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.
“It’s no surprise that the nature based play movement, which in recent years has taken off across North America, has found fertile ground in Oregon.”
The March 2015 edition of Landscape Architecture Magazine features three Oregon nature-based play areas including Mayer/Reed’s Outdoor Adventure at the Portland Children’s Museum. Where some nature-based play areas redefine play equipment, author Katharine Logan says, “the Portland Children’s Museum challenges the need for playground equipment at all.”
Vancouver Community Library is the cover feature of the November edition of eg, the award-winning magazine focusing on visual communications in the built environment. The magazine is published quarterly by the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD).“A new community library opens its books and its doors with a building design and wayfinding that welcome the future.”
The Portland Children’s Museum’s Outdoor Adventure was honored with a 2014 Intertwine Force of Nature Award as an Outstanding Project at The Intertwine Alliance’s Fall Summit on November 18. The peer nominated annual awards recognize efforts made within the 300-square-mile ecological region known as The Intertwine to advance a robust, region-wide network of interconnected natural areas, parks and trails.