swift company

Laura Enman

laraua@swiftcompany.com

biography

As a landscape designer with a background in ecology and equity work, Laura has a passion for spaces that write humans and the environment into the same story. From habitat research to youth outreach, her diverse experiences help her see the potential of landscape as places that can facilitate environmental and social goals in tandem. Her culminating Design/Build project in the University of Washington’s Landscape Architecture program focused on integrating Seattle’s historic Ballard neighborhood with the wildlife of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The resulting 11th Ave NW Shoreline Street End Park weaves habitat structures with Scandinavian-influenced community spaces. Laura’s recent work experience includes wildlife conservation and zoological parks, transportation projects, public parks and large-scale master plans.

education+

University of Washington, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2015
University of Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science, Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, 2006
Study Abroad, Ecuador, 2005

activities+

WASLA SEP Committee member, 2017-Present
WASLA K-12 Outreach Sub-Committee member, 2016-Present
American Society of Landscape Architects, Member, 2014-Present
National ASLA Student Merit Award, 2015
Graduate Student Instructor, University of Washington, 2014-2015
UW Donald K. Sakuma Memorial Scholarship recipient, 2014
Northwest Girls Coalition Leadership Council Member, 2011-2013

Passions: Exploring and travelling, crafting and pie-baking.

selected projects+

Chinquapin Drum Lodge
Seattle Opera at the Center
PAWS New Campus
Dublin Zoo Master Plan
Grants Pass Scenic Views and Sites
Oregon Zoo Education Center