Dean W. Koonts, ASLA

PRINCIPAL

Dean has fifteen years of experience in urban design, planning, and landscape architecture. His diverse expertise forms the foundation of an integrated approach to project design and management. With an interest in creating spaces designed for people, his built work has focused on higher education, public infrastructure, waterfronts, parks, and civic open spaces and plazas. Having contributed to numerous articles, lectures, and presentations, he applies his skills to develop urban design solutions applicable to a wide range of projects in the public realm. His planning experience in land use code development, design standards, and guidelines add further diversity and a unique understanding of the regulatory environment for your project. With a broad range of knowledge from sustainable design and site planning to construction detailing, Dean brings a multi-faceted perspective to each project.

Lectures

  • “Sustainability, Safety and Security: Landscape Design Techniques to Support CPTED Principles,” author and presenter, 2011 WSCPA Spring Conference, Washington State Crime Prevention Association
  • “Put the LID on it,” Low Impact Development, coauthor and copresenter, Semi-annual Conference, Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers
  • Metal Fabrication and Exterior Finish Coatings, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington, second year materials course, guest lecturer

Publications

  • Giving Street Trees a Better Chance: Creative Design Underground Means Longer Life,” coauthor, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Woodland Park: Hands-On Public Involvement,” author, Landscape Architect and Specifier News
  • “Collaborating from the Ground Up: In Successful Projects, Design Consultants Get
  • Together at the Beginning,” coauthor, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
  • “Pocket Beach Showcases Low-impact Elements,” coauthor, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Continued Education

  • Health Impact Assessments Workshop, Oregon Public Health Institute & Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association
  • Basic and School Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Training, National Crime Prevention Council
  • Designing Play Environments Using Nature & Universal Design
  • Passive and Active Security Barriers: a Holistic Approach to Physical Site Security