Works / Water & Wastewater Tryon Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant / Lake Oswego, Oregon

10271_Birdseye_reducedTryon_Creek_Eye_Level_01GreenWorks developed landscape architectural master plan elements that work in conjunction with architectural improvements to address community concerns of site aesthetics and future development compatibility. Collaboration with architects and engineers, informed by feedback from the community, yielded a simple and effective landscape design approach. Rather than enclosing the plant with the conventional wall of conifers, this plan embraces the plant with a variety of landscape features that improve, both aesthetically and functionally, the experiences of people in and around the plant as well as the plant facility and structures. The final design incorporates Pedestrian pathways, living walls, and a wastewater treatment education entrance plaza to strengthen the relationship between the plant and the adjacent Foothills Park, neighborhoods, and anticipated development in this evolving riverfront area. The landscape design complements the natural features of the Tryon Creek Corridor while maintaining plant security.