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School Campus Stormwater Solutions - SustainabilityTALKS

Kas Kinkead, Landscape Architect and Principal at Cascade Design Collaborative, provides an inspiring review of real-world stormwater management solutions at a range of different school campuses, revealing the team design process, budgeting, engineering, installing and maintaining stormwater solutions on school campuses.  

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BIO:  Kas is President and principal-in-charge of all educational facility projects at Cascade Design Collaborative (CDC).  She has over 25 years of experience providing services in landscape architecture and environmental planning in the public realm, and has completed designs for over 90 educational projects, many of which have been award winning schools.  Her firm has designed over 500,000 square feet of bioretention systems in the Pacific Northwest. Kas has served on the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction since 1999, and has participated in the development of the Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol. She was on the advisory committee for the Low Impact Development Manual for Puget Sound, and serves on the board for the local chapter of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners.  Kas is known as an advocate for connecting curriculum to site design for school sites, especially around stormwater and habitat.


Islander Middle, Mercer Island

Mercer Elementary, Mercer Island

Captain Charles Wilkes Elementary, Bainbridge

Gray Middle, Tacoma

Issaquah High School

Issaquah Middle School

Marysville Getchell High School

Meadowdale Middle, Edmonds

Muckleshoot Tribal School

Valley View Middle, Snohomoish

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