Scott Holsapple

Scott was born in Seattle and is a fourth generation northwest native.  At the age of seven he moved onto a sailboat near the Ballard Locks and remained a live-a-board for twelve years between Ballard and Bainbridge Island. Growing up sailing regularly through the inland waters from South Sound through the inside passage to Alaska or hiking in the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, he has a strong connection to this region and nature. After graduating high school Scott attended the University of Washington (UW) following in the footsteps of his father and grandmother.  

During his years at the UW, he traveled extensively to South and Central America, the Caribbean, SE Asia and Europe living in Mexico, Hong Kong and Italy.  In 1999 he graduated from UW with a Batchelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture (PLA) and accepted positions with firms specializing in public (parks and playgrounds), commercial and custom residential projects. After 13 years of apprenticeship, Scott founded Scott Holsapple Design, now known as SHD | Landscape Architecture.  Scott’s expertise spans an extensive knowledge of horticulture, emerging technologies for sustainable and low-impact development, critical areas design and permitting, current stormwater practices and landscape construction. Scott currently resides in Seattle with his wife and son and continues to enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. 


Maziar received both his Bachelor’s Degrees in Landscape Architecture and Art History from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and has been working as a landscape designer in the Seattle area for the past 17 years. 

As project manager at SHD, Maziar has been involved extensively in all aspects of projects from inception to implementation, preparing sets of drawings at the Schematic, Design Development, and Construction Document levels, as well as, writing proposals and preparing cost estimates and specifications.  He truly enjoys working on diverse scopes of projects ranging from residential, to commercial, parks, to institutional.
Maziar has great passion for design and his main objective is to translate that passion into beautiful, viable, and authentic spaces.


Mike is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and a resident of Seattle and Whidbey Island with over 30 years of experience in Landscape architecture. He graduated in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Washington State University.

Having grown-up on the Olympic peninsula, the diverse and unique landscapes of Washington State influence Mike’s approach to landscape design.

As project manager and designer, Mike works on a range of project types creating compelling graphic plans and sketches to communicate design intent to clients.  Mike’s knowledge of the regional climate and natural systems also aids in his ability to create diverse, attractive and resilient planting designs.


Megan, a fourth-generation Washingtonian, has a truly distinctive background that weaves together diverse fields. Her academic journey commenced with a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Washington, where she honed her scientific acumen.  She worked as an analytical organic chemist in the environmental industry for several years prior to transitioning into consulting on large-scale environmental disasters.

Seeking a more creative path, she pursued interior design at Bellevue College. Megan excelled as a designer at MFID Interior Design, specializing in high-end multi-family projects. Her design and management of the DESC's Clement Place charity project marked MFID's first award in 25 years.

Driven by a love for both science and design, she furthered her education in Horticulture at Edmonds College. This unique blend of backgrounds sets her apart in the landscape design field. At SHD, she leverages her diverse skill set to assist in project management and design.


Ring graduated with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona with a focus on design, soil dynamics, plant identification and structural detailing.  With six years of professional experience, her project work includes architectural design, detailing and landscape design for projects that range in size from community parks and corporate headquarters to plazas and private gardens.

Ring works well in a team environment and utilizes clear communication and problem-solving skills to articulate design solutions. Organization and good time management combined with efficient drafting techniques allow Ring to use time effectively and to meet project deadlines.

Her goal for the future is to apply her skills and creativity with work experience to create attractive and high-performing landscape spaces that balance the needs of humans with resilient and sustainable design.


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