Meet Our Newest Designers

Laura Hartzell, ASLA believes that creating a healthy relationship between humans and our environment is a critical imperative of our time. With over a decade of experience in landscape architecture and urban open space, she approaches design with a curious and thoughtful energy. Laura joined Mayer/Reed’s landscape architecture and urban design group as a project manager and is currently working on the North Portland Aquatic Center and the Clean Water Services RIPL lab.

Lucy Angell is a junior graphic designer and studio assistant. She provides design support on visual communications projects and helps foster M/R studio culture. A recent graduate of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, she was drawn to Mayer/Reed’s work on transit design and public spaces.

Bruno Sunago, ASLA joined Mayer/Reed as a landscape designer. His experience living in Tokyo, Las Vegas and now Portland, Oregon has shaped his unique perspective on the relationship between urban design and natural spaces. His current projects include TriMet’s Hollywood Transit Center and the adjacent transit-oriented development, Hollywood Hub.

Posted May 03, 2023
Written by: Mayer/Reed
Categories: IN THE STUDIO 

The Hattie Redmond Brings Supportive Housing to North Portland

Co-developers Home Forward and the Urban League of Portland recently celebrated the opening of the first of several planned apartment buildings established specifically to address houselessness in the Black community. Located in North Portland, the Hattie Redmond provides permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who request culturally specific services. With 60 studio apartments, the building will provide residents with focused and intensive services for a population over-represented in houselessness, yet underserved. The unique residential development is named for Hattie Redmond who was a suffragist and civil rights leader in Oregon. The building’s trauma-informed, culturally specific design aims to create a stress-free environment to help residents regain dignity and hope. As designers of the Hattie Redmond’s signage and wayfinding on SERA Architects’ team, Mayer/Reed is proud to have been a part of this important addition to our city.

Posted: Apr 10, 2023
Written by: Mayer/Reed
Posted April 10, 2023
Written by: Mayer/Reed
Categories: PROJECTS 

Construction Begins on Lake Oswego Recreation and Aquatics Center

A long-awaited recreation and aquatics center is one step closer to fruition for residents of Lake Oswego. Mayer/Reed joined City leaders, community members and design and construction team representatives to celebrate the start of construction at the March 15 groundbreaking event.

The site affords space for a stormwater treatment pond surrounded by a small meadow and native plants to enhance use by wildlife. Rendering by Scott Edwards Architecture.

Set to open in summer 2024, the Lake Oswego Recreation and Aquatics Center will offer strong indoor/outdoor connections within the park-like public golf course setting. Mayer/Reed and Scott Edwards Architecture worked together to design a nature-inspired community asset that incorporates indoor aquatic and recreation amenities with several outdoor social spaces. Art and gardens will welcome visitors in the entry forecourt and four distinct plaza and courtyard spaces will allow activities to extend outside of the building.  

The main plaza has terraced seating for activities such as small concerts and other public events. An adjacent remodeled rental facility for private events features an outdoor reception courtyard with views of the golf course. Rendering by Scott Edwards Architecture.
With terraced seating, the main plaza accommodates performances and other public activities. An adjacent remodeled event facility features a reception courtyard with views of the golf course. Rendering by Scott Edwards Architecture.

Triplett Wellman is leading the construction of the $46 million project.

Meet Our Newest Team Members

Sara Van Dyke, SEGD joined our visual communications team as a senior experiential graphic designer with a background in branded environments and wayfinding. Her current projects include Prometheus Real Estate Group properties, Port of Vancouver Terminal 1 Tenant Sign Standards and the Deschutes Public Library wayfinding system (Bend, OR).

Taylor Bowden, ASLA is a landscape designer with a focus on equitable outdoor spaces. Her current work includes the Beaverton Parks Framework Plan (Beaverton, OR), Frog Pond Primary School (Wilsonville, OR) and the Street Plaza Program (Portland, OR). Active in the design community, Taylor serves as Vice President of Chapter Services for Oregon ASLA.

Mayer/Reed welcomes IT specialist, Charlie Watts as an indispensable member of the studio. Recently relocated from Minnesota, Charlie is a collaborative and proactive problem solver who works to ensure our firm’s excellence in technology and digital security.

Posted February 13, 2023
Written by: Mayer/Reed
Categories: IN THE STUDIO