- Landscape Architecture
- Master Planning
A Getty Foundation grant funded a special study to identify, record and interpret the significant character-defining features of the natural and built environment on the University of Oregon campus. The project entailed developing planning guidelines to address the protection and restoration of the historic landscape and natural resources of the campus. The overall goal was to establish heritage resource preservation as a tool for future campus planning.
The consulting team, comprised of an architectural firm, an historic preservation consultant and Mayer/Reed, studied the patterns of campus development over time from its inception in 1873 to the present. Of particular interest were the open spaces and buildings designed by renowned architect, Ellis Lawrence (1879-1946). Mayer/Reed’s work on the Heritage Master Plan included a series of particular focus areas, quads and axial pathways to study opportunities for future campus development and identify building sites and create prototypes for infill buildings and site improvements. The plan also included descriptions of significant plantings of the campus and how the maintenance of these spaces should be improved over time.