Jason King

Landscape Architect

Role at Greenworks

Jason King, ASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP is a registered landscape architect with over 20 years of experience. He has a focus on ecological design, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), vegetated roofs and terraces and works in multiple sectors including urban development, healthcare design, campus, multi-family and mixed-use housing, streets and infrastructure, master planning, and community-centered design. He has collaborated with numerous architects, developers, scientists, and engineers on complex projects, and has a unique ability to communicate across disciplines and synthesize the various issues to meet everyone’s needs. His role at GreenWorks is to manage and develop projects with that include a strong focus on research-based solutions, innovative design strategies, and urban ecological systems integration, woven together to develop beautiful and functional spaces. He will also push the boundaries on sustainable strategies, through implementation of and development of sustainable sites with LEED and SITES, as well as his involvement as a contributor and assessment team member for Salmon Safe.

Jason is also a tough leader and educator, with presentations, writings, and trainings on stormwater, urban ecology, low impact development, green roofs, LEED, and other regenerative strategies. He has focused on climate change and urban habitat, and worked for years promoting green roof implementation, working with Ecoroofs Everywhere and as a co-founder of the GRiT – the Green Roof Information Think-tank. He is also a contributor to The Nature of Cities, and his award-winning blog Landscape+Urbanism has documented the rapid changes in our collective understanding of urban ecology and regenerative design strategies. His recent endeavor, Hidden Hydrology, explores lost rivers, buried creeks & disappeared streams, with a goal of connecting historic ecology & the modern metropolis.

Why I work here

I am excited to work every day with a team that is focused on innovative ecological planning & design projects that help improve community livability. It is exciting to practice landscape architecture at this broad variety of scales — from planning and policy, urban design, to detailed site design – give us an opportunity to explore the interrelated concepts of landscape and urbanism. My goal is provide high design quality and integrate the latest research and planning tools to employ innovative regenerative design strategies at site, district, neighborhood, and regional scales.

Being back in Portland is definitely a plus.