Photo: Audrey West, Owner of The West Studio and Principal-in-Charge for Astoria Scan Park project; Judi Lampi, Vice-President of Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association and Chair of Astoria Scan Park committee; Kristi Park, Project Manager for The West Studio’s Astoria Scan Park design team.
The Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association announced that it has selected The West Studio of Seattle, Washington, as landscape architect for the park it intends to build on the Astoria Riverwalk. Six well-qualified firms applied for the position, but Park Chair Judi Lampi said that the West Studio was the best fit and she looks forward to working with Audrey West who will lead the design team as Principal-in-Charge. The West Studio will work with City of Astoria officials and members of the local Scandinavian community to create and revise a design for the park to bring to City Council for approval in late 2018 or early 2019. Fundraising for the project is already underway and more information is available at www.astoriascanpark.org. Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Park will be built on the Riverwalk between 15th and 16th Streets. The public space will make locals and visitors aware of the North Coast’s unique cultural identity and commemorate the contributions and influences of the Scandinavian community to the general identity of the region.