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.
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.
For the design of this community development, we envisioned over a ¼ mile of greenway trails to serve as important passive recreation and pedestrian access throughout the community. An existing wetland will be preserved and serve as a sustainable education component for visitors.
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.
As part of a 68-acre development, we designed two community parks, and the open space areas. The landscape features include a park shelter with arbors, a pavilion with an interactive water feature, green spaces with native plants, and bicycle trails.