Two Mayer/Reed projects received awards during the November 3rd ASLA Oregon Annual Awards Soiree. Jurors recognized the Willamette Falls Riverwalk Concept Design with an Honor Award in the Planning and Analysis category. The concept design, developed by Snøhetta, Mayer/Reed and DIALOG, was celebrated for its sensitivity to environment, history and potential to initiate an urban recovery story that’s equally remarkable as the falls themselves. The client group is comprised of Metro, Oregon City, Clackamas County and the State of Oregon.
In the Communications category, Mayer/Reed and Portland Parks and Recreation received an Honor Award for the SE 150th & Division Park Master Plan. The jury appreciated how the creative, multi-cultural outreach and engagement efforts in one of Portland’s most culturally diverse neighborhoods led to a well-supported park design.
The ASLA Oregon Design Awards honor firms, individuals, and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture that promote an enhanced quality of life in Oregon and beyond.
The American Society of Landscape Architects has elevated Teresa Chenney to the ASLA Council of Fellows in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over her thirty-year career. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on its members.An Associate and senior designer at Mayer/Reed, Teresa is being recognized in the Works category for a body of award-winning projects that have contributed to the Pacific Northwest’s reputation for outstanding public spaces, sustainable practices and urban design. Teresa’s significant projects include the Nike World Headquarters North Campus Expansion, Phase II of the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, Simon and Helen Director Park and the Rain Garden at the Oregon Convention Center.
“Chenney’s innovative, sustainable public spaces and urban designs display a seamless synthesis of art and science that interweave the social, aesthetic and practical.”
Teresa’s many volunteer activities are consistent with her ideals and commitment to public good and environmental stewardship. She is a selfless advocate for the very best design, and is highly respected for her outstanding contributions.
“Her work has been consistent in its environmental savvy and physical beauty. She’s generous with her time and knowledge… an inspiration to all who know her.”
Laurie Olin, OLIN
Teresa’s professional life has included work in major firms in San Francisco, New York and Portland. She joined Mayer/Reed in 1997 to design the Nike World Headquarters North Campus Expansion project.
The 2017 class of 23 new Fellows will be recognized at the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, October 20–23, in Los Angeles.
ASLA Oregon has announced its 2016 Honor Awards winners and we are thrilled to be recognized with the Outstanding Firm Award for major contributions to the profession. The awards, which celebrate the spirit of the landscape architecture profession in Oregon, honor people and organizations for their service, design excellence, community leadership and stewardship. We look forward to celebrating with our friends and colleagues during Oregon ASLA’s Annual Soiree on Friday, November 4, 2016.
Michael Reed, Mayer/Reed’s founding principal, was named SEGD Fellow during a June 11 event at the 2016 SEGD Conference in Seattle. Michael accepted the award with a presentation about his career path entitled, “Object, Symbol, Message: A Journey of Discovery & Search for Meaning.”
The SEGD Fellow award recognizes a designer for promoting the highest values in experiential graphic design and significantly contributing to the direction and growth of the field. Michael joins the ranks of just 37 others, including Massimo Vignelli, Lance Wyman, Wayne Hunt, Sue Gould, David Gibson, Donald Meeker and Henry Beer.
In a follow-up SEGD article celebrating Michael’s career, he reflects on his legacy, “I have always wanted to design beautiful things, but learned that for this activity to be meaningful it had to move beyond arbitrariness. A client doesn’t ask you to design a beautiful thing. They ask you to solve a problem. They trust you to design something of beauty. Maybe my legacy is instilling in our staff that, if you are given this privilege and trust, you have the obligation to do the right thing. You have to do things that contribute and add value.”