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Brian Bainnson

Mr. Bainnson is a Landscape Architect with over 16 years experience in project planning and design on a wide range of institutional, commercial, governmental, recreational and residential projects. He is committed to helping clients achieve design solutions that are appropriate, timely and cost-effective.


BFA and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


Since the founding of Quatrefoil Inc. in 1996 he has been involved in a wide range of projects and collaborative design efforts. Recent work has included several projects at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, including the site-work and landscape around the Schmidt Pavilion and the Conifer Garden. Mr. Bainnson is currently overseeing the development of a fifty acre waterfront park for the City of Mosier. This project was developed with the local community involvement, as well as federal state and local stakeholders. Mr. Bainnson was lead Landscape Architect for the development of the Senator Hatfield West Trailhead for the Historic Columbia River Highway Bike Trail, Hood River to Mosier Section for the Oregon Department of Parks and ODOT.

Mr. Bainnson has just recently finished heading up a design team for the Portland Memory Garden. The garden has been developed for people with Alzheimers, their families and caregivers. The Garden is located in Ed Benedict Park in Southeast Portland. Mr. Bainnson has recently been helping develop several therapeutic landscapes for Legacy Health System including gardens for the Oregon Burn Center, Legacy RIO and the Legacy Trauma Center. All of these gardens will be used for active patient therapy as well as restorative places for patients, families and caregivers.

In all of Mr. Bainnson's work understanding of the context, attention to detail, and an ability to understand and give life to the clients expectations unite the projects. Design and planning are blended with an understanding of the technical complexities of building projects, working with contractors and controlling fiscal realities.


Past President, Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Member, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB)


Landscape Architect: By Uniform National Exam (since 1989); Oregon and Washington


National Transportation Design Award 2000 for the Historic Columbia River Highway
ASLA Certificate of Honor for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture, RISD 1987.
Silver Medal, Royal Society of Arts, London, UK.
City of Portland, Great Blue Heron Award, 1997 Restoration of Rosemont Bluff Natural Area
Oregon Chapter Residential Design Award 2002 – Slaughter Garden, Portland Oregon


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