In an online open house, the City of St. Helens, Oregon recently revealed the preferred concept for their long-awaited riverwalk. Former industrial lands are one step closer to becoming a community gathering place with public access and recreation along the Columbia River.
The Mayer/Reed-led design transforms approximately half mile of the river’s edge into a linear park adjacent to old town and future mixed-use development. Meandering pathways, seating areas and overlooks will invite activity and memorable riverfront experiences such as skipping stones, bird watching, kayaking, exploring natural and cultural history or attending an outdoor concert. Riparian and shallow water habitat improvements will be inviting for fish and wildlife as well.
Mayer/Reed is always on the lookout for great talent, whether in landscape architecture or visual communications. We’re interested in connecting with well-rounded professionals to join our collaborative team of designers.
Are you a landscape architect or landscape designer with a passion for sustainable design? Please submit a letter of interest, resume and portfolio to Jeramie Shane, firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a graphic designer committed to helping people navigate the built environment? Please submit a letter of interest, resume and portfolio to Kathy Fry, email@example.com
As a passionate advocate for the fields of visual communications and experiential graphic design, Mayer/Reed Principal, Kathy Fry, is driven to create opportunities for designers and to promote the values of community placemaking and design excellence. With her recent appointment to President of SEGD, the Society for Experiential Graphic Design, she plans to deepen the organization’s commitment to inclusive design practices, equitable access to design careers, a new web presence and the annual conference – this year in Portland, Oregon.
SEGD is a global multi-disciplinary association for professionals who plan, design and build experiences that connect people to place. The community of over 2,200 members from 35 countries includes graphic, information, media, interaction, exhibition and industrial designers; fabricators; architects; technology integrators; brand strategists; wayfinding specialists; students and teachers.
Around the world, communities gather this season for holiday celebrations of light. During the dark, short days of winter, light is a shared symbol of anticipation, hope and joy expressed through glowing candles, twinkling lights, fireworks and gathering around a fire.