Ashley Thorner                                                         2909 2nd Ave N

Associate ASLA, LEED AP                                                                      Seattle, WA 98109

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EDUCATION


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

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Residential Landscape Design

Ershworks,  Seattle WA, 2010 - present

 

Landscape Designer

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.

 

Freelance Designer/Consultant

1998-2005

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.

 

 

Artist-in-Residence/Art Instructor

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

 

 

PUBLIC ART


JUMs

Southwest Community Center, Seattle, WA

Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 2003-2005

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.

 

The Spot

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

2007                  Sigma Lambda Alpha Travel Grant

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

2002                  King County Art Gallery Program, King County Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA
1995                  Durfee Foundation Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA

1994-1995      California Institute of the Arts Merit Scholarship, Valencia, CA

 

SKILLS PROFILE


Adobe Creative Suite:  Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional; SketchUp

AutoCAD – Robert McNeel & Associates Production Level II

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