The Kaiser Permanente Gateway Medical Office Building is a big-box retail re-use project within City of Portland Pedestrian Enhancement and design development overlay zones, pursuing LEED Gold in Healthcare and designed to achieve the objectives of Kaiser’s Total Health Environments Initiative. The Staff Respite area includes varied seating opportunities around a bocce ball court for […]
Sequoia Landing is a 2.39 acre, 40-unit, work-force housing development owned by the Housing Authority of Thurston County. Our approach to creating a sustainable and attractive project was to develop the storm water swale, which would run through the central parking median, into a focal point complete with rain garden plaza. Native plantings combined with […]
This affordable housing project for the Thurston County Housing Authority included a special storm water spillway that moved through the walkway and between the parking and the buildings and finally terminating at a Rainwater Celebration Plaza. This feature created a unique opportunity to incorporate native plantings for a naturalized landscape. The Client was committed to […]
Humboldt Gardens was a Hope VI, affordable housing project for the Housing Authority of Portland, which included a mixed use building that achieved LEED Silver certification from the USGBC. As Landscape Architect we collaborated with the Civil Engineer to develop an award winning approach to a Green Street treatment for stormwater. The plantings for the […]
North Main village is a nationally acclaimed mixed-use project with condominiums, apartments and retails, designed to encourage sustainable urban growth and quality of life. In this spirit, we emphasized stormwater treatment through an art and community plaza and a green stormwater runoff demonstration street.
The Borealis Apartments includes an array of sustainable features as well as a “green screen” on the building facade. The landscaped wall provides shade, screens rain and minimizes the wind on the building. Moreover, it provides health benefits for residents by filtering air from nearby automobile traffic.