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Community-Centric Green Stormwater Infrastructure


More than two decades have passed since Seattle’s pilot Street Edge Alternatives Project (SEA Streets) was completed in 2001, the first public right-of-way Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) retrofit of its kind in the US. Since then, the benefits of GSI have been time-tested and proven in cities around the world. Although treatment technology and implementation
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National Playground Safety Week


It’s National Playground Safety Week – a time to reflect on our own fond memories and the joy as adults watching children burst with excitement as they climb, explore, and engage with other children – completely unaware of how essential the experience is to their own personal growth. Playgrounds play a critical role in developing
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It’s World Wetlands Day!


This World Wetlands Day, we are highlighting four different types of wetlands, one from each region where we have an Osborn Consulting office. Larson Lake, Bellevue About the Wetland: The wetland at Larsen Lake is defined as a bog. Bogs are extremely important to protect since their functions are irreplicable. This is because they take
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Announcing Liz Browning as OCI’s New Landscape Architecture Practice Lead


Osborn Consulting, Inc. (OCI) is excited to announce that Liz Browning, PLA, is our new Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Practice Lead! Liz is an incredibly talented landscape architect and project manager who joined us in 2019, when Cascade Design Collaborative team members united with OCI. She has been an invaluable leader and mentor and
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Building the Fabric of Community for North Rainier Park in Seattle


Osborn Consulting is honored to contribute to the community of North Rainier by designing its new local park! Since our last update in October, the project has progressed at lightning speed. We’ve worked with Parks to integrate the two parcels north of the original site (increasing the site to 1.3 acres), shifted the basketball court
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