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Eric Higbee

Eric Higbee, Executive Director

Eric Higbee is a licensed landscape architect and community organizer passionate about involving communities in the design of their public spaces. He has extensive experience working collaboratively to design and construct public landscapes of all types and scales, and has spearheaded multiple public design processes with low-income minority populations and neighborhood groups. Eric graduated with a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, where his thesis explored how landscape design can maximize the benefits of urban farms to their respective communities.

In part through his professional experience at several Seattle design firms, including Murase Associates and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Eric has managed many local, regional and national projects. He has served on multi-disciplinary teams with architects, artists, engineers, developers and public agencies through all phases of the design and construction process. Eric’s design approach includes a keen eye for design incorporated with a diverse range of sustainable techniques and practices, including porous paving, bioswales, native and edible plantings, habitat restoration, rain water harvesting, and green roofs.

For over a decade Eric has been growing vegetables and raising poultry in Seattle while cultivating expertise in Northwest native and edible plants. When he is not conspiring to implement his latest community building effort, you can find Eric working in his garden or P-Patch, backpacking in the mountains, or spending time with his family. Eric can be reached at