Integrating Habitats: Nature in Neighborhoods

Integrating Habitats: Nature in Neighborhoods

Open, international, 1-stage, RfP

Portland, Oregon

17 Dec 2007 – Late Registration Deadline

17 Dec 2007 – Submission Deadline (postmarked by 4:30 pm)


Environmental Services, Portland; Water Environment Services; Clean Water Services; Port of Portland; City of Gresham


Open, international, 1-stage, RfP


Portland, Oregon




15 Oct 2007 – Early Registration Deadline

17 Dec 2007 – Late Registration Deadline

17 Dec 2007 – Submission Deadline (postmarked by 4:30 pm)


Students and practitioners from all relevant disciplines, including landscape architecture, architecture, planning, urban design, stormwater management, engineering, water quality, ecology, wildlife biology and development, are encouraged to participate.


Stefan Behnisch, Principal, Behnisch Architects – Stuttgart, Germany and Venice, California

Joan Iverson Nassauer, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan

James M. Patchett, Founder and President, Conservation Design Forum – Elmhurst, Illinois

Tom Schueler, Founder, Center for Watershed Protection- Ellicott City, Maryland

Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in chief, METROPOLIS – New York, New York

Jim Winkler, President, Winkler Development Corporation – Portland, Oregon




Early $25

Late $125 (mailed in with submissions)


Growing populations. Rapid development. Increased pressure on natural areas, clean rivers, streams and valuable fish and wildlife habitat. How can we achieve balance between development and conservation? What are the best ways to accommodate growth while protecting the region’s environment and quality of life?

Our approach: Blend. Balance. Integrate. Use long-term vision, collaborative effort and holistic values to guide development that protects clean water and honors co-existence. Design for this generation and those to come. Design the built environment with nature in mind.

Integrating Habitats will challenge entrants to work across disciplines in collaborative teams to create elegant and functional designs for conceptualized sites typical of the Portland metropolitan region. The competition’s challenge is to create successful and innovative site designs that blend open space access, site planning, and environmental preservation and restoration in construction and development.

The design categories

1. neighborhood infill development with a remnant oak woodland/savannah habitat interface

2. mixed use development with a riparian forest habitat interface

3. commercial development with a lowland hardwood forest habitat interface


Corie Harlan

Tel: 503-797-1764