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Shawn Stankewich

shawn@swiftcompany.com

biography

With a background in ecology, design, and environmental philosophy, Shawn has an interest in the application of landscape architecture to environmental issues with a focus on didactic landscapes and ecological infrastructure. Shawn is dedicated to generating solutions that reduce human impacts on the environment and create a stronger bond between natural systems and culture. Shawn’s previous work in Manitoba, Canada, included researching prairie ecosystem water issues and proposing solutions that combine aspects of environmental sciences, engineering, and educational philosophy. Shawn was named a University Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, received highest standing awards for each of his years of study in the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture, and received the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Student Award of Merit for his graduate work.

education+

University of Manitoba, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2014

University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Environmental Design, 2009

activities+

ACE Mentor Program, Puget Sound Affiliate, 2015 – 2016
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture – Conference Presenter, 2012; Abstract Reviewer, 2014-present
University of Manitoba – Teaching Assistant, 2009-2014; Warehouse Journal Editor, 2009; Lecturer, 2013-2014
Manitoba Envirothon – Team Advisor 2004-2015

Passions: Backpacking, ecological literacy theory, and exploring and studying prairie landscapes.

selected projects+

2+U | Seattle, WA
Oregon State University College of Forestry | Corvallis, OR
University of Washington Medical Center Entry | Seattle, WA
Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension | Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, & Lynnwood, WA
Sound Transit Link Light Rail Northgate Station | Seattle, WA
Living Prairie Museum Annex | Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Assiniboine Forest Wayfinding and Interpretive Strategy | Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Hygge House | Winnipeg, MB, Canada