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El Centro de la Raza’s Cinco de Mayo

A Community Cultural Celebration El Centro de la Raza (ECDLR) held their 11th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Saturday May 7th, 2016 at the Jefferson Community Center in Seattle. Free and open to the public, it couldn’t have been a more perfect afternoon for a community celebration with clear blue skies and balmy weather that…
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8 Benefits of Outdoor Play Spaces

Well-designed outdoor play spaces directly benefit child development and creativity. Here are just 8 of the numerous benefits: Outdoor play spaces provide an outlet for different types of play including function/motor development, construction, socio-dramatic, and games with rules. They allow children to connect with nature and develop a relationship with the world around them. They help…
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8 Health Benefits of Being Out in Nature

Spring is finally here! Time to shake off the winter blues and get outside. We have the evidence to explain the health benefits of why you should be spending more time in nature. 1. Reduced Anxiety & Depression Rumination is what happens when you get really sad and you can’t stop thinking about it or…
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Accessible Design: Capitalizing on the Benefits of Nature

The West Studio presented Accessible Design: Capitalizing on the Benefits of Nature  at the 2016 WASLA conference ‘Imagine Tomorrow’.  This years theme questioned the past, present, and future of landscape architecture; in particular, what our future holds for the profession. Keynote speakers, Steve Austin JD ASLA and David Rubin ASLA FAAR, provided a bridge to reflect on our cumulative…
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