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Rhys van Bemmel

Rhys van Bemmel



Rhys’ background in urban planning and environmental studies informs his interests in landscape architecture. Rhys is passionate about sustainable design practices and the opportunities that urban sites present for integrating wildlife habitat into the built environment. His previous work includes a range of projects, from large-scale mixed use, multifamily and campus housing, to small-scale sites and design-build projects. As a graduate student at the University of Washington, Rhys assisted in course instruction in architectural photography and site grading and drainage. His thesis research explored design strategies for supporting wildlife habitat in small-scale urban sites.


University of Washington, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2016

Western Washington University, Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies & Urban Planning, 2008


Licensed Landscape Architect, Washington State


American Society of Landscape Architects, Member, 2014-Present
Graduate Student Instructor | University of Washington, 2014-2015

Passions: Rhys loves exploring cities on a bike, getting out into the Pacific Northwest for hikes, and spending time with his baby girl.

selected projects+

Sound Transit Northgate Station | Seattle, WA
Central Washington University, Nutrition Science Bldg | Ellensburg, WA
Copper Creek Master Plan | Pierce County, WA
Canyon Park Master Plan | Bothell, WA
Meydenbauer Residence | Meydenbauer, WA