Waterfront Environmental is a landscape architecture and environmental planning consulting firm, providing design and permitting services for private and public clients.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURELandscape architectural design incorporates aspects of botany, horticulture, the fine arts, architecture, engineering, soil science, ecology, and behavioral science to create a design that is as much functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. Ms. Sassen has extensive experience with all phases of project planning and implementation, including design, cost estimating, agency coordination, and construction administration.
The design services provided by Waterfront Environmental include the following:- Park and Recreation Planning and Design -- Shoreline, Stream, and Wetland Habitat Restoration Design -- Native Plant Design -- Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design -- Site Planning -- Private Estate and Residence Landscape Master Planning and Design -- Commercial and Institutional Landscape Design -
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND PERMITTINGDeveloping a permit strategy identifying opportunities to comply with regulations while streamlining the permitting process is key to successfully managing federal, State, and local permit processes. Ms. Sassen has extensive working knowledge of environmental regulations, natural resource issues, and public and private access needs. She obtained federal, State and local permits and approvals for projects ranging from small scale residential development to public and private multi-million dollar projects with complex ecological and regulatory issues.
The permitting services provided by Waterfront Environmental include the following:- SEPA -- Shoreline Permits -- Critical Areas Permitting and Mitigation Planning -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Permits -- Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Hydraulic Project Approval -- Washington State Department of Ecology Coastal Zone Management -
GISELE SASSEN, PLA, AICPGisele Sassen, principal landscape architect and environmental planner, has 20 years of experience in delivering projects for public and private clients throughout the Puget Sound region.
Gisele's portfolio includes public park, residential, institutional, transportation, and industrial projects, often with a sensitive area component, including marine and freshwater shorelines, wetlands, and streams.
Gisele has been instrumental in implementing many award-winning projects, and is recognized by her clients and peers for her technical expertise and creativity, the quality of her work, and her commitment to service.
Gisele provided consulting services to the Cities of Seattle, Olympia, Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and Bellevue; and to other public and private entities including the University of Washington, Children’s Hospital, the Ports of Bellingham, Seattle, and Olympia, and many other public and private clients.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS-Licensed Landscape Architect #1426, Washington State --Certified Planner #29262, American Institute of Certified Planners --Women's Business Enterprise Certification #W2F0024314 --HIP Certified, City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and Whatcom Conservation District -
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