We have a new name! Caitilin Pope Daum Landscape Architect LLC is now Studio Wild Landscape Architecture LLC. This new name reflects our core commitment to designing a world in which human beings and wild systems can thrive side by side, and clarifies what has been true for a long time – that our work is accomplished through the talents and expertise of multiple designers. Hold tight while we update our web presence.
FOLLOWING NATURE’S LEAD
BEAUTIFUL FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
People thrive when they feel connected
to their natural environment.
Landscape design that understands and
responds to local ecology and successfully
integrates people into the equation can
foster and deepen that connection to place.
We work with clients to realize their vision of an
outdoor space that’s beautiful, functional
and thoughtfully linked to its
Whether that is a green roof planting for your
business, an edible landscape for your school,
or a peaceful backyard retreat for your home,
we can help you make the connection.
Rotary Youth Center at Morrison
The Rotary Youth Center at Morrison is a multipurpose gym and gathering space being designed for Morrison Family Services at their Sandy Blvd location. The new facility will support treatment, training, physical education, recreation, and group meetings for teens and adults using Morrison’s services. Plans for the updated grounds include an entry plaza, a large rear gathering patio, a playing field, picnic area, a series of exercise pathways and stairs, a variety of seating spaces for informal counseling and relaxation, and native and drought tolerant plantings throughout. The design team is led by EMA Architects. Learn more about the project here.
Recent Blog Updates
We’ve been giving a lot of thought recently to the subject of our rapidly changing climate and the related crisis of the 6th mass extinction. As the scale of the problem comes into focus, we recognize our profession is well positioned to step into a leadership role. The American Society of Landscape Architects recently held a summit to redefine our professional mission and published this statement: ‘Climate change, rapid urbanization, loss of species diversity, and inequity make the need for sustainable landscapes greater than ever.’ Everything changes, nothing changes That is not to say that the longstanding directives in landscape
Two things that have been on our minds this August are drought and butterflies (and smoke and fires of course.) In my own garden, plants that have always seemed invincible are clearly showing the wear from this year’s high temperatures and lower than normal rainfall. And then a recent radio clip caught our attention with its report that warmer weather is bringing more swallowtail butterflies to the Pacific Northwest, but that many other butterfly species are struggling because of widespread habitat loss. That got us thinking about how to provide for butterflies with water-wise plants. Why butterflies are in trouble
Over the last several months, we have been working with Oregon City’s Gardiner Middle School Green Team to design and install a new garden in a vacant outdoor space between the school building and a portable classroom. The Green Team participants meet after school weekly with their teacher to consider ways to make their school more sustainable, tackling such issues as providing recycling and worm bins in the lunch room. What is a Landscape Architect? We met with the students, several times over a few months. While creating the garden, our goal was also to introduce them to the profession of