Ashley Thorner 2909 2nd Ave N
Associate ASLA, LEED AP Seattle, WA 98109
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Master of Landscape Architecture
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2008
Thesis: ‘High Octane: Re-servicing the Service Station with Super-natural Aesthetics’
Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 1995
Emphasis on sculpture and installation
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1990
Residential Landscape Design
Ershworks, Seattle WA, 2010 - present
Raedeke Associates, Inc., Seattle WA, 2007 - 2009
Š Wetland restoration, mitigation and creation planning and drafting.
Š Park, playground and public art design.
Š CAD construction documents, monitoring reports, JARPA and EIS content creation.
Š Wetland construction and monitoring fieldwork.
Š Company website maintenance and modification.
Š Miscellaneous graphic design and special projects.
Š Selected Projects:
o McCarver Park, Tacoma, WA – conceptual and schematic design, public art and construction documents.
o Redmond Ridge East, King County WA – Wetland/Buffer Restoration, JARPA.
o Aviation Heights, Seattle, WA - Residential Riparian Buffer Restoration.
o Big Rock Urban Village, Duvall, WA – Cover type maps, Stormwater, Buffer Averaging and Buffer Enhancement plans.
o Portage Bay Duplex, Seattle, WA – Final Mitigation, Planting plans and schedule.
o Creekside, Kent, WA – Monitoring and compliance plans.
o Lake Forest Park Elementary School Playground, Lake Forest Park, WA - Construction monitoring and construction documents.
Landscape Architecture Intern
Takano Landscape Planning, Hokkaido, Japan, Summer 2006
Millennium Forest Project in the Tokachi region
Š Created scale models in clay exploring relationship between topography and environmental sources such as wind and sound within the larger landscape.
Š Developed conceptual ideas for human interaction and play.
Š Researched and evaluated sound and wind artists to approach for collaboration.
Š 3-D design and prototyping for soft goods and toys.
Š Overseas and local textile sourcing and consulting.
Š Oversaw production line manufacturing and quality control in Guangdong, China.
Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA 1996-2004
Š Independent consultant and curriculum developer.
Š Experience teaching all ages from kindergarten to college.
Š Notable institutions:
o Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
o Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
o Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Š Recipient of the 1% for the Arts commission to create permanent outdoor installation for West Seattle’s Southwest Community Center.
Š Worked as part of the design team – architects, landscape architects, Seattle Parks Department, Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and community members.
Š Responsible for full life cycle of public art design from concept creation and presentation to end product delivery and installation.
Š Hired and directed engineer, fabricators and installation teams for design implementation.
Fremont Bridge Approach, Seattle, WA
Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 2007
Fortune Cookie Histories
Pioneer Square/Jackson Street Corridor, Seattle, WA
Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 2005
On both projects:
Š Finalist Artist for 1% for the Arts commission.
Š Developed and presented fully detailed public art proposal based on site analysis, historical research, and community interaction.
Š Proposal involved conceptual design development, material research, safety and engineering feasibility, and fabrication and installation cost estimates to fixed budget.
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND SELECTED EXHIBITS
2008 2nd Bagasbas Beach International Eco-Arts Festival, Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines
2008 Finalist, Public Artist for Northgate Urban Center Park, Seattle, WA
2008 ASLA Project Award, “Reimagining Seattle Streets,” LARC 504 Studio
2007 Finalist, Public Artist for South Park Street Improvements Project, Seattle, WA
2007 Finalist, Public Artist for Magnolia Library, Seattle, WA
2007 Green Streets, DIYISM International Design Workshop, Gallery 55, Taipei, Taiwan
2006-2007 Member of Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society
2005 Finalist, Public Artist for Lake City Library, Seattle, WA
2004 Blackberry Installation, Bainbridge Island, WA
1994-1995 California Institute of the Arts Merit Scholarship, Valencia, CA
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional; SketchUp
AutoCAD – Robert McNeel & Associates Production Level II