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.

 

We support the social justice transparency platform tool developed by the International Living Future Institute called JUST.  Certification includes diversity, equity, safety, employee benefit, local benefit and community stewardship.  JUST will guide firm policy to move toward a more just workplace.

 

We acknowledge we are on the ancestral lands and waters of the Puget Sound Coast Salish People, the first people of the region. In deep gratitude, we honor the land, water and the legacy and living culture of the Salish People.

  • Principal, ASLA

    Andy Mitton

  • Principal, ASLA

    Anna O'Connell

  • Landscape Designer

    Belle Miller

  • Principal, ASLA

    Brad McGuirt

  • Project Manager, PLA

    Christine Abbott

  • Office Administrator, Marketing Assistant

    Christine Gannon

  • Landscape Designer

    Cristal Jiang

  • Project Manager

    Evan Blondell

  • Principal, ASLA

    Greg Brower

  • Principal, FASLA

    Guy Michaelsen

  • Project Manager

    Jason Fristensky

  • Principal, ASLA, LEED AP

    Jason Henry

  • Project Manager

    Jennifer Garcia

  • Principal, ASLA, LEED AP

    Jonathan Morley

  • Associate

    Jordan Zlotoff

  • Principal, Director of Marketing

    Kelly Rench

  • Project Manager

    Laura Laney

  • Landscape Designer

    Lily Daniels

  • Landscape Designer

    Paulina Arango

  • Associate

    Shannon Leslie

  • Landscape Designer, PLA

    Stephanie Smith

  • Project Manager

    Stephanie Woirol

Employment

The firm is always looking for motivated, creative individuals who are interested in working on a wide range of project types.  We celebrate diversity believing it makes our work better and lives richer and encourage people of all backgrounds, orientations and abilities to apply.

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.

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Andy Mitton

Principal, ASLA

Andy is an enthusiastic leader and thrives in fostering relationships with clients and the community to create some of the region’s most successful public projects. His work experience ranges from urban planning, public infrastructure, small to regional parks, and culturally significant landscapes. His experience working with local communities to equitably integrate their ideas into the built environment includes subtly honoring a site’s past while making it relevant to the present day. Outside the office he loves gardening, cycling, or hiking the backcountry areas of the Pacific Northwest.

Anna O'Connell

Principal, ASLA

Anna is inspired by the challenge of crafting unique, ecologically sensitive spaces both in urban and natural settings that resonate with the inherent qualities of the site. She enjoys the collaborative nature of landscape architecture and the variety each workday brings. Current projects include the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station and the University of Puget Sound Wheelock Student Center. Outside the office, you’ll find Anna exploring all corners of the Pacific Northwest by foot and car, as well as tracking down the most dog-friendly spots.

Belle Miller

Landscape Designer

Beginning her career in landscape architecture, Belle aims to implement the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in conjunction with environmental sustainability and social justice into each project. Alongside these values, her projects also share the common thread of biophilic design and systems thinking. Belle prioritizes providing a place for everyone to feel seen, heard, and understood by means of community engagement, accessibility, and allyship. In addition to dedication to her work, Belle keeps life fun and fresh by bringing humor and a positive, enthusiastic energy each day.

Brad McGuirt

Principal, ASLA

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.

Christine Abbott

Project Manager, PLA

Christine is interested in progressive and interdisciplinary models of landscape architecture practice. Her experience spans teaching and practice in both architecture and landscape architecture, and her coursework and research has addressed landscape history, representation, environmental justice, and poetics. She is currently working on many projects, including the Olmsted Park Study, a combination of historic interpretation and design. Find her on a free day wandering through one of Seattle’s many landscapes with a [poetry / plant / audio / sketch] book in tow.

Christine Gannon

Office Administrator, Marketing Assistant

Christine enjoys working on a wide variety of office and project tasks from specifications, marketing materials, 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.

Cristal Jiang

Landscape Designer

Growing up around a coastal area, Cristal is dedicated to creating meaningful, community-driven landscapes that are adaptive to climate change. Her passion for art inspires her to see landscape as a medium to bridge together people and their environment. She believes every place tells a story, and she loves searching for the underlying history of the places she goes. When not at work, she can often be found wandering in the forests or in glass hot shops.

Evan Blondell

Project Manager

Raised in upstate New York in a family of farmers and craftspeople, Evan’s work is motivated by how technology, design, and landscape interact. At all scales, he aspires to help communities design functional landscapes that demonstrate social equity, ecological mindfulness, and material intelligence. Evan brings extensive experience designing natural systems in urban environments across North America with a focus on campus master plans, waterfront parks, greenways, stream restoration, and residential gardens. Outside of work, he is likely rockhounding, sculpting or tinkering with electronics.

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 Maple Leaf Park, REI Flagship Store and Jefferson Park in Seattle.

Guy Michaelsen

Principal, FASLA

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.

Jason Fristensky

Project Manager

Finding himself back in the Northwest, Jason is excited by the dichotomous experience of 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 generative, evolutionary, and performance-driven processes that formed the planet. He enjoys balancing technically challenging opportunities with creativity and recursive exploration. A few of his notable projects include Facebook Seattle HQ Phase 2, Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station, Snoqualmie Riverwalk, and the Tollgate Trail Extension.

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 Rainier Beach Urban Farm, Alaska Airlines Headquarters and the Washington Park Arboretum.

Jennifer Garcia

Project Manager

Jennifer is interested in the multifaceted nature of landscape architecture. She enjoys working on projects beginning from the smallest of details associated with single family residential all the way up to long range master plan design of regional parks or office campuses. Over the past decade she has experienced working on a wide range of project typologies in the private and public sector and finds great joy in community-based work. She is inspired by design that helps facilitate a cohesive language of use between the people who experience the space and the environment in which it lives.

Jonathan Morley

Principal, ASLA, LEED AP

Jonathan loves projects that present new challenges and working in multidisciplinary teams with visionary clients. He is proudest of public projects that make strangers smile and want to return day after day. He enjoys shaping places that touch people and make our urban environment a better place to live. Some projects embracing these qualities include Pike Place MarketFront, Capitol Hill TOD and AIDS Memorial, and Cal Anderson Park. Other noteworthy projects include Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station, Bullitt Center, Facebook HQ Seattle, and South Whidbey Residence & Guesthouse.

Jordan Zlotoff

Associate

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, sensuous, emotional, and intellectual experience of the environment.

Kelly Rench

Principal, Director of Marketing

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 25-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.

Laura Laney

Project Manager

Growing up in Nebraska around a farm and a city, natural and built environments have been an integral part of Laura since childhood. Now, landscape architecture is the medium with which she merges her appreciation for the environment with a love for people and places. She strives for transformative development, inspired by cultural landscapes worldwide that lend themselves to new perspectives on sustainability, program, and connectivity. When not in the office, Laura enjoys baking sweet treats, doting on her shih-poo, Ollie, and teaching colorguard to the next generation of performers.

Lily Daniels

Landscape Designer

Paulina Arango

Landscape Designer

With a background in architecture, Paulina has a strong passion for design. She believes that great and responsible design comes from understanding the world outside the built realm. Transitioning to landscape architecture has changed her perception of the world by strengthening her connection with nature and the environment. Growing up in Colombia, she is motivated by the social dimension of landscape architecture to construct a more balanced society. She believes responsible design can reestablish the meaning of architecture and landscape architecture as the main stages of human activity.

Shannon Leslie

Associate

Shannon is passionate about designing landscapes that intrigue and delight the human spirit, inviting people of all ages to interact with and learn from their outdoor experiences. With two young children at home, she aims to see the world through a new lens, identifying every opportunity to positively impact the future of our built and natural environments. Special interests include plant palette development and design (with an emphasis on native species) to green stormwater infrastructure. Her current projects range from mixed-use condominiums to high-end commercial and residential design.

Stephanie Smith

Landscape Designer, PLA

Stephanie’s background in sustainability, ecology, food systems, and fine arts are woven into her unique approach toward design and planning, emphasizing responsible resource use and building community. Growing up in the U.S. and Denmark contributed to her multifaceted design perspective. A Danish upbringing taught her to appreciate thoughtful design, while the West Coast gave her the joy of experiencing the outdoors and wild places. She merges these multicultural experiences into an artistic, empathetic, ecological approach. Hygge, picking flowers, and the salt air are her weekend motivators.

Stephanie Woirol

Project Manager

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.

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