise detailing and tight grading over structure. She shines on projects that pose complex challenges, require intensive coordination between disciplines, and provide opportunities for innovative and elegant problem solving. Her design approach is grounded in her academic studies in anthropology, archeology, and textiles; a background that focuses her exploration of the layers of meaning inherent in every place and their expression in the design of the physical world.
At GNN, Kara has worked as project manager for Phase 2 of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus headquarters, ensuring that the second phase of construction continues the high standards of design and landscape performance established in the initial phase, which opened in 2011.
Outside of her work at GGN, Kara is involved in the revitalization of the Pioneer Square Historic District as a co-author of an interpretive master plan, a volunteer tour guide, and as a neighborhood stakeholder. Originally from the high plains of Colorado, she now feels a strong connection to the Salish Sea and takes every opportunity to explore it by kayak.
With professional experience primarily in architecture, Annelise has worked on projects ranging from private rooftop terraces to urban plazas and tailored residences to boutique retail. She has sought to unify the gap between buildings and landscape, seeing spaces as manifestations of cultural practice.
Originally from Seattle, she has always felt at home in a northwestern environment and hopes to help redefine the fluidity of the wild in the urban realm. Annelise has been informed by her foundational work in arts and crafts, and gained a great amount of cultural knowledge from a stint studying architecture and philosophy in Paris, at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture, La Villette. Annelise completed her Bachelor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts and has worked in San Francisco, Seattle and New York.
With a five year architectural background in education, institutional, and healthcare projects, Juliet brings excellent planning, detailing, and technical skills to GGN. She is best described as GGN’s utility player: her adaptability and ease with all of our project scopes means she has worked on almost every GGN project. Juliet believes that teamwork and collaboration are paramount to achieving good design execution and client satisfaction. She lends a skilled eye to the technical illustration of GGN’s design intent and plays a key role in many of GGN's projects by providing highly organized drawing methods and quality control in the creation and completion of construction documents. Juliet earned her MA from the University of Washington and a BFA from the University of Colorado. She spends her free time answering home gardening questions as a volunteer for the King County Master Gardeners. She is active in the Seattle community, including supporting at-risk youth in gardening education and tending a garden site at one of the many Seattle community gardens.
Adrine brings an interdisciplinary background in landscape architecture, community design, cultural landscapes, and urban planning to GGN. She is interested in investigating site histories, enhancing the particularities of place, and exploring alternate models of design and development to create spaces that integrate their social, ecological, and cultural contexts. Prior to joining GGN, she worked in design and planning at non-profit and public agencies in Los Angeles, Boston, and most recently Biloxi, Mississippi. She earned her graduate degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also received her undergraduate degree in geography.
After living on all three US coasts, she is excited to be living in the northwest and becoming acquainted with a region that is entirely new to her. When not in the studio, she can be found wandering about town on foot and tasting all the local culinary delights.
Jordan brings to GGN his interdisciplinary background linking the fine arts, landscape architecture and the sciences. His interest is in the physical nature of the built environment and the overlay and collision of natural and cultural processes that shape it constantly. Jordan recieved an MLA from the University of Washington, a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with concentrations in ceramic and metal sculpture, as well as a BA in Environmental Studies from Alfred University. Jordan continues to explore the connections between landscape, process, and the populations they affect every day in the objects and spaces we build.
Jessie is interested in creating meaningful connections between landscape and people through amplifying the tangible and temporal qualities of the landscape. Her background in visual art, river systems, and landscape architecture informs a passion for natural processes, landscape experience, representation, and design. Project experience includes schematic and design development for a University Children's Hospital and a Conservation Biology Institute. Jessie earned a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia where she served as a teaching assistant for several courses including Sites and Systems, Plants in Their Environment, and Planted Systems and Urban Ecology. After graduating Jessie traveled to Rome and through the study of Roman walls she explored how urban infrastructure changes and adopts multiple meanings over time. In her spare time Jessie enjoys painting, gardening, and most outdoor activities.
With her interdisciplinary background in architecture, landscape architecture and environmental design, Chihiro’s design enthusiasm is for exploring elegant, functional solutions for complex urban sites that meld infrastructure and space making strategies. Prior to joining GGN, she worked on various project types and scales from residential gardens to large community and urban designs in the US and internationally.
Chihiro is a native of Hokkaido, Japan. She received an MLA and MArch from the University of Virginia and a BLA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a designer at GGN she is currently working on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC among other projects.
Through landscape architecture Eric seeks to create vibrant community-oriented places that connect people to their cultural and environmental contexts. His ability to move between conceptual big-picture thinking and the minutiae of construction detailing lets him serve a key team role ensuring that projects maintain their original vision as they move through design development and construction documentation. Eric has done so successfully on many of GGN’s recent projects such as UW Mercer Hall and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Additionally Eric’s prior professional experience in graphic design and illustration gives him a comfort level in all modes of digitial and hand rendering. A licensed landscape architect, Eric received his MLA from the University of Washington and BFA in Illustration/Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Outside of GGN, Eric can often be found using his landscape architecture skills to help communities implement grassroots community-based projects. You may also find Eric tending to his garden, wandering through mountainous backcountry, or strumming on his guitar.
With her cross-cultural and multidisciplinary background, Makie brings her strong commitment to a holistic approach, integration and collaboration to the design process. She enjoys working on a variety of projects scales and creating cohesive, sustainable, and elegant design solutions. Prior to joining GGN, Makie worked on a variety of award winning urban design, community design, and landscape architectural projects internationally, with a focus on environmental and social responsibility.
Her continued intellectual curiosity and involvement in academia contributes to creating progressive projects. Makie taught for 2 years at the University of Virginia, instructing design studios, digital media courses, and fundamental design courses for both architecture and landscape architecture graduate students. At the University of Washington she instructs a seminar in Asian Urbanism. Makie received her MLA with an Urban Design Certificate from the University of Washington.
A passionate and versatile designer, AJ is inspired by his exploration of the boundaries between land and water, built and natural, architecture and landscape. He takes a multidisciplinary approach to the built environment through the integration of landscape, architecture, interpretation, and art, holding firm in the belief that every element of the built environment should tie into a well thought-out composition. AJ is interested in elegant solutions to complex problems that create a tapestry rich in meaning and inspired by place. He seeks to create healthy, sustainable landscapes that teach, exhibit, and create opportunities to learn and play. AJ has experience in all phases of project delivery from conceptual design to construction administration, and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Washington.
With a background in architecture, Japanese gardens, and landscape architecture, Yuichiro is particularly interested in the logic behind simple aesthetic designs. He has experimented with using various graphic communication tools including hand drawing, 3D modeling, physical modeling, and digital fabrication to represent and develop site-specific designs. Originally from Japan, Yuichiro holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology and a Master of Environmental Science from University of Shiga Prefecture. He continued his study in the US and received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Yuichiro enjoys surfing, traveling, and walking.
Kevin is currently pursuing a Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. With a diverse education in the fine arts, religious studies, music, and landscape architecture, his professional aspiration is to create lively public spaces where the inherent dignity of all persons are recognized and celebrated within their respective cultural contexts and needs. As an intern, he plans to hone his creative skills and further develop his knowledge of the tools and skills necessary to achieve his aspiration. Kevin has previously worked for the US Green Building Council, US National Arboretum, and American Architectural Foundation.
Jeanne brings an international background in the horticultural and design industries to her role as Kathryn Gustafson’s Personal Assistant. Prior to joining GGN, Jeanne worked for over ten years in design-build landscape horticulture. Previous to that, she was an administrator at Andrée Putman’s Ecart International in Paris, a company specializing in the re-edition, fabrication and distribution of furniture designed by artists and architects of the 20th century. Jeanne speaks French fluently and taught English as a second language to horticulture students in France. Jeanne coordinated the efforts to collect and prepare materials for the publication of 'Moving Horizons.'
Selina does a wonderful job of welcoming new contacts to GGN. She is a valuable resource to the studio and is responsible for many of the daily logistics at the firm. In addition to her work at GGN, she was, most recently, the lead artist for the 2012 Earthworks Tour Inaugural Ride, a bicycle tour of art and landscape in the Green River Valley.
Her previous experience has offered her a diversity of opportunities such as facilitating the Design Your 'Hood program for the Seattle Art Museum, designing materials for Seattle’s landmark Freeway Park, and serving on the City of Seattle Green Building Team. An enthusiastic explorer, Selina has traveled extensively in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific region.
Selina holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington. She is an avid Cross Fitter and in her spare time enjoys dancing with her toddler.
Lynda is responsible for the internal bookkeeping and accounting functions at GGN. Lynda brings more than 20 years of experience in assisting small business owners with setting up and maintaining their bookkeeping and accounting systems. Although she has worked with a variety of industries, Lynda says that the creative setting of a design firm is most to her liking as it counterbalances the precise nature of her work. Lynda elevates the office with her energetic presence, communication skills, and sense of humor.
Cass brings a breadth of experience in communications, business, fine gardening, and the arts to her role at GGN. While managing the office’s external interactions with clients and consultants, Cass also oversees GGN’s internal systems, from the computer network to the resource library. Her work experience includes event planning and catering, magazine and book publishing, stock brokerage sales assistance (“really the office mom,” she says), sales in the record industry (before CDs), dog training, and gardening at Roche Harbor Resort, on San Juan Island. Her dynamic range of skills enhances every aspect of GGN’s work and environment. Cass is fondly known for saying, “No job is too big or too small.”
Cheryl dos Remedios has an interdisciplinary background in art, project management, public works, and landscape preservation. Known for her success in connecting communities to the designed landscape and to the environment, Cheryl enhances GGN's connections to the public and to our clients by leading GGN's public communications and marketing endeavors.
Prior to GGN, Cheryl worked as an artist and public art administrator, most recently focusing on the stewardship of the Herbert Bayer Earthwork. Active in the local art and design community, she currently serves on the Port of Seattle Art Oversight Committee, the Great City Board, and the Rainier Beach Moving Forward Committee. In the past, she has served on the 4Culture Public Art Advisory Committee and the Arboretum Foundation Board. Cheryl is also the founding director of aLIVe: a Low Impact Vehicle exploration, which re-imagines our transportation system using everything from poetry to prototypes.