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Urbanism

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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Plaza and Green Stormwater Infrastructure at 811 Stark in Portland

Herrera designed the streetscape and urban plaza at 811 SE Stark Street in Portland, Oregon. This new mixed use building sits at a busy 5-way street intersection. Herrera worked with Works Progress Architecture to integrate a modern streetscape that would provide an intimate haven from the chaos of the adjacent roadway. An aspen grove is planted ...

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Herrera Scientist Contributes to Emerging Noise Attenuation Technology for Pile Driving

Washington State Department of Transportation, University of Washington Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Marine Construction Technologies, the Seattle start-up where Herrera’s Associate Scientist Julie Hampden has been working part-time, recently released a report on the full-scale testing of a new quiet pile technology in Puget Sound. ...

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Congratulations to the City of Portland: World’s First Salmon-Safe City!

Based on a systemic approach across City operations to improve water quality and restore salmon habitat, the City of Portland has become the first Salmon-Safe city in the world.  Salmon-Safe is an independent organization devoted to restoring watersheds through voluntary certification programs that require fish- and wildlife-friendly design and ...

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New Technology for Quieter In-Water Construction

PBS Newshour aired a story featuring Marine Construction Technologies, the Seattle start-up where Herrera's Associate Scientist Julie Hampden, has been working part-time. In an effort to protect aquatic environments and the species that live in our beautiful oceans, lakes and rivers, MCT has been developing a new pile technology for in-water ...

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Good News for Puget Sound Health!

Washington State Department of Ecology has submitted a formal application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate Puget Sound as a No Discharge Zone for vessel sewage.  For the past 4 years Herrera has been working with Ecology and project stakeholders to prepare the technical studies that provide the framework of support for the ...

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Crowdsourcing Design at a District Scale with the 2030 District Water Goal Calculator

The Seattle 2030 District is a groundbreaking high-performance building district in Downtown Seattle that aims to dramatically reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations. What does the practical application of this goal look like? Join Herrera’s Chris Webb, Jason King, and Meghan Feller as they co-present with the ...

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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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Herrera is a BizCycle GOLD Certified Workplace

BizCycle defines bike-friendly business practices in a best practices guide and certifies businesses that actively implement those practices.  Herrera is pleased to be awarded a GOLD designation in the BizCycle certification.  The goal of BizCycle is to recognize businesses that are effectively increasing levels of employee bike commuting ...

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