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Regarding your comments about landscape architecture: after attending the public meeting for South Waterfront Neighborhood Park it is clear that much of the best recent design in Portland is being done by landscape architects. Why not more postings about these projects? This design would be a great place to start:


Anonymous Landscape Architect

I would also like to see more dialogue about landscape architecture on the chatterbox. Come down to Salmon Springs on Thursday or visit the local chapter's website to see what the stronger pedigree is up to: http://www.aslaoregon.org/


I agree, but I don't think Landscape Architecture is necessarily Brian's cup of tea. Am I wrong?

Brian Libby

Everybody, I definitely will plan to feature more landscape architecture on the site. It's not that it isn't my cup of tea. It's just not necessarily my area of expertise as much as architecture. However, I'd like to change that, and I am planning a blog post soon about Greenworks's winning entry for Metro's Integrating Habitats competition. If any of you know of other landscape projects that would be good to feature on this site, please email me anytime at brianlibby@hotmail.com.


The Olin Partnership, Hargreaves Associates, and the Office of Cheryl Barton are all currently designing separate parks for the City of Portland. You should start there.

mike o'brien

or maybe start locally:

Bob Perron and Wally Huntington are part of the old guard and each has an wonderful body of built work (Bob was the designer of Salmon Street Springs).

Walker-Macy, Mayer/Reed, Murase Associates, and as Brian previously mentioned, GreenWorks (full disclosure - I worked there for almost 11 years)have all made a mark regionally, nationally, and even internationally.

there are many smaller firms that do some great work, and there's been a recent surge of newer, younger firms popping up that are challenging some of the more established offices.

Brian Libby

I've long been familiar with some of these firms, like Murase, Walker Macy and Mayer/Reed. I was also on the jury of the ASLA awards a couple of years ago, so I feel like I obviously saw some nice work then. I just haven't been on top of what's going on as much as I'd like in the last year or two, and hope to change that.

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