Vera Katz Park


Located on the historic National Guard Armory site in the heart of the Pearl District, this civic space is the home of the Portland Center Stage Theatre Company and was the first renovated building in the nation to achieve a LEED Platinum rating. Wrapped around the building characterized as a narrow “sliver park”, this public space is marked by both its sustainable and artful interventions. Water is revealed in a sculptural font stone at the high point of the sidewalk and the interconnected channelized walls extend along the length of the building and terminates at a flow-through planter with native planting. The water wall, composed of basalt, is a nod to the rustic historic building stone color. The channel in the stone walls direct water down the slope. Custom ipe and concrete benches are interspersed between the stone walls to provide seating areas and casual “stages” for the theatrically minded.


Gerding Theater


Portland, OR




Landscape Architecture
Stone Sculpture