Dean W. Koonts


Dean’s diverse expertise forms the foundation of an integrated approach to project design and management. His project work focuses on a variety of large and small-scale public infrastructure projects including transit, transportation, waterfronts, higher education, parks/trails, land use code development, and planning. He has received certification as a ‘Crime Prevention through Environmental Design’ Professional Designation (CPD) through the National Institute of Crime Prevention and specialized CPTED training with the National Crime Prevention Council. His expertise in ecological-based design has supported several projects in meeting sustainability goals, including LEED, Living Building Challenge, Seattle Green Factor, Green Build, and Green Roads. In addition, he brings decades of experience in construction detailing and technical specifications. With this broad range of knowledge, Dean brings a multi-faceted perspective to each project.


  • “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


  • “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

  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, Professional Designation, National Institute for Crime Prevention
  • Basic and School Campus: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Training, National Crime Prevention Council
  • Advanced CPTED Training in Parks, Comfort Stations, Transit Stations, & Terror Mitigation, National Institute for Crime Prevention
  • Passive and Active Security Barriers: a Holistic Approach to Physical Site Security