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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.

2017-2018 Members
Leslie Batten – Board & Vellum
Jim Brennan – J.A. Brennan Associates
Liz Browning – Member At-Large
Nancy Chan – Hewitt
Sandy Fischer – Fischer Bouma Partnership
Noelle Higgins – HDR
Amy Lindemuth – Mithun
David Marshall – GGLO
Kasia Keeley – Jr. PAC Member/ UW Alum
Anna O’Connell (PAC Co-Chair) – Berger Partnership
Lara Rose – Walker Macy
Mike Schwindeller – Seattle Parks + Rec
Brad Smith – Mithun
Shawn Stankewich – Swift Company
Lucas Vannice – WASLA
Kara Weaver(PAC Co-Chair) – Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Ltd