CDC Welcomes New Project Manager and Landscape Architect

Cascade Design Collaborative is proud to announce and welcome Liz Browning (Project Manager) and Cindy Talley (Landscape Architect) as our newest team members.

For the last 14 years, Liz Browning has worked in landscape architecture in the Pacific Northwest on a wide range of projects. Her work has a strong focus on public urban spaces and facilities, school and university campuses, streetscapes, and forward-thinking urban development. She immensely enjoys mentoring and teaching and serves as a lecturer/studio instructor at the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. In all aspects of her professional life, Liz seeks to be a good communicator and team member.

Liz is passionate about designing well-crafted, responsive, and generous places. She is currently working on the Bainbridge High School, Bellevue Christian School, and SPU 12th Avenue Drainage Improvements projects with Cascade Design Collaborative. When she’s not working, you can find Liz hanging out with our finned and feathered friends as she stand-up paddle boards on Puget Sound and tends to her flock of chickens, albeit not at the same time.

Cindy Talley joins CDC 8 years into her career in landscape architecture. She has focused on improvements to the public realm, including shared and multi-modal streetscapes, transit and parks, as well as college campuses, multifamily housing and residences. In her work, she strives for an inclusive team process and clarity of form and design. A career highlight for Cindy, during her tenure with Sasaki, was getting to see the finished high-quality custom design for a downtown Oakland BART entrance.

Cindy has served on the Better Market Street Civic Design Advisory Committee, mentored a UW landscape architecture student, served as a guest reviewer for several design studios and sung the Verdi Requiem with the Seattle Peace Chorus. Nice! She’s particularly motivated by climate change, believing it should inform every design decision we make (here here!), and she envisions a future where design is regenerative. Cindy is currently working on the 48th & Charleston Landbanked Site, Kelso Lexington Elementary School, and Queen Anne Elementary School projects.

CDC looks forward to bringing the passion and vision of these two new collaborators onto our team and into our projects!