Press Archive


May 2012

DJC 2012 Top Projects: Third Place

“The Children’s Center of Clackamas County is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe place for children and families in cases of suspected physical abuse, neglect and endangerment.

Angela Webber – read more


May 2012

DJC 2012 Top Projects: Third Place

“Before Curry Medical Center was constructed, people in Brookings had to drive an hour to reach the nearest hospital. Now, however, the community has its own family medical practices, an MRI suite, medical testing facilities, and urgent care and emergency services.”

Angela Webber – read more


May 2011

DJC 2011 Top Projects: First Place

“The Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis needed additional space to ensure quality care for its patients. The West Tower Expansion involved constructing 60,000 square feet of new building space and renovating more than 19,000 square feet. The expansion features a new emergency department and a new critical care area, as well as space for additional surgical beds and future expansions.”

Lindsey O’Brien – read more


May 2011

DJC 2011 Top Projects: Second Place

“In order to begin construction on The James Hawthorne Apartments in downtown Portland, the building first had to be carefully dismantled. Two adjacent apartment buildings, property lines and busy streets surrounded the construction site, leaving almost no room for staging.”

Lindsey O’Brien – read more


August 2008

Urban Land Magazine

“The Overton Condominiums project team in Portland, Oregon, decided to pursue Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 115,00-square-foot development covers the entire lot, requiring out of the box thinking on how to create a sustainable landscape.”

Laurel Macdonald Bonnell – read more


April 2008

Real Estate & Construction Review

“The new addition is also built to be sustainable and includes features such as improved indoor air quality with 100 percent fresh air intake and exhaust, and mechanical and electrical systems that create a healthy environment within and outside the building. The addition is also energy efficient, with a projected $217,400 annual energy-cost savings.”

Stacey Nathansonread more


December 2007

Healthcare Building Ideas

“At Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon, it was the administration’s dedication that led to the inclusion of a rooftop healing garden over an existing structure. The team at Sky Lakes sought a holistic approach to medicine and examined health care trends across the nation.”

Laurel Macdonald Bonnellread more


February 2007

Healthcare Design

“The incorporation of healing environments was realized specifically in the Landscape Development Standards prepared as a part of the Development Master Plan. As a component, landscape architects Macdonald Environmental Planning developed a standard plant materials list that defined what plants were to be used in each type of landscape treatment.”

Healthcare Design Magazineread more


August 2006

Architectural Record

“In the Pacific Northwest, a more modest size green roof is in the process of being installed on top of Michael Grave’s Portland Building, completed in 1982. The 18,200-square-foot extensive installation, designed by Macdonald Environmental Planning, will include a variety of sedums and grasses, and was spawned by a city council resolution passed earlier this year.”

Joann Gonchar, AIAread more


February 2005

Health Facilities Management Magazine

“Whether applied to a hospital’s interior design elements, its mechanical/electrical/pluming infrastructure or its technology backbone, master planning is the healthcare facility professional’s tool of choice for mapping out a long term direction within the built environment.”

Julie Jones Manning and Laurel Macdonald Bonnell – read more