SD worked on the design for Revere Apartments in the vibrant “live-work-play” Mississippi district of Portland that has seen rapid development. Our team completed the landscape design for community-oriented outdoor spaces including a fitness courtyard with a rock-climbing wall, community terrace, green roof, and streetscape. With a focus on sustainability, green roofs improve building insulation while giving residents the opportunity to enjoy views of the city amongst natural surroundings. Our expansive rooftop designs included pollinator-friendly plantings and hubs for community socialization such as ping pong tables, a fire table, a community grill, and built-in seating areas.
“On the roof deck we wanted to enhance, not inhibit, the beautiful view of the city, so we worked with a planting palette that would work on a shallow planting medium.”
“The whole design creates a very open prairie experience, capturing all the views of the city.”
“We thought about the temporal character and the richness of materials, and how to create a bright color bloom pop in the Spring.”
“Intriguing the olfactory and visual senses makes for a calming environment for residents to relax. ”