Michele has been working in Landscape Architecture since 2008. With broad experience in visual communications, theory, research and technical application, Michele is driven by a holistic approach to deliver thoughtful, sound design solutions that enrich the human experience. Michele has a strong interest in unique material and plant combinations in her work. When these elements are carefully chosen, they can reveal a site’s history, enhance a sense of place, and create thriving ecological systems. Michele enjoys working on multidisciplinary teams where design collaboration promotes a synthesis between buildings and landscapes. Her experience in site analysis, master planning, construction documentation, and administration allows her to work seamlessly through all phases of a project.

Michele has a strong background in landscape research from phytoremediation to materials to the history of street trees. Her research, graphics, and writing have been featured in Harvard University’s Arnoldia, The Architectural League’s Urban Omnibus, and the DeepRoot Infrastructure Blog. She has contributed to the publications Phyto: Principles and resources for site remediation and landscape design by Kate Kennan and Niall Kirkwood (2015) and Reciprocal Landscapes: Tracing Materials between New York City and Beyond by Jane Hutton (2018).

Michele is active in her local and professional communities. She is the Chair of the Student & Emerging Professionals Committee for WASLA and is the Chapter Tools Lead for the ASLA Emerging Professionals Committee where she works with local ASLA chapters to provide tools for their emerging professionals. She has served as a juror for the UW student publications and serves as a critic for UW studio critiques. She is a Tree Ambassador for Seattle’s ReLeaf Program and serves as a Mentor for UW’s future landscape architects.

Michele Richmond PLA, ASLA, SITESĀ® AP, LEED GreenĀ® Assoc.

Masters of Landscape Architecture
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies
Barnard College, Columbia University

Certificate in Strategic Communications and Negotiations
University of Washington Foster School of Business Executive Education


Leading Landscape Designs: The 2018 UW Out/in/Front Exhibit
WT Blog
January 29, 2018


When "Parking" Meant "Space for Trees"
Deep Root Blog
June 1, 2015


The Etymology of Parking
Arnoldia: Harvard's Arnold Arboretum Quarterly
October, 2015