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2009 Grand Award & 2010 Maintenance Award — NW Portland Residence

Posted:   August 26, 2009

“From the start, we really enjoyed the whole construction process, as did our neighbors. I would return home each night that summer to get an up-date on the day’s happenings from a few of the retired couples who really enjoyed “supervising” the process. We too enjoyed bother watching and participating in the transformation- and it WAS a true transformation! And now that it’s finished… WOW! It has not only transformed the yard, the yard has transformed our lives!”

2009 Merit Award — SW Portland Residence

Posted:   August 19, 2009

“We met with Drew Snodgrass & were immediately impressed with his willingness to listen to us and incorporate our landscaping goals. We felt no need to interview any other landscapers. He provided pictures and references of projects he had worked on and also invited us to view his koi pond at his home. We finished our project with a new friend, Drew, and are very happy with the results.”

2009 Grand Award — The Vaux

Posted:   August 7, 2009

The Vaux is a residential building located in Portland’s Pearl District. It was named after the thousands of migrating Vaux’s Swifts that take up a temporary residence at a nearby elementary school. Each fall neighbors gather to watch as the Swifts come back to their fall home. The design for the Vaux was inspired by Northwest architecture and this neighborhood tradition. The interior courtyard’s open space included landscaping, architectural slabs, natural stone walls and water features.

2009 Merit Award — The Avenue Lofts

Posted:   August 7, 2009

The Avenue Lofts, located in the center of Portland’s Pearl District (formally the Meier & Frank Warehouse), was a renovation of an existing industrial building originally built in 1923. The building has been established as one of Portland’s historic landmarks and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

2009 Grand Award — The Meriwether Towers

Posted:   August 7, 2009

The Meriwether Towers was the first residential building to be completed in Portland’s South Waterfront District. This project received LEED Gold certification. The Meriwether includes many eco-friendly luxury homes with retail located in its west tower.