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Our studio is passionate, supportive and proud of what we do. Most importantly we value and support individuals and ideas that enrich our workplace, our projects and the lives of those with whom we work in the belief that this approach is intrinsic to creating holistic and impactful places.

We take our role as stewards of the environment seriously and continuously strive to achieve balance between program (people) and site (nature). We bring an ethic of sustainability, ecological awareness, resource efficiency, and regenerative design to all of our projects.

  • Principal, ASLA

    Greg Brower

  • Principal, ASLA

    Guy Michaelsen

  • Principal, ASLA, LEED AP

    Jason Henry

  • Principal, ASLA, LEED AP

    Jonathan Morley

  • Principal, ASLA

    Steve Shea

  • Associate, Landscape Architect

    Andy Mitton

  • Associate, Landscape Architect

    Brad McGuirt

  • Administrative Assistant

    Christine Gannon

  • Project Manager, Landscape Architect

    Cynthia Talley

  • Landscape Architectural Staff, LEED Green Associate

    Eunjee Angie Oh

  • Landscape Architectural Staff

    Jason Fristensky

  • Landscape Architectural Staff

    Jennifer Montressor

  • Intern

    Jianzhao (Leo) Zheng

  • Project Manager, Landscape Architect

    Jordan Zlotoff

  • Associate, Marketing Director

    Kelly Rench

  • Project Manager, Landscape Architect

    Matt Martenson

  • Bookkeeper

    Stacy Rowland

  • Landscape Architectural Staff

    Stephanie Woirol

  • Associate, CSBA, LEED AP

    Todd Bronk

  • Landscape Architectural Staff

    Victoria Halligan

Employment

Berger Partnership is a landscape architecture firm with decades of success designing projects for a variety of clients. The firm is always looking for motivated, creative individuals who are interested in working on diverse project types.

We do not currently have any open positions but are always interested in receiving your qualifications. Please send a cover letter and resume (PDF format preferred) to resumes@bergerpartnership.com.

Awards

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Greg Brower

Principal, ASLA

Greg enjoys solving problems, creating from commonly found elements, enjoys challenge, variety, and believes inspiration can come from anything. A few projects exemplifying these beliefs include the Suncadia Resort, Roslyn; and REI Flagship Store and Jefferson Park in Seattle.

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Guy Michaelsen

Principal, ASLA

Guy’s passion is shaping places to support increasingly dense and rich urban environs, be it spaces in the heart of our cities, or the parks and natural areas offering escape and revitalization. He relishes working with people to help them be excited for the possibilities of what could be. He counts himself lucky to be able to say, “I love my job!” When not at work, he is likely on a walkabout with his family in a great park, or on an adventure. Three projects representing his personality and design ideals include Magnuson Park, Redmond Central Connector, and Riverfront Park.

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Jason Henry

Principal, ASLA, LEED AP

Jason’s passion is combining the wilds and the urban environments of the west coast, seemingly two opposite ends of the spectrum. Integrating natural systems and meticulous detail influences much of his design and planning work for the public and private realm throughout the state. He sees his work as an opportunity to educate people about the environments and community we live in while enriching their daily lives through place making and meaningful design. Some of his favorite projects include Seattle University, Whitman College and the Washington Park Arboretum.

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Jonathan Morley

Principal, ASLA, LEED AP

Jonathan loves projects with new challenges. He thrives working in teams with visionary clients and finds multidisciplinary collaborations among the most rewarding. He is proudest of public projects that make complete strangers smile and want to return day after day, year after year. He enjoys shaping places that touch people in some small way and make our urban environment a better place to live. Recent and ongoing projects embracing these qualities include Cal Anderson Park, Bullitt Center, and McGilvra Place Park.

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Steve Shea

Principal, ASLA

As part of Berger since 1974, and a principal since 1981, Steve has shaped many of the firm’s projects. He is a collaborator who values sharing knowledge and experiences with design teams, clients and staff to add depth to new projects and foster long-term relationships. He believes in constant evolution and embracing collectively to push projects and processes to exceed program expectations. Steve semi-retired in 2015. His current projects include coordinating the construction phase for Lincoln Square Expansion in Bellevue, WA and project management support on other projects.

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Andy Mitton

Associate, Landscape Architect

Inspired by natural and built environments, Andy is interested in integrating these elements into the urban context. He enjoys collaborating with local communities and individual clients to synthesize their ideas from concept to reality. Examples include the Jefferson Park expansion in Seattle, Phase 2 of the Pacific Connections Garden at Washington Park Arboretum, the renovation work for the historic Ladder Creek Gardens in Newhalem, and Confluence Park in Issaquah. Outside of the office, he loves gardening, backcountry skiing or hiking in the mountains and wilderness.

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Brad McGuirt

Associate, Landscape Architect

Brad’s interest in landscape architecture ranges from large-scale master plans to minutely scaled construction details. His passion for the profession stems from its capacity to envision new environments and its practical mandate to realize those visions through built work. Brad enjoys collaboration with clients, architects, engineers, and builders that creates places that are appropriate to their program, time, and site. A special interest of Brad’s is how technology can be leveraged to improve both the design and construction processes.

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Christine Gannon

Administrative Assistant

Christine enjoys working on a wide variety of office and project tasks from specifications, marketing materials, website updates, and reception to filing and archiving. Outside of work, some of her favorite activities are walking or jogging and perusing the mystery section of almost any bookstore.

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Cynthia Talley

Project Manager, Landscape Architect

Cindy draws from many sources including critical regionalist and regenerative design theories as she tailors her approach to each site, client, and community. She aspires to a design process where all project team members, stakeholders and community members feel understood and valued. Current projects include the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station and Capitol Hill Transit Oriented Development. Outside the office, you can find her on her bike, in the yoga studio, enjoying a home cooked meal with friends or playing with her nieces.

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Eunjee Angie Oh

Landscape Architectural Staff, LEED Green Associate

Angie joined Berger Partnership after earning her landscape architecture degree with a background in architecture and fine art. Her interests include a wide range of projects at all stages of design and planning that weave sustainability, aesthetics, and social well-being together to create solutions for a better future. She looks forward to challenging herself with projects and growing in experience. She values nature and built environments and is passionate about their combination.

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Jason Fristensky

Landscape Architectural Staff

A recent arrival to Seattle, Jason is excited by the dichotomous experiences to come through engaging in urban exploration and reflecting in the surrounding natural beauty. He views every site as part of a large and dynamic system, subject to the same environmental processes and resulting temporal evolution which formed the planet. He enjoys balancing technically challenging opportunities with creativity and recursive exploration. His current project involvement includes the development of green infrastructure at Dexter Station Phase 2 and Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station.

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Jennifer Montressor

Landscape Architectural Staff

Growing up in an urban setting surrounded by mountains, wild places, and expansive views influenced how Jen sees the marriage of the natural and built environments. She is passionate about lively public spaces, be it parks, trails, plazas, or streetscapes inviting experiential interactions between people and their physical environments. She enjoys setting the stage for these experiences and envisioning all the possibilities of what makes a place unique and loved. Outside the office, you’ll find her in the mountains, on her bike, gardening, or traveling the world.

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Jianzhao (Leo) Zheng

Intern

With a background in planning and urban design, Leo is interested in shaping urban places that advance sustainability on a social, economic, and ecological level. Growing up in an urban setting where there has been a dichotomy between built and natural environments drives him to explore solutions that bring urban richness and natural beauty together. He always welcomes challenges and enjoys learning new things from a broad range of projects.

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Jordan Zlotoff

Project Manager, Landscape Architect

Jordan’s interest in landscape architecture stems from his background in ecology and horticulture. He is devoted to developing cooperative relationships between natural processes and cultural use patterns to develop places that are beautiful, environmentally sensitive, and functional. Of particular interest are projects in the public realm where site-oriented design can begin to develop a narrative joining people to the landscape in which they live and work through the physical, sensual, emotional, and intellectual experience of the environment.

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Kelly Rench

Associate, Marketing Director

Kelly oversees the firm’s marketing efforts and loves the thrill of a big win. She assists in landing the perfect project and finds the ecologically responsive work we do continually inspiring. She is a 20-year member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services and a member of the SMPS North End Roundtable. Look for her on LinkedIn and check out our Facebook page for ongoing projects and in-house shenanigans. Away from her desk, she enjoys going fast enough to be glad she wears a helmet while cycling and skiing.

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Matt Martenson

Project Manager, Landscape Architect

Matt enjoys the sensitive and site-specific approach required by many of our projects and is inspired by places with multiple layers of function, history and culture. He looks forward to the unique challenge presented with each project: using materials in an honest, simple and effective manner to reinforce the vision, program and function embedded in successful places. Recent projects exemplifying his approach to design are the City of Seattle’s Central Waterfront Project, University of Puget Sound’s Commencement Walk and the Lemieux Library project at Seattle University.

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Stacy Rowland

Bookkeeper

Since moving to Seattle in 1991, Stacy has made a career out of trying to get creative people interested in the financial management of their projects. She has worked for two architectural firms: Olson Kundig and Miller Hull, and a structural engineering firm: Swenson Say Faget. She was delighted to join Berger Partnership in 2005. She is a National Past-President of the Society for Design Administration, a professional organization composed of administrative personnel in design and design-related firms. She obtained certification as a Certified Design Firm Administrator in 2001.

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Stephanie Woirol

Landscape Architectural Staff

The design relationships between space and place fascinate Stephanie. Two of her favorites are the interaction of sculpture and space, and cultural and ecological connections on multiple scales contributing to and informing perception of space/place. In design and life, she values observation and consideration of each element in the landscape in the recognition that each holds importance crucial to its place. Her current projects include the Lincoln Square Expansion, Pike Place Market Waterfront Entry, and the City of Kent Park and Open Space Plan.

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Todd Bronk

Associate, CSBA, LEED AP

Todd believes every project can potentially define a moment or a place. Working with clients and creative teams exploring design possibilities, shaping a shared vision into a place, and developing a dream into a built environment is how he defines success. As a Sustainable Building Advisor, he works with clients, developers, and communities to reuse existing landscapes, be it an industrial waterfront, building, brownfield, rail corridor, park space or alleyway. His desire is to reconnect urban landscapes to their history, environment, and communities through design.

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Victoria Halligan

Landscape Architectural Staff

Tori’s approach to landscape architecture stems from a background in the bio-sciences and architecture. For her, reading sites is often a process of unpeeling layers to expose the underpinning ecological and anthropogenic forces then seeking methods to introduce porosity and dialogue between the two. Working internationally gave her a unique perspective on how to negotiate between cultural priorities and ecological function. Her personal interests are finding adaptive alternatives for flood control in relationship to climatic variability.

Awards

  • Bullitt Center & McGilvra Place Park, Seattle, WA

    • Living Building Challenge Certification, 2015

  • Redmond Central Connector, Redmond, WA

    • American Trails, Trails and the Arts Award, 2015

    • WSDOT, Award of Excellence, Best Special Project, 2014

    • National & International Trails Organization, Trails and the Arts Award, 2014

    • Washington State Governor’s Smart Communities Awards, 2014

    • Feet First’s Walkable Washington Innovation Award, 2014

    • PSRC Vision 2040 Award, 2014

  • Melrose Promenade, Seattle, WA

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Merit Award in Research, Planning and Analysis, 2014

  • Stack House, Seattle, WA

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Merit Award in Residential Design, 2014

  • Confluence Park, Issaquah, WA

    • Washington Recreation and Park Association, Spotlight Award, 2014

  • Pybus Market, Wenatchee, WA

    • AIA Southwest Washington Council Civil Merit Award, 2014

    • Historic Preservation Award, Excellence on Main, 2014

  • Warren G. Magnuson Park, Seattle, WA

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Merit Award in General Design, 2014

    • Washington Recreation and Park Association, Spotlight Award, 2010

    • ACEC, Washington Chapter, Engineering Excellence Award for Complexity, 2004

  • Jefferson Park, Seattle, WA

    • Washington Recreation and Park Association, Spotlight Award, 2013

  • Productive Neighborhoods: A Case Study Based Exploration of Seattle Urban Agriculture Projects

    • ASLA Honor Award for Research, 2012

  • Swale on Yale, Seattle, WA

    • Seattle Design Commission Excellence Award, 2011

  • East Redmond Corridor Master Plan, Redmond, WA

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Merit Award for Planning and Analysis, 2010

  • Functional Landscapes: Assessing Elements of Seattle Green Factor, 2008 Internship Report

    • ASLA Honor Award for Analysis and Planning, City of Seattle Team Members, 2010

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Merit Award for Research and Communication, 2010

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, People's Choice Award, 2010

  • Pierce County Central Maintenance Facility, Frederickson, WA

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Merit for General Design, 2010

    • AIA Southwest Washington, Merit Award for Design, 2008

  • Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, WA

    • 12 Best City Parks in the United States by Forbes.com, 2009

    • Washington Recreation and Park Association, Spotlight Award, 2006

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Special Mention, 2005

    • ACEC Engineering Award for Complexity, 2004

  • Lynnwood High School, Bothell, WA

    • Bassetti Architects received the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) James D. MacConnell Award, 2010

  • Water Management Strategies Internship Report, 2007

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, 2007 Award of Merit for Research, 2008

  • Clinton Beach Park, Whidbey Island, WA

    • Sustainable Sites Initiative Park Case Study, 2008

    • AIA Northwest Washington Chapter, Honor Award, 2006

    • AIA Northwest Washington Chapter, Glen Hunt Memorial, Best Integration of Architecture & Landscape, 2006

  • Cascade Neighborhood Park, Seattle, WA

    • ACEC, Washington Chapter, Gold Award in the category of “Social, Economic and Sustainable Design”

  • IslandWood, a School in the Woods, Bainbridge Island, WA

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Special Mention, 2003

    • AIA Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Green Projects National Award

    • Arbor Day Foundation Award for the Integration of Education and the Environment

  • REI Flagship Store, Seattle, WA

    • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Merit Award, 2000

    • Published in Landscape Architecture and the Smithsonian Magazines, 1999