Biruk is a landscape designer with diverse experience on a variety of project types including urban plazas, public parks, hospital campuses, and affordable housing and market-rate developments. After receiving a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, he worked in Boston where he played a critical role in a variety of public and privately-owned projects on the East Coast.
At Site Workshop, Biruk continues to explore his interest in creating functional and expressive landscapes. He is currently collaborating on various community-oriented housing projects, public parks, hospital campus landscapes, and streetscape concept plans.
Outside the office, Biruk is an active Board Member of the Africatown Planning and Development Association in Seattle’s Central District. He leverages his wide-ranging experience in design, project management, and community organization to advocate for an inclusive, sustainable, and culturally vibrant development that reflects the historically African American and African diaspora community.
Biruk's current projects include Africatown Plaza, the Seattle Children's Hospital Forest B expansion, and the Thomas Street Concept Plan.