The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Oregon presented Mayer/Reed with a Merit Award in Transportation for our work on the Darlene Hooley Pedestrian Bridge at the annual Design Award Soiree held November 1st.
The jury appreciated Mayer/Reed’s collaboration with the bridge engineers and architects in achieving a project that is elegant in form and compelling for pedestrians. We are honored to be acknowledged for our contributions to the bridge’s interface with two distinct neighborhoods, as well as our input on the design of the bridge itself. Now, it’s great to see the bridge in active use, with people using it every day, even making the choice to take the stairs!
The ASLA awards program recognizes the best in the landscape architecture of public places, residential designs, campuses, parks and urban planning projects in Oregon.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced this week that Mayer/Reed won an Honor Award in Residential Design for its work on Bud Clark Commons. The society will present the award for the project to Mayer/Reed at its November annual meeting in Boston.
Bud Clark Commons is an urban mixed-use facility in Northwest Portland that offers comprehensive services to homeless persons. Mayer/Reed provided landscape architecture, urban design and visual communications services for the project, working closely with the project architects, Holst Architecture.
The ASLA awards program recognizes the best in the landscape architecture of public places, residential designs, campuses, parks and urban planning projects from across the United States and around the world. A jury composed of top practitioners and academicians from throughout North America selected this year’s honorees.
On August 7, members of the community, Portland Children’s Museum and consulting/construction team gathered to “think like a kid again,” while raising money for the Architecture Foundation of Oregon (AFO). Mayer/Reed, Hennebery Eddy Architects and Andersen Construction hosted a picnic and hardhat tour of the new Outdoor Adventure underway at the museum. Sponsored as part of the Dinner with an Architect program, the event contributed to AFO’s mission to create awareness of our designed environments.
Mayer/Reed’s design for the Outdoor Adventure was inspired by Richard Louv’s book, Last Child in the Woods. It will reconnect children and their families with nature and learning through active, engaging, outdoor experiences. The wooded hillside will feature a rocky streambed, splash puddles, bridges, trails, sand pit, hide-outs, plant thickets and hut-building areas for kids to explore. Hennebery Eddy Architects’ timber shelter provides a flexible location for special events, camp-outs and art projects.
Thank you to the Portland Children’s Museum, donors and skilled craftsman working on behalf of the project. We look forward to its opening on Earth Day, 2014!