“Need you wonder why we started a drinking game called ‘Portland’ here at the magazine?” says Landscape Architecture Magazine. “The Oregon metropolis always has so much to show for its progressive thinking. A large team of landscape architects and other designers can take credit and pride in the new MAX Orange Line, seen on LAM’s cover this month.”
The May issue features a robust cover story about Portland’s latest multi-modal transit project. Check it out!
When is a light rail line more than a just a transit project? When an enlightened agency like TriMet hires landscape architects and urban designers to “stitch all the component parts and pieces into a unified whole…and celebrate the distinctive character of each station and neighborhood.”
A recent Daily Journal of Commerce article highlights the role that landscape architects had in designing the MAX Orange Line. In addition to Mayer/Reed and CH2M who were mentioned in the article, several other landscape architects participated in the light rail line design, including GreenWorks who worked closely with Mayer/Reed on the east side.
Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Think Out Loud” radio program discusses the Willamette Falls Riverwalk which will be designed by the Mayer/Reed-led team that includes Snøhetta and DIALOG. The interview which aired June 3, features Carol Mayer-Reed and Michelle Delk of Snøhetta.
Carol Mayer-Reed examines Portland’s lively food cart culture and its relationship to urban vitality in “Portland’s Street Food Phenomenon,” published in the May issue of ASLA’s blog, The Dirt. “The carts, which also form food cart pods, make a positive, colorful contribution to the city’s sense of livability, promote social interaction, and support small businesses. After all, the presence of people gathering in places attracts more people.”