City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Landscape Architect and Urban Planner Sought For Seattle Design Commission
2/14/2013  10:30:00 AM
Bryan Stevens (206) 684-5045 Becky Stanley (206) 684-5225

Landscape Architect and Urban Planner Sought For Seattle Design Commission

SEATTLE -- Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for one landscape architect and one urban planner to serve on the Seattle Design Commission.

The landscape architect and the urban planner would each provide advice, as a member of the commission, on plans for new public projects such as fire stations, parks, and streetscapes, on private projects that affect the city's right-of-way, and on major projects that affect the whole city, such as the waterfront and light rail stations.

The ten member Commission includes architects, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, an artist, a member‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

The Commission reflects a broad range of professional and community experience and seeks to be representative of ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of the Seattle Community. The Commission is seeking candidates with skills and experience in not only landscape architecture and urban planning but also in community involvement and social equity.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises city officials on design and environmental aspects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets all day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the commission on other advisory boards. Members volunteer an average of 20 to 25 hours a month.

For more information on the Seattle Design Commission please visit:

To be considered for either position, please send a resume and a letter of interest indicating which position you seek by March 4, 2013, to Mayor Mike McGinn c/o:

Tom Iurino
Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle
700 – Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA  98124-4019

The McGinn Administration is committed to promoting diversity on the city's boards and commissions. Women, people with disabilities, sexual minorities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Tom Iurino, Design Commission Staff, at 206-684-0435 or via e-mail at