Oregon City OR 213 Redland Road

GreenWorks provided planting and irrigation design services for this project known as the Jughandle Project in Oregon City, Oregon. GreenWorks worked closely with the City to develop planting designs for the following:
• A distinctive new landscape gateway feature complementing a rehabilitated Oregon City sign at Prairie Schooner Way, featuring a striking planting palette of native and low-water adaptive plants.
• Pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and green street stormwater facilities along Washington Street, including a roundabout intersection at Clackamas River Drive.
• Private property frontage improvements with strategic vegetative screening at key locations.
In addition, GW developed a long-term planting approach for the 6-acre floodplain mitigation site, including almost 4,300 native deciduous and coniferous trees and 2,400 native shrubs. One significant aspect is the sheer scale of Jughandle Project. In addition to the large number of trees and shrubs planted at the floodplain mitigation site, the City planted 82 new street trees, over 500 landscape trees, and more than 25,000 shrubs and groundcover plants. This creates a substantial positive visual impact on this gateway into Oregon City.
This project received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award in 2013 ($25 to $75 Million Category).



Willamette Riverbank Design Notebook

Hired by the City of Portland, GreenWorks led a team of biology, engineering, and erosion consultants to investigate existing bank conditions along the Willamette River in downtown Portland. The banks were inventoried by category and then color maps were created using ArcView GIS. A “Design Notebook” containing innovative design options for the Willamette riverbank was developed for the use of both public and private developers. The options were designed to create new models for an urban riverfront while protecting threatened fish species. Incorporated into the analysis of existing conditions is a description of the defining characteristics of the Willamette River Downtown area. The notebook consists of 4 major chapters: Inventory and Background, Operating Instructions, The Design Worksheet, and Design Solutions. The Design Notebook process was carefully coordinated with the National Marine Fisheries Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, Oregon Division of State Lands and various bureaus within the City of Portland. This project received a National ASLA Honor Award in 2002 and an Oregon Chapter ASLA Merit Award in 2000.

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Metro Habitat Friendly Development Practices

METRO’s Nature in the Neighborhood program utilizes education, restoration, monitoring and habitat-friendly development practices to ensure a healthy urban ecosystem. GreenWorks was contracted by METRO to conceptualize and develop watercolor illustrations depicting habitat -friendly design solutions for development adjacent to or near urban fish and wildlife habitat. Solutions depict various lands uses (single and multi-family residential; mixed-use; parking areas; and street ROW) and included greenroofs, raingardens, green streets, on-site / neighborhood / regional stormwater detention, treatment and  infiltration features, pervious pavement, reduced pavement surfaces, reduced lawn areas, and downspout disconnects.


Lloyd Crossing Sustainable Urban Design

GreenWorks was part of an inter-disciplinary team developing a long range sustainable redevelopment plan for a mixed-use, 35 block (54 acre) area in Northeast Portland. GreenWorks’ primary responsibility was developing an open space network strategy, sustainable streetscape design concepts, rainwater harvesting on a large scale, habitat creation, and dense urban forestry approaches for the area. We also looked at creating a connection between the Lloyd District and the Willamette River through Sullivans Gulch as it existed historically. In addition to developing guidelines for the entire project area, GreenWorks developed a sustainable site plan for the “Catalyst Project.” This is a financially feasible, two-block initial phase which implements the overall district plan on a smaller scale. The “Catalyst Project” also includes the schematic design of a new public park adjacent to the development. This project received an ASLA Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning Category, 2005; AIA Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Award, 2005; and Commendation Award, Seattle AIA Honor Awards, Washington Architecture Program, 2004.

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La Grande USFS Laboratory

GreenWorks prepared a site analysis to identify areas of security venerability for this important US Forest Service research laboratory, as well as areas needing improved access for people with disabilities. Following this, we developed a site improvement plan that addressed security and access improvements for the compound.  In addition to improving security, the project will also improve public contact, provide improved opportunities for community use of the lab, provide improved outdoor gathering and recreation space for employees, and decrease landscape maintenance by increasing the number of native plant species.


Hangzhou Canal

GreenWorks as part of Team Oregon in collaboration with SOM, developed a Master Plan for the Historic Canal through Hangzhou, China.  The 1200-year-old canal flows over 100 miles north-south from Beijing to Hangzhou.  The canal will be redeveloped as a centerpiece of Hangzhou, celebrating the ecology, history and urban vitality of this historic city.  New stormwater facilities will be developed in each of four canal segments each with interpretive and recreational amenities to help cleanse and purify the water in the canal.


Cape Kiwanda Master Plan

With a multi-disciplinary team that includes GreenWorks, the project provides a sustainable blueprint to improve, locate, and develop tourism facilities and infrastructure within the Cape Kiwanda Focus Area. The goals were to create a framework for tourism facilities and infrastructure to protect the beauty and natural resource values; minimize and mitigate the adverse effects of visitors; improve the visitor experience; and attract and accommodate new visitors to the region. The team collaborated with over a dozen county, state and federal agencies, including Tillamook County Parks Department and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and hosted public information sessions with residents, businesses and community organizations to craft recommendations for improvements to existing infrastructure. Master plan work was completed in 2016.


Bingen Downtown Revitalization

GreenWorks analyzed the downtown area of Bingen, Washington which is a small community in the Eastern Columbia River Gorge. It is a community which attracts tourists, recreationists and windsurfers in the Gorge. GreenWorks helped develop recommendations to revitalize the downtown core with streetscape improvements, pedestrian amenities and design of civic spaces. We compiled the analysis and recommendations in a comprehensive report which was used to seek funds for implementation.


Tualatin Nyberg Interchange (Interstate 5)

GreenWorks created a master plan for the interior Interstate 5 corridor through the City of Tualatin. The first phase of this involved a comprehensive opportunities and constraints analysis, that identified target areas and potential scope of improvements throughout the corridor. This led to the design of a master plan that provides the conceptual view of long-term and short-term landscape improvements, as well as potential costs. The master plan was approved by Tualatin, as well as regional ODOT staff for compliance to recommended plant species and overall maintenance regimes. The master plan provides guidance for future landscape improvements, opportunities for public-private partnerships, and overall consistency of subsequent projects.

The second phase involves the development of a more detailed design of landscape improvements for the Nyberg Road Interchange (phase one). This expansive interchange is currently underutilized and offers the opportunity to become the visible gateway to the City of Tualatin. Design challenges involved working with ODOT for maintenance access and planting apporpriateness made easy through pre-review of the master plan in the first project phase. Since the majority of users for the interchange are in fast traveling vehicles, we developed 3D modeling and photomontage design solutions to represent the user experience at speed. This greatly improved the overall communication of design intent. After developing and refining a number of possible solutions with the project team, including Tualatin and review by ODOT, a preferred alternative was created, and construction documents were prepared.


Washington Way Bridge

The Washington Way Bridge replacement project replaced an existing 66 foot wide, five-lane, timber-structure bridge that spans 160 feet, crossing over Lake Sacajawea in Longview’s historic Lake Sacajawea Park. GreenWorks worked with a team of engineers to provide architectural design input for a new concrete bridge that complements the historic character of the park and meets better safety needs with wider sidewalks and enhanced lighting. GreenWorks also provided architectural renderings of the proposed bridge design and additional graphic support for two public open houses to solicit public input. Architectural elements considered in the design of the bridge included railing design, layout of ornamental lighting, bridge materials and finishes, and bridge span and pier types. Planting design of the landscape adjacent to the new bridge included plant and tree species consistent within the context of Lake Sacajawea Park.


Willamette Stormwater Control Pilot Program

GreenWorks was contracted by the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to develop hand –illustrations of various stormwater facilities for a variety of Bureau uses. The illustrations included parking lot swales/infiltration facilities, courtyard infiltration facilities, rooftop disconnect infiltration facilities, and stormwater planters.