October 3, 2019 - GGN is busy working on many exciting projects, and we are seeking people with a passion for design, problem solving, and discovery to join us. We are especially interested in individuals with a strong background in leading/strategizing technical document sets.
Find more information about how to apply at ggnltd.com/jobs.
October 2, 2019 - Yesterday the American Society of Landscape Architecture announced that GGN’s Lower Rainier Vista & Pedestrian Land Bridge has received a National ASLA Professional Honor Award in General Design. The awards presentation ceremony will take place during the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, to be held this November in San Diego, California.
The Lower Rainier Vista project at the University of Washington extends and completes the Olmsted Brothers’ historic vision for a monumental campus axis within the intersection of many transportation modes. The design references Collegiate Gothic forms and uses fine-tuned grading of the Vista to frame views, integrate modern infrastructure, and provide new ADA connections. A new land bridge facilitates multimodal integration of pedestrians, cyclists, buses, and automobiles between the new light rail station at Husky Stadium, the University of Washington Medical Center, and the University campus heart. KPFF was the structural and civil engineer on the project.
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing nearly 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.
September, 18, 2019 - Yesterday the International Federation of Landscape Architect's President, James Hayter, announced at the 2019 World Congress in Oslo, Norway, that Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. This award is the highest honour that the International Federation of Landscape Architects can bestow to a landscape architect.
In her acceptance speech, Kathryn said, "The sky is ours - everything under - take good care of it."
The award recognizes a living landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of society and the environment and on the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture. The award is bestowed annually on an academic public or private practitioner whose work and achievements are respected internationally.