Collection by Diana Budds

An Award-Winning Landscape Design in Portland


Portland, Oregon–based studio Mayer/Reed won a 2013 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for its work on Bud Clark Commons, a supportive housing project in the city's Pearl district.

Spearheaded by housing organization Home Forward, the Portland Housing Authority, Transition Projects, and Multnomah...
The ASLA jury lauded the Commons's landscape design and stated the following on their website: "This is an SRO that is...
In the project narrative published on, Mayer/Reed States: "For most homeless people coming off the street,...
Large windows allow the Commons' staff to surpervise activity outside.
Sustainable features like green roofs, rainwater collection, and stormwater retention are integrated throughout the...
The studio divided the outdoor spaces into a series of rooms, mimicking the circulation of a family home.
The outdoor spaces feature hardy materials like concrete and weathering steel.
Artist Masayuki Nagase created these stone pieces in the courtyard.
Here's the site plan.