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Bettisworth North Welcomes Three New Professionals

May 10, 2023 | Architecture, Right Moves

Bettisworth North Architects and Planners hired two licensed landscape architects and an architectural designer. With thirty-nine professionals on staff, the firm now has more licensed landscape architects than any other locally owned and operated firm in Alaska.

Stephanie Cloud is a licensed Landscape Architect in Bettisworth North’s Anchorage office. Her training includes study abroad and a master’s degree in landscape architecture earned with her thesis on healthy people and healthy communities. Cloud’s experience as a naturalist with the US Forest Service expanded her knowledge of native plants and the important role they play in creating robust, sustainable outdoor spaces. Cloud has worked on public and commercial projects across the state with clients that include the Anchorage School District, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and UAA.

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Laura Minski is a Landscape Architect in Bettisworth North’s Fairbanks office. Her fifteen-year professional history includes extensive experience in parks, trails, and playgrounds design. She is a certified park and recreation professional and currently serves as secretary of the American Society of Landscape Architects Alaska Chapter. Minski’s portfolio features public projects both large and small. Examples are Growden Park accessibility, Bluebell Park renovations, John Weaver Memorial Skate Park, Herman Leirer multi-modal trails, Russian Jack Park, and C Street wetlands mitigation.

Becca Rorabaugh is an Architectural Designer at the Anchorage office. While in middle school, she job-shadowed a Bettisworth North architect, later completing internships and part-time employment with the firm. Rorabaugh trained for the Olympics with the Alaska Pacific University ski team and today is a volunteer coach for Skiku. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, and special expertise in graphic design informs her approach to architecture. Her design experience includes Petersburg Medical Center, Norton Sound Health Corporation, and Lower Yukon School District.

“Stephanie, Becca, and Laura bring a wealth of talent to help clients meet their diverse project goals,” says Bettisworth North President Tracy Vanairsdale. “Our mission to be Alaska’s community builders is strengthened not only by their professional skills but also by the shared belief that good northern design improves quality of life through enhanced experiences and environments.”

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