Ken Gifford

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Ken Gifford

A self-proclaimed “Lego Kid,” Ken enjoys taking a three-dimensional approach to design and problem solving. He originally pursued an education in construction management but quickly became intrigued by the multifaceted nature of the design process.

After receiving a bachelor’s 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 and Civil Engineering firms in both New York and California. Ken’s formative experiences before joining Weber Thompson were in design-build residential work. These immersive projects allowed him to gain experience in all phases of landscape architecture – 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.

Education

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

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