- Landscape Architecture
- Master Planning
- Visual Communications
- Native plants & wildlife habitat
- Stormwater treatment & bioswales
- American Society of Landscape Architects, Oregon Chapter Peoples Choice Award, 1996
Within 348 acres in Clark County, Washington State University opened its branch campus to over 3,500 students; and is expected to accommodate a future enrollment of over 10,000 students. The site offers a spectacular landscape of gently sloping meadows, deeply cut with wooded ravines and views to Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood.
Mayer/Reed’s overall campus layout and open space design concepts for the Master Plan considered the site’s natural resources and sylvan beauty. Phase I and II development included the siting of six buildings and design of the campus center, amphitheater, pedestrian trails, circulation and parking. One third of the site lies in a floodplain where Salmon Creek habitat enables native fish to spawn. The campus is notable for its sustainable stormwater system of bioswales, ponds and constructed wetlands, and successful adaptation to an ecologically sensitive site.
Design standards for signage, campus identity, site furnishings and stonewalls evoke a Cascadian character that is unique to this branch campus. Our studio has continued to be involved with exterior and interior signage implementation, wayfinding and visitor orientation as the campus expands.