Catch the Orange: Pattern & Texture

Pattern and texture of the MAX Orange Line - Mayer/Reed studio artwallIn celebration of the Orange Line opening, our latest studio artwall installation is on display at Mayer/Reed. In its eighth year, the artwall is a rotating, collaborative display of staff submissions focused on a theme.

Crossing the Tilikum Crossing

MayerReedBridgePedal4Mayer/Reedies joined over 40,000 people who walked, biked or rolled over the Tilikum Crossing during Bridge Pedal 2015. It was a beautiful day and amazing way to celebrate our city of bridges.MayerReedBridgePedalbWe’re counting down to the opening of Portland’s newest bridge—just one month from today!

Posted August 12, 2015
Written by: Kathy Fry

Governor Announces Willamette Falls Riverwalk Design Team

Governor Kate Brown announced the selection of the Mayer/Reed, Snøhetta, DIALOG team for the design of the Willamette Falls Riverwalk at the former Blue Heron Paper Mill site in Oregon City.

As the prime consultant, Mayer/Reed will collaborate with our international design partners and work with numerous agencies, stakeholders and the public to create an experientially-rich Riverwalk that will enable connectivity and public access to this powerful site for the first time in over a century.

With the Willamette Falls Riverwalk as the first phase of the former mill site’s redevelopment, we are honored to accept this incredible opportunity to shape the future of the site. We are continually inspired by the layers of history and are energized by our team’s rapport and shared vision. We are prepared to reveal this remarkable scenic and cultural treasure that has been buried in plain sight for decades.

Willamette Falls Riverwalk MayerReed

Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience the Halprin Fountains

Mayer/Reed was one of seven design teams invited to participate in a Design Week Portland event hosted by SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design). Each team designed and produced a temporary installation along Lawrence Halprin’s masterpiece, the Portland Open Sequence.

Teams were asked to explore the role of graphic design in public space and consider: Can we inspire, educate, and promote interaction? How does this create a connection to our community and stewardship of our public spaces?

A magical evening transpired. Hundreds of Portlander’s joined us, beginning at Mayer/Reed’s installation “We Are All in This Together” at Keller fountain.

DWP SEGD Event MapMayerReed_DWP_2MayerReedDesignWeek“We Are All in This Together” Designed by Mayer/Reed

As Co-chair of the SEGD Portland Chapter with Mike Sauer, I had the honor of working with all the design teams to see their concepts become reality. My biggest impression of the night was seeing hundreds of people and their “glow” moving through the spaces as we walked toward the Source. It was surreal to see so many people experience the spaces together. Good show Portland, good show!

sm_20141007_DesignWeek_092“Words That Flow” Designed by Portland State University, Graphic Design
sm_20141007_DesignWeek_097“Dancers in the Park” Designed by Sticky Co.Arts
sm_20141007_DesignWeek_133“Perform” Designed by Second Story
20141007_DesignWeek_139“Urban Nature” Designed by Stefan Lesueur
20141007_DesignWeek_150 “Begin/End” Designed by Third Angle New Music and Gamut Arts
Posted October 15, 2014
Written by: Kathy Fry