About Us /

GreenWorks is a Portland, Oregon-based firm specializing in landscape architecture and environmental design. Founded as Mike Faha and Associates in 1987 and incorporated as GreenWorks in 1997, the practice provides professional services for clients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. A regional leader in sustainable design for 30 years, GreenWorks is dedicated to innovating solutions for clients by linking natural resources, urban environments, and people. This focus is a key distinction of our work and our mission: integrating people and nature through creative and sustainable design. Project types include parks and recreation, nature-based-play, civic, commercial, education, environmental, water quality and stormwater management, transportation, green infrastructure, and urban and community design.

Our unique design approach includes using a “sustainability filter” to assess each project undertaken. We use this filter to consider key site factors to be looked at during a design process including: soils, vegetation, stormwater, water use, energy use, habitat values, the use of recycled materials, and educational opportunities. Over the years we have developed an extensive list of repeat clients and received many professional awards for our work.