- Landscape Architecture
- Urban Design
- Green roofs and eco-roofs
- Native plants & wildlife habitat
- Stormwater treatment & bioswales
- Transit connections/alternative transportation
PSU Karl Miller Center
A dramatic renovation and expansion transformed PSU’s School of Business into a hub of activity for the next generation of business leaders. With an emphasis on creating community and inclusive approaches towards learning, the architecture and landscape architecture work together to create cohesive indoor/outdoor relationships and engage the greater urban campus. Two entry plazas, each with staggered rectilinear planters and custom benches, create informal break out spaces that function independently for small gatherings, or collectively for larger events. A covered seating area with café tables and chairs supports retail at a highly visible corner. Two roof terraces provide additional flexible outdoor space with city views and ADA access to existing skybridges. Ecoroofs on 4 levels appear as a series of terracing green spaces, creating a visual, as well as ecological, amenity. All building and site stormwater runoff is conveyed to stormwater planters and treated on site. A vegetated stone cobble channel artfully conveys stormwater while enhancing the streetscape on Montgomery Street. The Karl Miller Center is on target to achieve LEED Platinum certification.