Our Story: Ekologi Design and Planning is a landscape architecture and urban design firm whose mission is to empower individuals, communities, cities, and regions to create resilient, sustainable landscapes through equitable place-making. As a women-owned business, we are certified as WBE, SBE and DBE and maintain a professional landscape architecture license.
Our Approach: We utilize a participatory, research and data-driven design process to empower communities to co-create and plan for future generations in ever-changing societal and ecological landscape. Our projects support the critical relationship between human and ecological health by creating access to nature and dynamic public spaces.
Kristina M. Park, PLA, ASLA, Ekologi's Principal Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, is passionate about working with communities to develop place-specific and healthy environments. Kristi's experiences range from master-planning projects with Coast Salish Indigenous Tribes to community-based design/build projects to parks to urban development. Kristi works with communities to provide empowering processes of discovery to embrace the values, culture, and natural environment that shape the potential of place-making. Her cross-disciplinary design approach includes engaging communities, public health officials, scientists, engineers, architects, and medical professionals to design resilient projects. She has extensive experience working in project management and permitting and can help clients navigate the complex permit environment to achieve goals on time and within budget. Kristina also serves as adjunct faculty teaching courses with the landscape architecture and urban planning programs at the University of Washington and with the Huxley College at Western Washington University.
Kristina is a proud mom of a 9 year old daughter who can frequently be found out-of-doors camping, exploring tide-pools, biking, dancing, playing in parks and enjoying community events.
Credentials: Professional Landscape Architect #1468 | Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington | Certification of Business Administration, Foster Graduate School of Business, University of Washington | B.A. Political Science, Washington State University
Katy Scherrer is a landscape designer and community planner whose research and work focuses on connecting landscape architecture to community and environmental health. Katy brings her design experience working with a variety of stakeholders including land trusts, NGOs, municipalities as well as public and private developers. Recently she has developed a masterplan for a Maasai children’s village in Kenya, created a landscape plan for the Gathering Place community center and trail on Lummi Island, and co-created the City of Bellingham Waterfront District Design Principles. Awarded several fellowships to study and practice landscape architecture in Copenhagen and Kenya, Katy also has co-founded a program, with COurban Design Collective, taking officials from government agencies and NGOs to Scandinavia with the objective of studying public spaces, pedestrian access and urban livability. As a design collaborator, Katy seeks to facilitate the design process for each project and works with the groups to give voice to all members in the development of thriving communities.
Katy loves immersing herself in new cultures and exploring the outdoors. You can spot her riding her bike around town or exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Credentials: Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington | B.A. Environmental Design, The Evergreen State College