Michele is a member of our Landscape Architecture department and recently became among the first in the nation to receive her SITES AP certification. We learned a little more about Michele by asking her a few questions about her inspirations, workload, and how she started her career in Landscape Architecture.
Name & Title/Role
Michele Richmond , Landscape Designer
How long have you worked at Weber Thompson and what is your favorite thing about working here?
I’ve been at Weber Thompson for about 7 months. My favorite thing about WT is the Landscape singing quartet.
What project(s) are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on the landscapes of Ballard Blocks II, Modera First Hill in Yesler Terrace, a sculpture garden at the LeMay Family Foundation, and a few office buildings in Fremont.
Which aspects of your job get you most excited?
I get most excited about finding materials to help reinforce and strengthen the story we’re telling in the design of the project and figuring out how those materials fit together.
We know you don’t work all the time. What do you do on a typical Saturday morning?
I usually spend the day with my Little Sister. We do a multitude of things but can often be found baking, cooking, going to museums, the circus, the movies, the zoo, go carting, and on and on.
Where do you find inspiration?
Anywhere and everywhere!
Share a little about your background. What brought you to where you are today?
I was bit by the landscape bug a bit early – my uncle was a landscape theorist and I was fascinated by his descriptions and explanations of the world around us when I was a kid. They are some of the most vivid memories that I have from growing up. When I was pursuing my architecture degree in college, I wrote my thesis on my uncle, which veered me off into landscape. I started working at a landscape firm and the rest is history.
What is one of your current obsessions?
What is one of your hobbies that not many people know about?
I’m a big Broadway fan – I can often be found in New York seeing a show of some sort.
What are you looking forward to both personally and professionally in the coming year?
I am working towards my licensure and am excited to apply for it this year!
Learn more about Michele on our website.