Amber Mikluscak

Amber Mikluscak

Seattle, WA, US



Landscape architect and experienced geospatial analyst at The Watershed Company, specializing in resource-based parks and trails, mitigation and restoration, and critical area sites involving streams, wetlands, and shorelines. Passionate about collaborative multi-disciplinary projects, and excited to be contributing to the health and beauty of the Pacific Northwest.



The Watershed Company, Kirkland, WA, US, Senior Landscape Architect / GIS Manager

Manage all stages of landscape architecture projects, from new client inquiries, through construction documentation and construction oversight. Lead client meetings and workshops related to project progress and development. Manage team of five landscape architects, designers, and arborists for design projects and to provide design support for other departments. Manage geospatial projects workflow. Coordinate GIS services and staff, develop study methods, conduct geospatial analysis for land planning and design projects, focused on restoration, shoreline protection, waterfront planning, and habitat resource management.

Jul 2012 - current

Florida Park Service, Tallahassee, FL, US, Park Planner

Perform a variety of tasks related to the planning and design of recreational facilities and land uses in state parks. Manage the process of updating land management plan for lands within the Florida state park system. Coordinate input from the public through workshops and stakeholder groups. Balance input from multiple agencies and the public regarding resource management and recreation in order to develop a clear and concise vision for each park.

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012

Florida Geological Survey, Tallahassee, FL, US, Environmental Specialist/ GIS Analyst

Created illustrative map products using collaborative data from geologists and other professionals, including posters and brochures, for public outreach and informative purposes. Carried out a two-year project to verify and clean-up more than one hundred years of historic geologic data. Translated historic data into digital geospatial formats using georeferencing, ArcScan, and other methods.

Sep 2008 - Sep 2010

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Graduate Assistant

Assisted landscape architecture professors with classroom instruction, outside research, and other tasks, including graphic design, desktop publishing, and logo design. Facilitated student learning by organizing and leading study groups in site engineering and GIS.

Aug 2007 - May 2010

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, US, Planning Technician

Provided technical expertise in policy research and writing, graphic design, desktop publishing, GIS analysis and mapping, CAD, marketing, and other areas to transportation planners and civil engineers. Carried out multi-disciplinary projects that focused in the areas of bicycle and pedestrianism, environmental impact assessment, traffic impact analysis, and transit.

Mar 2004 - Jul 2007


Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Courses include: Landscape Architecture History, Modern Landscape Architecture History, Florida Natural Communities, Landscape Plants I and II, Site Engineering (grading and drainage), Site Implementation (materials and construction), Construction Documents, Professional Practice, Landscape Design Studio IV, Urban Design Theory, Urban Design Studio, Landscape Graphics, Design Education

Thesis: "Guerrilla Landscape: Examining the motivating factors behind unauthorized environmental alteration"

Aug 2007 - May 2010


Special Citation in Bicycle Excellence, Award

The Core Project Design Competition: A study to vitalize the city of Sebastopol
"Defining the Core"


Prudential - Davis Productivity Awards, State of Florida, Award

Florida Geological Survey - 2011
Plant City Sinkhole Response Team


Florida ASLA Award of Honor, Award

Philanthropic Category (Group Project) - 2009
Learning + Landscape: The Woodville Wildflower Project


American Visions and Gold Key, Award

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards - 1999
Bill and Maxine, mixed media collage


Areas of Specialization