UW-ASLA Mentorship Program Kickoff Program

SvR was a proud sponsor of the mentorship program for the University of Washington Chapter of the American Society Of Landscape Architects.

The program just recently had its kickoff social for the academic year, bringing mentors and mentees together for drinks, snacks, and a 30 minute design-build competition to construct an egg-protection craft out of random studio scraps. Then, amidst distinguished judges, presentations, and much drama, each craft (with raw egg inside) was launched from the Gould stairwell from 12' up. Teams were judged for function, aesthetics, and presentation!

SvR's David was busy imparting wisdom upon his mentees, Ivan and Kasia, while George and his mentees, Gina and Zhehao, created a incredibly amazing and innovative, yet ultimately not-so-functional egg craft. A lot of fun was had, and the students sent us this great thank you card and postcard. Thanks guys!


If you are interested in becoming a mentor too, here is the letter from the chapter describing the program:

UW Chapter, The American Society Of Landscape Architects

A warm hello to recent grads, and apologies for the unsolicited email. We hope you are doing well out there in the real world.

Well, we are ramping up the UW-ASLA mentorship program again this year and wanted to reach out to all of you who we know have so much wisdom to offer current students about moving from academic life into professional. 

The basic commitments for being a mentor are 2-3 hour a month as organized by you and your mentored student. Some activities you could do together are: an office tour, a site visit (a project you are currently working on), desk critiques, help building a portfolio, attendance at reviews, etc. 

If this is something you would be interested in, please fill out a short google form.

If you have any further questions, please email us at either:

Roxanne Lee ( or Ivan Heitmann (