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<ul><li><p>8/10/2019 Portland Oregon Landscape Design</p><p> 1/4</p><p>Portland Oregon Landscape esign</p><p>Shapiro Didway was established in 2006 by Steve Shapiro and Blair Didway. We pursue a</p><p>traditional design construction practice that provides commercial and private clients with</p><p>excellence in both design and service. Our expertise includes sustainable planting,</p><p>irrigation design, urban gathering spaces and campus design. Clients include commercial</p><p>and private developers, non-profit organizations, municipalities and governmental</p><p>agencies. Principals Steve Shapiro and Blair Didway lead the design team and collaborate</p><p>on all projects from conception through implementation.</p><p>Services</p><p>Our purpose is to serve and partner with our clients to create striking landscapes. This</p><p>client orientation takes many forms; listening to your vision, creation of graphics and 3-D</p><p>models to help make the decision-making process clearer, and development of construction</p><p>documents that are detailed, clear, and built on deep technical expertise. Our process</p><p>includes strict adherence to project goals, timelines and budget.</p><p>As landscape architects, we embrace our role as environmental stewards. We work at the</p><p>nexus between the built and natural environments, and believe that elegant and</p><p>sustainable design solutions are discovered there. Our designs are shaped by this</p><p>understanding of landscape architecture as a fusion of design and stewardship. We areenthusiastic about creating green solutions to conventional gray systems at all scales.</p><p>Principals Steve Shapiro and Blair Didway are closely involved with each project. We pride</p><p>ourselves on attention to detail, scheduling, and cost implications that occur during the</p><p>construction process.</p></li><li><p>8/10/2019 Portland Oregon Landscape Design</p><p> 2/4</p><p>Campus Design</p><p>Natural Playground</p><p>This playground, intended for children ages 2 &amp;</p><p>under, is composed entirely of natural materials</p><p>such as wood, stone, plants, lawn, and sand. The</p><p>playground includes many elements to encourage</p><p>both active physical play and creative play. Features</p><p>include a grassy story circle, a sand pit with a wacky</p><p>post forest, a low stone wall, hopping stumps, balance logs, and willow tunnels. Spaces for</p><p>veggie &amp; butterfly gardens have also been incorporated.</p><p>Redding School of the Arts</p><p>Shapiro Didway designed the overall campus and playground of the Redding School of theArts, a K-8 arts charter school located in Redding, California. This LEED Platinum project</p><p>incorporates native plants, reclaimed rainwater runoff, and traffic calming elements.</p><p>Extensive natural shade improvements mitigate the intense weather of the area. Extensive</p><p>efforts were made to preserve and protect numerous Blue Oaks on site and incorporate</p><p>them into the overall site plan.</p><p>The campus centerpiece is a discovery playground built within a dynamic framework of</p><p>overlapping circular forms. The playground includes a wide variety of play elements to</p><p>provide a safe, fun, unique, and multi-cultural play experience. The playground is loosely</p><p>organized into three areas: one for younger K-4 kids, another for grades 5-8, and a shared</p><p>area for all ages.</p><p>A series of outdoor classrooms and courtyard spaces also provides students with</p><p>opportunities for experiential learning and creates a link between interior spaces and thesurrounding landscape.</p><p>Providence St. Vincent Healing Garden</p><p>For this Oncology Building, a linear healing garden was developed by Shapiro Didway in</p><p>association Jon R. Jurgens Architects. The garden is intended to be a seating, viewing, and</p><p>strolling space for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Key features of the garden include a</p><p>series of multi-level planters, two water features, a labyrinth, and multiple seating areas. A</p><p>ten foot high by thirty foot long stone water wall is the focal point of the garden. Informal</p><p>seating areas have been located throughout the garden for patients and staff to enjoy</p><p>during summer months. Two roof gardens were created on upper floors; one of which is a</p><p>multi-purpose space with seating, planting, and stone berms. The second, for viewing only,</p><p>is a roof garden consisting of geometric areas of stone.</p></li><li><p>8/10/2019 Portland Oregon Landscape Design</p><p> 3/4</p><p>University of Portland Residence Hall</p><p>The University of Portland is a classical campus comprised of a mix of 1920s, mid-century</p><p>and modern architecture. The strong landscape of the campus ties together this</p><p>architectural mix and is an important feature to students and faculty. For this residence</p><p>hall, a new space was created by Shapiro Didway that builds on the complexity of thecampus, adds to the campus plant palette, and is sustainable.</p><p>The entry plaza of the dorm is comprised of four separate formal seating areas that are</p><p>paved with limestone. Hedges have been incorporated between each seating area to build</p><p>on the geometry of the building and provide privacy for students. This LEED Silver building</p><p>incorporates a partial green roof and primarily native plantings. Gray water is used as an</p><p>irrigation source for all new plantings.</p><p>Virginia Garcia Cornellius Wellness Center</p><p>The original Cornelius Clinic was established in 1975 to serve the migrant seasonal farmworker and day laborer population. The staff provides a wide range of healthcare services</p><p>to 6,700 patients annually, with special emphasis on behavioral health and diabetes care.</p><p>The opening of the new Wellness Center, designed by Scott Edwards Architecture, will</p><p>allow the Virginia Garcia Center to double the number of patients currently being served.</p><p>The intent of the outdoor environment at the Center is to create a healing space for patients</p><p>and staff. Through the use of rain gardens, permeable pavers, native plantings, and water</p><p>quality features, the site has become a model of sustainability.</p><p>An existing mid-block alley has been redeveloped into a green pedestrian corridor that is</p><p>closed to vehicular use. VGMHC received a grant from Metros Nature in Neighborhoods</p><p>program for improving the alley with pervious pavers, native vegetation, and a low-impact</p><p>storm water collection system. A rain garden is located at the northeast corner of the site</p><p>and a sculptural rain scupper serves as a visual focal point. A large community garden,intended to promote health, has also been implemented within the overall site plan.</p><p>The landscape developed by Shapiro Didway is clean and modern in appearance. Three-</p><p>foot steel screens are used to provide privacy for ground floor terraces. Masses of</p><p>ornamental grasses and low evergreen shrubs frame the building.</p><p>Private Gardens</p><p>A low maintenance, naturalistic landscape consisting of large masses of native plantings</p><p>and Aspen trees was developed for this vacation home located on Crosswater Golf Course.</p><p>Key features of the landscape include a bluestone entry and rear terrace. The pavers were</p><p>spaced to allow low grasses and groundcovers to grow within the hardscape, creating a</p><p>natural feeling in each area.</p></li><li><p>8/10/2019 Portland Oregon Landscape Design</p><p> 4/4</p><p>Westmoor Residence</p><p>The owners of this Portland Mid-Century Modern home needed spaces for relaxing and</p><p>entertaining. A stone water feature incorporates colored glass while a custom gas firepit</p><p>ensures warmth on chilly evenings. Simple yet lush gardens surround these living spaces.</p><p>Sheridan Residence</p><p>This new home; located in rural Sheridan, Oregon;</p><p>features clean, modern landscapes that also pay heed</p><p>to surrounding natural vegetation. Columnar Oaks,</p><p>evergreen hedges and soft ornamental grasses give</p><p>structure around the home, while Oregon native</p><p>plants and a seeded wildflower meadow help the</p><p>property to mesh with the surrounding naturallandscape. Outdoor areas include such features as a</p><p>vegetable garden, ping-pong, and swimming pool.</p><p>Urban Housing</p><p>Sawyers RowSawyers Row is a 40-unit LEED Platinum project located in the heart of Portlands</p><p>Northwest Slabtown neighborhood. The building was designed with walkability in mind,</p><p>with an 85% walkscore and easy access to the Portland Streetcar. A central courtyard,</p><p>featuring flowering Dogwood trees, provides a lush space for residents to relax. The project</p><p>architect was Holst Architecture.</p><p>Franklin Ide</p><p>Franklin Ide is a 92-unit apartment building that sits atop 2,000 square feet of retail space.</p><p>Located within the heart of Northwest Portland, this building designed by SERA Architects,</p><p>has achieved a LEED Gold rating. Sustainable landscape elements include storm water</p><p>planters, permeable pavers, and native plantings.</p><p>For more information please visit</p><p>http://www.shapirodidway.com</p>http://www.shapirodidway.com/http://www.shapirodidway.com/</li></ul>

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