evidence-based design for supportive environments

As a designer, team leader and Principal of the West Studio, Audrey is dedicated to creating healthy environments for sustainable, culturally vibrant, supportive communities. Her projects include inclusive, culturally relevant health-care facilities, affordable housing, learning and play environments, community development, and mixed-use development with a focus on elders, children and special needs. Her passion for the evidence-based design process began five years ago and combines careful investigation, research and a dialog of design backed by scientific evidence to achieve the greatest positive outcomes for clients who desire inclusively supportive environments that maximize benefits to their organization, employees, residents, clients and communities.

Audrey has managed projects ranging in size from small infill design to large, multi-phased federal medical facilities. Valuing interdisciplinary collaboration and participatory design process, she enjoys working together to best meet our client’s goals and expectations. Combining her knowledge of landscape architecture, education, and inclusive design; she has honed our understanding and expertise in design for supportive environments. Providing post-occupancy evaluation of designed settings including ADA site evaluations, and comprehensive, site-specific maintenance guidelines we ensure the long-term success of our client’s projects.

Audrey loves to set valuable goals and treasures the meaningful connection she builds with the people with whom she shares the journey to successful accomplishment. She also loves to speak about inclusive design principles and expanding our understanding of equitable design.

Audrey and The West Studio are on LinkedIn

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Professional Landscape Architect (PLA), WA, OR
EDAC Certified Professional (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification)
Health Care Garden Design Certificate, J. Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Gardens
CLARB Certified Landscape Architect, facilitates performing work across the country.
LEED Accredited Professional BD+C
University of Washington: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bellevue College: AA Early Childhood Education

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES 
UW Department of Landscape Architecture Mentor, 2009 to present
American Horticultural Therapy Association, 2014 to present
ASLA Professional Practice Networks: Housing and Community, Children's Outdoor Environments and Healthcare and Therapuetic Design, 2016
WASLA Conference Speaker, 2016
SAF Youth Program Training Volunteer, 2013, 2016
ASLA National Conference, Session Host , 2015
UW/WASLA/ASLA Student Awards Juror, 2015
Presenter, Green Gardening Winter Workshop: Smart Water Use from the Ground Up, Design to Maintenance Reality, 2014
International School, Bellevue School District, WASLA Career Class Workshop, 2008

RECOGNITION 
WASLA Professional Special Mention Award, Asthma, Allergens and Children: Reducing Allergens in the Urban Environment.

PUBLICATIONS 
Asthma, Allergens and Children; Reducing Allergens in the Public and Private Landscape, Report for High Point Housing Redevelopment,
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce article Low-Allergy Landscapes; Nothing to Sneeze At, April 22, 2004

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