ASLA Elevates Teresa Chenney to the Council of Fellows

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 EsplanadeSimon 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.

Posted: May 23, 2017
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Posted May 23, 2017
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ASLA Oregon Honors Mayer/Reed with Outstanding Firm Award

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.

Posted October 20, 2016
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Michael Reed Receives Highest Honor from Society for Experiential Graphic Design

MayerReed_MichaelReed_FSEGDMichael 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.”

Posted: Jun 22, 2016
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Posted June 22, 2016
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“Revolution in the Landscape” Receives SEGD Merit Award

The Society for Experiential Design (SEGD) honored a collaboration of 7 design teams for Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience the Halprin Fountains, a two-hour long 2014 Design Week Portland event.  The 2016 Merit Award in the public installations category was presented at the 2016 SEGD Conference in Seattle. The designers, led by SEGD Portland Chapter, created temporary installations along the Portland Open Space Sequence, designed by Lawrence Halprin and built between 1966 and 1970.sm_20141007_DesignWeek_133“Sometimes we forget what we have until someone shines a light on it. More of this kind of collaboration, please!” Juror comment

Project collaborators include: Mayer/Reed, Portland State University Graphic Design Department, Sticky Co, PNCA Animation Arts, Second Story, Stefan Lesueur, and Gamut Arts & Third Angle New Music. In total, 11 Honor Awards and 28 Merit Awards were chosen from among 371 submissions of experiential graphic design projects from around the world.SEGD-GDAP-WINNER-LOGO-2016

Posted: Jun 17, 2016
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Posted June 17, 2016
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