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Sacred Heart Medical Center – University District


Macdonald Environmental Planning was engaged on this University District campus to design the pubic courtyards for patients, staff and family members to enjoy.  The courtyards were planned to promote access to natural plantings, water features and gathering areas for healing purposes. Three water features were designed to make the gardens tranquil and meditative in order […]

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.

Multnomah County Library Ecoroof


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.