Expert Environmental Planning Project Insight

Environmental Planning Portland, OregonMacdonald Environmental Planning, established in 1982 by Laurel Macdonald Bonnell, is a leading environmental planning / landscape architectural firm with offices in Portland and Bend, Oregon.  The importance of our Environmental Planning beginnings was to embrace the significance of the environment as it interplays with the development and adapts to new uses; a new and “cutting edge” approach in the 1980’s.  Throughout our history, our sensitivity to the natural systems has been, and continues to be, woven into each and every project; be it a Mixed-Use or Affordable Housing project, a Memory Care Garden, or a Medical Center campus.

Integrative Expert Environmental Planning Design

Today we find that Integrative Design is the norm when it comes to creating healing and healthy environments.  The integration of sustainable environmental elements must be undertaken at the start of each and every project.  This early identification of the opportunities afforded by each project site to create a unique and natural complement to the intended development is paramount in achieving a harmonious balance between the natural and built environments.

Sustainable Healing Environment Design

Our commitment to Sustainable Design combined with our passion for Healing Environment Design can be seen in our familiarity with guidelines such as LEED, the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards, local and regional Stormwater Management Manuals, the Planetree philosophy, the VA’s Patient-Centered Care model and Kaiser Permanente’s Total Health Environments. Our commitment to thoughtful, life-enhancing design is demonstrated by our experience in developing projects which promote our goals of healthy people, healthy community, and healthy environment.