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Humboldt Gardens


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


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.

Multnomah County Building Green Roof


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.



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.

Portland Building Green Roof


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.