A self-proclaimed “Lego Kid,’ Ken is in the business of solving problems. He originally pursued an education in construction management but quickly became intrigued by the graphic nature of the design process.

After receiving a bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Ken went on to work for a number of Landscape Architecture firms in both New York and California. Ken’s formative experiences before joining Weber Thompson were in private residential work, particularly design-build. These immersive projects allowed him to sink his teeth into all phases of design – from early design and client interaction to securing permits and administering construction.

Ken is originally from New York, but he moved to Seattle to be closer to his family. He adores the Pacific Northwest’s mild climate and proximity to mountains; he loves both running and skiing. In addition to living an active lifestyle, Ken loves making things. His most notable projects include an 80-foot diameter labyrinth with bluestone from his cousin’s quarry and a wood framed barn on a farm in the Thousand Islands. 

Ken Gifford ASLA
Team Member

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
College of Environmental Science and Forestry – Syracuse, New York