Renovated Oregon Convention Center Reveals New Public Open Space, Enhanced Wayfinding

Designers, contractors and community leaders recently celebrated the completed renovation of the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The major upgrade elevates the visitor experience – indoors and out – at the largest event venue in the Pacific Northwest.

The new outdoor environment designed by Mayer/Reed adds a hospitality terrace and events plaza and improves pedestrian circulation throughout the site.
An identity pylon of weathering steel and luminous glass marks the main entry.
Inside the building, our signage design complements LMN Architects’ renovated interiors with internally illuminated wayfinding pylons that glow as landmarks within the large volume spaces.

We’re Hiring! Join Our Landscape Architecture Team

Are you a landscape designer or recently registered landscape architect with a knack for sustainable design, graphics and technology? We’re looking for a well-rounded individual for design and production as a part our collaborative team supporting a variety of projects. The Landscape Designer / Landscape Architect position is full time in our downtown studio overlooking the Willamette River and Mt. Hood.

Mayer/Reed’s award-winning landscape for the LEED Platinum Karl Miller Center at PSU
Posted November 18, 2019
Written by: Mayer/Reed
Categories: IN THE STUDIO 

Mayer/Reed Projects and Staff Honored with 2019 ASLA Oregon Awards

Each fall we look forward to celebrating design with the Oregon landscape architecture community at the annual Oregon ASLA Awards Soiree. This year we are proud to share that two Mayer/Reed projects and one Mayer/Reed landscape architect took home honors.Representatives from Mayer/Reed and the City of Portland accepted an honor award in analysis & planning for the Green Loop, a concept and planning framework for a continuous pedestrian and bicycle trail encircling Portland’s inner city utilizing existing street rights-of-way as its network.

A second honor award, this one in the category of community service, went to our pro-bono Portland Winter Light Festival installation – Kinetic DeLight. Crafted of 700 human-powered LED skateboard wheels on a custom steel frame, the exhibit invited visitors to spin streaks of light, offering both touch and visual sensations. Kinetic DeLight will be making a re-appearance at the free 2020 Portland Winter Light Festival in February.In addition, Mayer/Reed landscape architect, Shannon Simms, received the President’s Chapter Service Award in recognition of her outstanding volunteer service on behalf of the chapter and the profession.

Meet Our Newest Landscape Designers

Mayer/Reed welcomes landscape designers, Anna Chen and Rachel Lingard.

Anna Chen, ASLA, LEED GA joined Mayer/Reed as a landscape designer. Her current work includes Washington Way at OSU, Benson High School modernization and Evergreen School District improvements. “Landscape architecture is the medium that links society with nature,” she says. “Whether designing a natural area or urban landscape, I aim to create both physical and poetic connections to place.” Anna has a Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture with a minor in urban planning from Arizona State University. She serves on the ASLA Oregon Executive Committee as the Emerging Professionals Chair.

Rachel Lingard, ASLA joined Mayer/Reed as a landscape designer. Her current work includes the Lincoln High School replacement, Errol Heights Park and Evergreen School District improvements. She brings a holistic perspective and affinity for sustainable design. “The field of landscape architecture requires us to think not just about one piece of the puzzle, but about how it all fits together,” she notes. A lover of learning and the outdoors, Rachel finds the beauty of our planet a constant source of design inspiration. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning degree from Utah State University.

Posted November 09, 2019
Written by: Mayer/Reed
Categories: IN THE STUDIO