The Cancer Center at Samaritan is expanding its service level on the GSRMC campus. MEP will be developing numerous gardens including; a central courtyard garden with a significant water feature, natural landscaping adjacent to the treatment units (screened for privacy), entrance plaza and landscaping and a relocated labyrinth garden.
As our cities grow so does their respective carbon footprint. More people translate into a higher volume of new cars, the need for new buildings, which in turn, increases the need for energy. The picture that is painted here is not very encouraging from an environmental perspective. The good news is that Ecoroofs can absorb […]
Learn about Portland’s incredible strides in the area of Green Engineering. Macdonald Environmental Planning, P.C., the landscape architect responsible for designing the Multnomah County Central City Library Ecoroof, will be appearing live on the KPTV morning show to discuss it’s commitment to Sustainability and Green Engineering.
The Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center is underway with numerous expansion projects and the landscape is being improved significantly to meet the adopted standards. One of the most vital additions to the campus is the introduction of a major Healing Garden adjacent to the Main Hospital Building, Heart Center and the New Ambulatory Services Center. […]
A mix of sedums, fescues, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses resemble an open meadow atop the Multnomah County Building. The green roof, winner of a People’s Choice Award, is highlighted by a public viewing area with interpretation boards describing the design, construction process and environmental benefits.
To top off the well-known Michael Graves building icon in downtown Portland, we designed a green roof that includes the main and penthouse rooftops. The green roof is a symbol of Portland’s commitment to sustainable development. Stormwater runoff will be monitored by The Bureau of Environmental Services for the City of Portland.
Portland’s historic downtown library is now a “green building”. We began by conducting a feasibility evaluation on tray and unit type green roof construction products. Our final design for the green roof included a 3-inch thick tray system with built-in irrigation. The plant palette included a variety of extremely drought tolerant sedums.
This 2 Acre Neighborhood Park will provide play areas for young and older kids, a picnic shelter and plaza overlooking green space next to a nature preserve. Our design encompasses the sustainable community development and environmental stewardship visions set forth by the City of Hillsboro.
Creekstone is a Planned Unit Development in Kennewick, WA. Our planning involvement addressed the treatment of all the project entrances, open space, easement areas, right of way landscaping and Parks. We encouraged sustainable storm water treatment solutions for the runoff by proposing simulated creek beds, as opposed to conventional piping solutions.