Rob Fazio, Principal, Registered Landscape Architect
Rob is committed to careful site analysis at each project’s inception to ensure the design fully utilizes the site's potential while protecting its existing amenities. He views difficulties and constraints as opportunities to devise creative solutions for a more successful project. Rob received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University in 1996 and loves everything the great Pacific Northwest has to offer. Rob has been a proud member of the Seattle community since 1996 and enjoys using design as a vehicle to create user-friendly spaces that foster social interaction and community building.
Virginia Werner, Landscape Designer
Virginia joined Fazio Associates in the spring of 2014. She earned her Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning degrees from the University of Washington in 2014, and earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas in 2005. She worked in a small architecture firm in St. Louis, and also in Argentina for a year. After earning her Masters' degrees from UW, Virginia joined Fazio Associates, where her range of experience contributes to the variety of scales and types of projects, from detailing to master planning. She sees landscape architecture as central to holistic design, integrating the public and private realms with each other and into the natural environment. Virginia has been involved with the local nonprofit organization Architects Without Borders-Seattle since 2012 and has served as a member of their Board of Directors since January 2014.
Rao Fu, Landscape Designer
Graduating from the University of Washington with a Master of Landscape Architecture, focusing on Urban Design and Planning, Rao built on her Bachelors in Horticulture in China Agricultural University and Landscape Design in University of Maryland. After 3 years working in a multidisciplinary design and engineering firm in California, Rao made her way back to Seattle and joined Fazio Associates in the summer of 2018. Rao’s experiences and background in planting design, Chinese gardens, and landscape architecture make her “ ….excited most about the diversity of landscape architecture in different cultures and regions, and how it communicates with users in various scales.” Originally from Xi’An, the geographical center of China, Rao calls Seattle her “second home” and spends her weekends exploring, hiking and working on her “mini vegetable garden”.
Michael Brown, Registered Landscape Architect
Michael joined the Fazio team in the summer of 2019. Originally from Chicago, Michael is a registered landscape architect in Washington earning his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at Colorado State University. Professionally, he has worked on various project types, scales, and disciplines including high end residential homes in San Francisco, Seattle Neighborhood parks, downtown green roofs, and South Lake Union corporate campus developments. Michael’s experience ranges from high end construction detailing to illustrative graphic representations. On the weekend you can find him climbing, skiing, or running around the Cascades.