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A Visit to The High Line

On a recent trip to New York City, I made time to visit the High Line – a postindustrial rail line that was recently re-invented (2009) as a place of urban wild. This elevated rail originally served as a way to transport goods from the Hudson River railyards into the Meatpacking District above the congestion […]

Civic Ecology – Damascus Style!

On Saturday 12 February 2011, the City of Damascus (Oregon) hosted the first of its two Civic Ecology Workshops at Damascus City Hall. The workshop was facilitated by staff from SERA Architects and CH2M HILL as part of on-going sustainability planning efforts for the City. The premise behind Civic Ecology is that attaining sustainability requires […]

WOU Master Plan

Founded in 1856, Western Oregon University is Oregon’s oldest public university. Located in Monmouth, WOU offers a variety of academic and athletic programs; it has experienced a steady increase in both undergraduate and graduate student populations over the past five years. SERA’s Gregg Sanders, Eric Ridenour, and Anneliese Sitterly teamed up to provide the University with […]

Cascade Avenue Streetscape

Matt Arnold and I recently returned from a three-day trip to Sisters, Oregon, where we presented five different streetscape design concepts for Cascade Avenue at the core of the city’s downtown. Cascade Avenue is also US 20, an ODOT-owned roadway that links Central Oregon to the Willamette Valley via Santiam Pass. The roadway itself needs to […]