For Providence Milwaukie Hospital, we designed the entrance and site plantings for a new ER/MRI addition and a meditative healing garden at the medical office building. To reflect the local characteristics of the neighborhood, we created a delicate mixture of flowering plants and ornamental grasses.
As a LEED® Accredited Professional, I have read the USGBC LEED Reference Manual multiple times and spent months trying to memorize Indoor Environmental Quality credits. But let’s face it, all the clean air we pump into our buildings is from the outdoors. And as far as I know, buildings can’t generate clean air, plants do […]
Macdonald Environmental Planning, P.C. worked with the Owner of Suttle Lake Resort and Marina in 2002 to update the Development Master Plan for this 7 acre “peninsula” at the east end of Suttle Lake. This report was submitted to the Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest, Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service for […]
Macdonald Environmental Planning was engaged on this University District campus to design the pubic courtyards for patients, staff and family members to enjoy. The courtyards were planned to promote access to natural plantings, water features and gathering areas for healing purposes. Three water features were designed to make the gardens tranquil and meditative in order […]
Macdonald Environmental Planning, PC provided landscape design and irrigation drawings for the South Valley Bank & Trust in Bend, Oregon. Drought tolerant plant species and efficient irrigation were priorities through the design process.
Located in Sisters, Oregon – the South Valley Bank & Trust displays a drought tolerant landscape that closely resembles the native forest that surrounds the City of Sisters. Site features include multiple bioswales for stormwater treatment and Large Ponderosa Pines that were protected during construction to provide habitat for wildlife.
The healthcare systems have begun to recognize the benefits that nature can bring when incorporated into a Healing Garden within their Medical Centers.
Our landscape design for the new Oncology Center at Willamette Valley Hospital features views to the natural environment from the treatment rooms, a fully landscaped therapeutic health track with picnic tables for visitor and staff breaks, and a donor funded birdbath and fountain.
A new ER, Imaging and Pharmacy addition provided the opportunity to re-imagine and unify the whole campus landscape. Patients now feel more connected with their natural environment through beautiful views, and visitors are greeted with a soothing water feature.
As the Landscape Architect, we defined the landscape treatments, developed the landscaping standards associated with each, provided a listing of approved plant materials for each standard. The intent was to create a uniform landscape which would be consistent regardless when a project would be built over the life of the ten-year Master Development Plan.