We’re Hiring! Junior Designer and Senior Environmental Graphic Designer

We have opportunities in visual communications for experiential graphic design projects such as placemaking, signage, wayfinding and branded environments. We’d love to see if your skills align, either at entry level or as a senior project manager/designer. Check out the descriptions for Junior Designer and Senior Environmental Graphic Designer.

Posted November 09, 2018
Written by: Mayer/Reed
Categories: IN THE STUDIO 

Portland City Hall’s Roof is Going Green (and Red!)

The City of Portland is walking its talk. The historic City Hall will receive an eco-roof to underscore the city’s Green Building Policy and its commitment to sustainability.

Rendering showing the roof in spring

Approved last week by the Historic Landmarks Commission, the eco-roof design must be compatible with the 1895 building’s historic character, including views from the surrounding towers above. Mayer/Reed’s formal layout creates panels of framed sedum plantings over areas of roof that can withstand the extra saturated weight.

As part of a roof replacement and exterior surfaces renovation led by Architectural Resources Group, Mayer/Reed designed the eco-roof to be economical and low maintenance, while maximizing ecological and aesthetic benefits. Initially, the team wasn’t sure that an eco-roof would work due to weight, but then determined that a thin profile cinder system would meet requirements.

Rendering showing the roof in fall

The eco-roof will feature a mix of 12 drought-tolerant plant species including sedum and flowering bulbs to create seasonal interest. At certain times of the year, the vegetation will be take on a red hue, rather than green.

Red

Our latest studio artwall installation is on display at Mayer/Reed. In its ninth year, the artwall is a rotating display of staff submissions focused on a theme. This time, all things red.

Posted February 15, 2018
Written by: Mayer/Reed
Categories: IN THE STUDIO 

Happy Holidays!

This year’s holiday greeting is inspired by traditions old and new. In Mayer/Reed’s early years, we created a series of holiday cards by photographing an object, manipulating the image and overlaying a message. The process, tuned to the tools of the day, was driven by our interest in object, form and the process of making.For 2017 we revisited this approach and took delight in light and shadow studies created by twinkle lights illuminating a scale model of a new M/R holiday tradition – a festive lobby art installation.

Wishing you a magical holiday season filled with your own traditions – old and new.

Posted December 22, 2017
Written by: Kathy Fry
Categories: IN THE STUDIO