What We Do

We are landscape architects who collaborate with clients, communities, architects, engineers, scientists, and artists. Our client base ranges from local community groups to private corporations, and we maintain a balanced portfolio of public and private work that includes projects at every scale.

 

We are advocates for the artful transformation of the public realm. Our work includes parks and public open space, civic and healthcare facilities, campuses, urban commercial development, schools, multi-modal design, and intimate gardens. Our services typically include open-space planning, entitlements, community engagement, site design, concept development, presentation drawings, construction documents, horticultural consulting, and construction administration.

 

At the end of the day, we get our work built, even in the most competitive public bid environments, because we partner with the community, our clients, and design associates.  Our approach takes commitment, creativity, and more than often, a bit of humor.

 


Services
 
Landscape Architecture
Land Use Planning & Entitlements
Permitting
Community Engagement
Master Planning
Site Selection
Sustainable Design
Horticultural Consulting
Interior Landscapes
Irrigation
Sustainability

Sustainability is integral to our approach for every project we undertake, regardless of LEED or SITES aims. From the start of a project on, we thoughtfully consider resource efficiency, re-use of materials, long-term costs relating to maintenance, and impacts on both municipal infrastructure and the environment. We also expect sustainable features to be more than reliably functional—they should also make a strong aesthetic contribution to the overall design. In fact, our work has been honored with a number of awards that recognize our leadership in creating memorable urban places that seamlessly incorporate green infrastructure elements and celebrate their function.

 
 
History

With the simple desire to do great work locally, Mark Brands and Robert Shrosbree, FASLA founded Site Workshop in 2000. After years of working with EDAW (now AECOM) on large-scale projects throughout the country and around the globe, the two decided it was time for a change. Jim Keller was added to the team, and they started out in a garage on Western Avenue, retaining their core clients, and building the foundation of one of the leading landscape architecture practices in the Pacific Northwest.

 

More than a decade later, Site Workshop thrives on a diverse range of projects at multiple scales, primarily within the Puget Sound region. Our brand is firmly rooted in our community.

 
Community

The local community is the soul of our professional practice. As a firm, we make it a priority to take on small, grant-funded, and pro bono projects, providing volunteer-based groups the same level of service we provide corporate clients. We also support the local design community by sponsoring events, serving on advisory boards, and contributing to landscape architecture programs at Washington universities.

 

Our team places a high value on volunteering outside the office. We work in our children's schools, and coach their sports teams. We work with local arts organizations, conservation groups, neighborhood programs, and civic policy efforts. We know that direct engagement with our community is not only personally rewarding, but enriches our work as designers.

 
Awards

2017

Neighborcare Health, Meridian Center for Health, AIA Healthcare Design Award

2016

Artists at Play, American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington Chapter, Merit Award for General Design over $500,000 Construction Budget 

Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center, Modern Healthcare Design Awards, Senior Friendly Award

Doppler Building at Amazon, AIA Seattle Honor Awards, Honorable Mention

2015

Federal Center South, AIA COTE Top 10 Plus Award

 

2014

Seattle Children's Hospital Building Hope, Healthcare Design, Landscape Architecture Award for Health Care Communities Silver

Raisbeck Aviation High School, AIA CAE Merit Award

Federal Center South, USACE District Headquarters, US General Services Administration Citation Award

Kirke Park, Seattle Design Commission Design Excellence Award

 

2013

Seattle Children's Hospital, Major Institution Master Plan and Building Hope, ENR Northwest Best Projects, Healthcare

Seattle Children's Hospital, Major Institution Master Plan and Building Hope, Modern Healthcare Design Awards Award of Excellence

Federal Center South, USACE District Headquarters, Interior Design Best of the Year Green Award of Excellence

Federal Center South, USACE District Headquarters, Design-Build Institute of America

Federal Center South, USACE District Headquarters, AIA NW/Pacific Region Civic Design Award

Federal Center South, USACE District Headquarters, National AIA COTE Top 10 Award

 

2012

Wright Park Sprayground and Playground Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber New Tacoma Awards Public Places Award

UW Medical Center Expansion, Northwest Construction Consumer Council Distinguished Project Award for Public Projects Over $10 Million

Thomas C. Wales Park, ASLA WA Chapter Merit Award

Ella Bailey Park, ASLA WA Chapter Merit Award

 

2010

Bastyr University Student Housing, US Green Building Council LEED for Homes Project of the Year Award

Everett Community College Gray Wolf Hall, AIA WA Council Design Merit Award

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic, AIA Seattle Merit Award

St. Anthony Hospital, International Academy for Design and Health Award for Sustainable Design

St. Anthony Hospital, Modern Healthcare Design Honorable Mention

 

2009

ShoWare Center, AIA WA Council Civic Design Citation Award

St. Anthony Hospital, McGraw-Hill's Northwest Construction Best of Award

St. Anthony Hospital, Healthcare Environments Awards

Kitsap County Administration Building, Sustainable Building Industry Council Beyond Green Award

 

2008

Ella Bailey Park, Seattle Design Commission Design Excellence Award

The Village at Galisteo Basin Preserve, ASLA WA Chapter Honor Award for Planning and Analysis

Dahl Playfield, WA Recreation and Park Association Best Park Award

Northgate Library, Seattle Design Commission Community Center and Urban Design Excellence Award

Kitsap County Administration Building, AIA NW/Pacific Region Honor Award

Kitsap County Administration Building, AIA Seattle Merit Award

Kitsap County Administration Building, ASLA WA Chapter Special Mention Award for Sustainability

Northgate Community Center, WA Recreation and Park Association Best Facility Award

Everett Community College Whitehorse Hall, AIA WA Council Civic Design Citation Award

 

2007

Ross Park Shelter House, AIA WA Council Civic Design Citation Award

Northgate Community Center, AIA WA Council Civic Design Merit Award

Snohomish County Campus, AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Citation for Design Excellence

Kitsap County Administration Building, AIA WA Council Civic Design Merit Award

 

2006

University of Washington Conibear Shellhouse, AIA WA Council Civic Design Honor Award

Snohomish County Campus, AIA WA Council Civic Design Honor Award

Skagit Valley College McIntyre Hall, AIA Seattle Merit Award

 

2005

University of Washington Surgery Pavilion, ASLA WA Special Mention Award

Snohomish County Campus, AIA Seattle Commendation Award

Snohomish County Campus, McGraw-Hill's Northwest Construction Best Public Project in WA Award

Snohomish County Campus, ASLA WA Chapter Merit Award

Olympic College Poulsbo, AIA NW/Pacific Region Honor Award

 

2004

Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, Business Week/Architectural Record Award

Olympic College Poulsbo, AIA WA Council Civic Design Honor Award

Olympic College Poulsbo, AIA Seattle Merit Award

 

2003

Snohomish County Campus, ASLA WA Chapter Special Mention Award

University of Washington Surgery Pavilion, McGraw-Hill's Northwest Construction Award of Excellence

Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, National AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects Award

Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, AIA WA Council Civic Design Honor Award

Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, AIA Seattle What Makes It Green? Award

 

2002

Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, AIA Seattle Honor Award

 

2001

Asarco Peninsula Park, ASLA WA Chapter Merit Award

Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Design Commission Commendation Award

Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, AIA Seattle Merit Award

Reebok International Headquarters, AIA Seattle Citation Award

Reebok International Headquarters, Boston Society of Architects Honor Award

 

1999

Harrison Memorial Hospital, ASLA WA Chapter Honorable Mention

 

1997

WA State East Capitol Campus, ASLA WA Chapter People's Choice Award

 
Partners

Architects and Engineers

ABKJ

Atelier Jones Architects

Barker Rinker Seacat

Bassetti Architects

Busby + Associates Architects

CAST

Callison

Civitas Urban Design + Planning

CO Architects

Collins Woerman

Coughlin Porter Lundeen

Genlser

GeoEngineers

Graphite Design Group

Griffin Bolte Jurgens

Heliotrope

Jones Atelier

HOK Sport

Hummel Architects

Keating/Khang Architects

KMD Architects

KPFF

LPD Engineering

LMN Architects

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

McGranahan Architects

Mahlum Architects

Mark Travers Architect

McGranahan

Miller|Hull Partnership

MBT Architects

NBBJ

Olson Kundig Architects

Patano + Haferman Architects

Perkins + Will

Populous

Pyramid Engineering

Reid Middleton

Rice Fergus Miller

Roen Associates

Schacht|Aslani Architects

SHKS Architects

SkB Architects

Springline Design

SRG Partnership

Studio Meng Strazzara

THA Architects

Transpo Group

Urban Design Associates

Weinstein A|U

Wolken Communica

WR Consulting

ZGF Architects

 

Public, Civic, Institutional

Beer Sheva Playground Committee

BF Day Elementary School PTSA

Central Washington University

City of Kent

City of Sammamish

City of Seatac

City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

City of Seattle Department of Parks + Recreation

City of Vancouver, BC

City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Everett Community College

Ft Lewis RCI Office

Franciscan Health System

Friends of Broadway Hill Park

Friends of Dahl Playfield

Friends of Magnolia Manor Park

Friends of Pinehurst Playfield

Harborview Medical Center

Harrison Memorial Hospital

Highline School District

Island Hospital

King County Library System

Kitsap County

Metro Parks Tacoma

MultiCare

Neighborcare Health

Olympic College

Overlake Hospital

P-Patch Trust

PenMet Park District

Pierce County Library System

Phinney Neighborhood Association

Port of Seattle

Sacajawea Elementary School PTSA

Sammamish Parks & Recreation

Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Center

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Seattle Public Libraries

Sharp Memorial Hospital

Snohomish County

Sonoma Country Day School

Sustainable Magnolia

St Joseph Hospital

State of Washington General Administration

Swedish Medical Center

Tudor Trust

University of Washington

US General Services Administration

Valley Medical Center

View Ridge Elementary School PTSA

Vision Greenwood

Washington State Department of Transportation

Whatcom Community College

Whittier Elementary School PTSA

 

Owners and Developers

Amazon

Bank of America

Barrientos

Berlex

Boeing Employees Credit Union

Clise Properties

Commonweal Conservancy

Equity Residential

Finning International

Harwood International

Levin Menzies

Lowe Enterprises

Microsoft Corporation

Opus Northwest

RC Hedreen

Reebok International

Schnitzer West

Seneca Group

Spieker Properties

The Lincoln Property Company

The Lyle Anderson Companies

UniDev

Urban Green

Urban Visions

Vulcan Real Estate

Washington Holdings

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