HEWITT Promotes Jake Woland to Principal


Seattle-based design firm HEWITT announced the promotion of Jake Woland, ASLA, LEED AP, to the position of principal. Woland, who served as a senior associate in HEWITT’s landscape architecture studio for 13 years, joins the firm’s six other principals on the executive leadership team.

“Jake embodies everything we look for in a studio design leader – thoughtful, skilled, creative and collaborative. He has been a wonderful mentor to our staff since he arrived at HEWITT, and has worked as lead designer on a multitude of complex urban mixed-use projects in Seattle and throughout the region,” said Kris Snider, principal and director of design – landscape architecture at HEWITT. “His new role allows him to more fully engage in the larger creative vision of our studio as well as broadly guide the design execution of projects.”

With more than 20 years of experience as a design leader, Woland brings a passion for conceptualizing the space between buildings with an empathy for people and thoughtful consideration of place. He regularly lectures at the University of Washington, taught urban design studios at Rutgers, and authored “Site Engineering for Landscape Architecture,” a highly regarded textbook on sustainable site design. Woland has worked across a wide variety of urban conditions and scales, including waterfronts, civic open spaces, transit facilities, streetscapes, multiple-block mixed use developments and commercial projects.

Woland received his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington and his Bachelor of Science, Geological Sciences, from Tufts University. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.