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Debra Guenther, FASLA

2018 Show Judge, landscape architect and partner, Mithūn, Seattle

Deb is a partner at Mithūn, an integrated design firm in Seattle and San Francisco that designs for positive change. The firm’s team of architects, landscape architects and interior designers create buildings and spaces in the city to provide the functions of and experience the delights of nature.  Currently she is working with the City of Seattle as an advisor for the city-wide public space plan which seeks to create a livable city in response to rapid growth. She was awarded the ASLA President’s Medal in 2010 for her work on SITES – a best management practices tool that guides sustainable landscape performance. She was recognized as a fellow of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council for helping launch the Living Building challenge and establishing LEED as a requirement for State of Washington funded projects. She currently serves as board member for Ecodistricts – a new model for urban regeneration at a neighborhood scale – and board emeritus of the Landscape Architecture Foundation that supports research and scholarship.

Design for Positive Change: Best Practice Gardening For You, Your Neighborhood and the World

Gardens are integral to the larger landscape of our neighborhoods, cities and world.  How we garden can reflect healthy living, attract diverse species of pollinators and birds and keep watersheds functioning for everyone’s benefit.  Deb will share the national SITES tool –best practices for sustainable design and maintenance of your garden. She will also share how these practices scale up in designs of Seattle parks, streets and neighborhoods that you can visit around town.

Wednesday, Feb 7 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room

Friday, Feb 9 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room