August 4, 2011 Edit
This just in! Jury Members have been announced for ASLA Oregon's 2011 Design Awards! See Below!
Fernanda D'Agostino - Since 1984 Fernanda D'Agostino has completed twenty five public art commissions and fifteen solo gallery exhibitions, many of which incorporated moving images in novel ways. She has completed public art projects in Oregon, Washington, California, and Arizona and has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally .She is a recipient of a Bonnie Bronson Fellowship, a Flintridge Foundation Fellowship, project grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation, and state sponsored fellowships in Montana and Oregon, for her studio work as a video installation artist. In recent years, Fernanda developed a special interest in science as she worked on projects for labs and science centers in the region. Collaborative work with naturalists at Smith and Bybee Lakes led to a series of landmark sculptures whose forms seem to grow directly from the unique ecosystem of the wetlands. In a plaza project for Everett Community College's Art and Science Building, she drew on the beautiful forms found in contemporary physics. Her work can be found on several light rail projects in the Northwest, including the Interstate Max and the Transit Mall in Portland, the SeaTac station for SoundTransit, and the Tacoma Link Light Rail system.
Maggi Johnson - Much of Maggi Johnson’s 30 years as a landscape architect have involved significant natural and historic landscapes, including national parks, zoos and scenic highway corridors. Her expertise spans master planning, analysis and programming, project management, site design, implementation, and interpretive design. She graduated with a BLA from University of Washington and an MLA from University of California, Berkeley. Maggi worked for the Seattle firm Jones & Jones where she was project manager/lead designer for a variety of projects ranging from civic master plans, small neighborhood parks, National Parks and zoos. She co-founded the architecture/landscape architecture firm Johnson+Southerland in 2007 to focus on the integration of buildings and landscape. Recent projects include public and institutional landscapes including campuses, parks and playgrounds. . Her work has won awards for design, planning, communication and community participation. Maggi is a LEED accredited professional, and is a member of the University Landscape Advisory Committee for the University of Washington and the Columbia City Landmarks District Review Committee.
Joseph Readdy - Joseph Readdy is a graduate of Washington State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Joseph is a NCARB certified architect and a LEED Accredited Professional with 30-years experience in the planning, design, and project management for projects of all scales from the individual building, to the neighborhood, district, village, town, and city. In Portland Joseph completed the implementation of the 82-acre HOPE VI project for the Housing Authority of Portland that replaced an obsolete 60-year old housing project with the award-winning mixed-use, mixed-income New Columbia community. Other project experience includes the PDC Lloyd Crossing Sustainable Urban Design Plan, the City of Adair Village, and urban design plans for neighborhoods in Gresham, Bend, Cannon Beach, and Denver, Colorado. Joseph is involved locally and nationally with issues related to food policy and sustainable transportation. Recent public presentations include presentation on Street Design and the Public Realm at CNU 19-Madison, the Oregon Design Conference, AIA Oregon, 2010 and CNU 18-Atlanta and Planning for Sustainability: Cascadia Green Building Council and Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association.
John van Staveren - John van Staveren is the President of Pacific Habitat Services and a Professional Wetland Scientist. He has over 24 years of natural resource consulting experience throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. He works closely with landscape architects on often complex projects requiring careful management and thoughtful planning of manmade and natural environments. He uses his education in marine and freshwater science and his in-depth knowledge of wetland ecology, riparian and stream systems and plant ecology to successfully complete dozens of projects each year. John served on four state-appointed Technical Advisory Committees concerning natural resource policy in Oregon. He is also principal author of the Freshwater Wetland Restoration a chapter in The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia. The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration (Island Press, 2006).
Sam Williamson - Sam Williamson grew up in Portland, where he attended Ainsworth and Lincoln High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and his MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of design. He worked in the offices of Michael Van Valkenburgh, George Hargreaves and Peter Cummin before starting his own firm in 1991 and moving back to Portland in 1996. For twenty years, Samuel H. Williamson Associates (SHWA) has been designing mostly residential gardens all around the United States. SHWA’s projects have been published in many books and magazines.