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Landscape Architecture

Cleaning up Carli Creek: An Integrated Approach to Stormwater Management

We are excited that our Carli Creek project is moving into the construction phase! Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES) acquired a large, formerly agricultural parcel along Carli Creek in the Clackamas River watershed and hoped to use this area to improve water quality in this predominantly industrial basin and enhance habitat in the ...

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Beijing LID Conference

In 2015, China initiated its “Sponge City” program, the core of which is a 4.8 billion dollar investment in 16 cities that were selected for intensive stormwater treatment retrofits with the goal of solving severe flooding and water quality issues.  To the extent possible, China is hoping to address these issues using low impact development ...

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Dr. Jim’s Lofts outdoor space on upcomging AIA Creative Infill Design Tour

A self-guided tour sponsored the American Institute of Architects' Portland Chapter features eight urban infill developments that will happen on Oct. 11 in and around Portland.   The tour features "prime examples of custom urban infill projects designed in harmony with inner Portland neighborhoods."   One notable project is Dr. Jim's Lofts by ...

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3330 Division in Portland Close to Completion

A recent article in the DJC Oregon showcases the 3330 Division project, one of a series of multiple projects completed or close to completion in this up and coming neighborhood of Portland.  Working with the so-called 'Kings of Division' at Urban Development Partners (UD+P) and architects from THA Architecture have developed this and the adjacent ...

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Portland Ecoroof Symposium – Linking Design + Science

Jason King, Senior Landscape Architect at Herrera, spoke in May at the annual Ecoroof Symposium in Portland, Oregon.   The conference is hosted by Portlands Ecoroof Program and featured local and regional experts sharing scientific research and case studies that explore the true costs and savings of ecoroofs. The event included architects, ...

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Cully Community Garden Wins 2014 Oregon Brownfields Award

“The transformation of this vacant space, adjacent to a landfill, into a bountiful community garden is a great model for citizen involvement practices in brownfields redevelopment and neighborhood planning.”  Abigail Cermak – City of Portland Brownfields Program Cully Community Garden, landscape design by our own Jason King, was awarded ...

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LEED for Sustainable Site Design

One aspect of our site design tool-kit here at Herrera (including site civil and landscape architecture) is demonstrated with  LEED projects of a variety of sizes and scales.  Our knowledge and expertise of stormwater,  open space, habitat, water conserving irrigation, and water reuse.   Our ...

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Biologist’s Bliss – An In-house Class Dr. Sarah Spear Cook

Herrera restoration scientists and landscape architects undertook an advanced plant identification training led by Dr. Sarah Spear Cooke, a regional botanical expert. Herrera designs  vegetation restoration that is finely calibrated to site conditions. The Herrera technical design team undertakes ...

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Ningbo Eco-Corridor recieves ASLA Honor Award

The Ningbo Eco-Corridor project in Ningbo, China, was awarded a 2013 national ASLA Honor Award in Analysis and Planning.  Herrera provided extensive environmental consulting on this complex project, working closely with project lead SWA Group, OJANEN_CHIOU Architects, Biomatrix Water, and the Ningbo Landscape Architecture Design Research College ...

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