GreenWorks alum Cory Gallo (‘04) stopped in to have lunch with us last week. He’s in town researching urban farms for a project at Mississippi State University, where he’s now an associate professor. He recently won a national award from The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. As things tend to do around here, we nerded-out on stormwater.Read More
The reasoning behind all of our hand sketching, 3D modeling, and visualizations is to access the largest audience possible and to help people understand what a design would feel like if it were to be built.”Read More
It was a perfect rainy day to talk some stormwater shop with the three University of Oregon graduate students who joined us as part of the School of Landscape Architecture’s 2019 Shadow Mentor day.Read More
GreenWorks is working with the Port of Vancouver on the conceptual design of Terminal 1—an industrial waterfront space in Vancouver, WA being revitalized for economic and social development. As visualization and design technology continues to evolve and advance, communities and stakeholders have the opportunity to experience design concepts in a digitally-rich environment. Software like Lumion (a program that integrates with SketchUp to provide real-time renderings) offers our designers both challenges and exciting opportunities to continue expanding and refining their skill sets to provide our clients with the best possible results.Read More
Our resident plant expert, Bhronwhyn Dean, graciously organized a lunch-and-learn focusing on plants with winter interest in our recent “Greenworks Plants Group” session. Drawing from inspiration in her own garden, Bhronwhyn brought in a vase filled with fern cuttings, flowers, woody branches, and shrubs for the day. We discussed the idea that ‘winter interest’ can include far more than color, including ornamental bark, color of stems, winter outlines/tracery, grasses, winter flowers, texture, fruits / berries, and fragrance as part of our discussion.Read More
Not long ago, during the sharing portion of our Monday morning meeting, several of our staff brought up the recent (and somewhat alarming) Climate Change report released by the United Nations. They posed the question: what can landscape architects do to address problems of this magnitude with our work?
To answer the question, our team is meeting every other week during lunch to discuss topics like:
Design for Health
Universally Accessible and Culturally-Sensitive Design
We are excited to welcome landscape designer Nadja Quiroz to GreenWorks! Nadja is a recent graduate of University of Oregon’s Master of Landscape Architecture program with an interdisciplinary background focused on ecology and environmental issues. Her work is driven by a curiosity for what influences our relationship to the environment, and a desire to repair that relationship.
Nadja comes to GreenWorks with an excitement for public projects—specifically green infrastructural projects, learning and/or play environments, and parks—because of their wide impact on the community. She loves the synergy of collaboration and is skilled at facilitating public involvement, drawing on years of experience working as a peer counselor and youth mentor.Read More