112 Portland Landscape Architects and Designers

Professional landscaping anchors a house to the site, connects it with the environment and creates a welcoming entrance to a home. Garden designers and architects work with living plants as well as building materials, so they are designing for future growth and maintenance as well as the present. Landscape architecture is also very regional, so you want to find a designer that’s familiar with the Portland Metro Area climate and plants that do well there. Start here to find out more about hiring a landscape designer to help with your landscape construction. More 
Portland, OR, US 97215
We offer 20 years of experience implementing signature designs in residential settings. Our goal is to develop an intimate understanding of each clients goals and seamlessly... Read More 
Our designs promote balance between nature and lifestyle - encouraging homeowners to ‘get outdoors’ in extended landscape living spaces. A bit of paradise a few steps from one's home interior.
Portland, OR, US
We are a Landscape Design company whose focus is creating outdoor living spaces our clients want to live in. We incorporate their needs, wants and desires with our expertise in... Read More 
Portland, OR, US 97229
Creating beautiful and vibrant landscapes for my clients with an emphasis on year-round attractiveness and matching the outdoor experience with the lifestyle of the homeowners. Read More 
Petros Design (360) 606-9652
La Center, WA, US 98629
Natural Stone - resources, fabrication and sales. Full quarry blocks to cut, natural building stone products, and slabs for counters and benches. Black Basalts, Gray Basalt,... Read More 
Portland, OR, US 97223
Winner of a 2013 "Best of Houzz" award for Customer Satisfaction! Since 2003 we have been transforming landscapes (and sometime lives!) with a passion for design, a love of... Read More 
Portland, OR, US 97229
We are a Landscape Architecture,Garden design & Horticulture consulting company. We design and consult all levels of projects including residential and commercial. We work in... Read More 
Portland, OR, US 97214
Landscape Layouts for Living while Protecting the Planet. Specializing in rain gardens, soil life and water efficient & native plantings that are diverse and texturally... Read More 
Salem, OR, US 97302
A landscape design-only business creating detailed, CAD drawings that are functional, creative, easy to read and easy to install. Read More 
Shapiro Didway (503) 232-0520
Portland, OR, US 97214
Shapiro Didway LLC is an office of Portland landscape architects that integrates minimalism and geometrical form to create sustainable spaces of distinct visual character.... Read More 
Portland, OR, US 97227
Ecotone Environmental is a landscape architecture and construction company located in Portland, Oregon. Our focus is on providing low-impact, sustainable solutions to environments... Read More 
Milwaukie, OR, US 97222
A holistic Landscape Solutions company that offers Landscape design, project management, DIY Coaching and garden maintenance We believe that an organic approach does not need to... Read More 
Portland, OR, US 97209
We design notable and meticulously-detailed gardens for residential clients, nationwide. Our design process is always guided by the overarching belief that garden spaces should... Read More 
Garden Stories (503) 334-3536
Portland, OR, US 97211
A Portland area landscape design/build company creating gardens and outdoor spaces within context of client, region, neighborhood and budget. Read More 
Tigard, OR, US 97281
Design and coordination of Residential and commercial landscapes. Read More 
Lilyvilla Gardens (503) 944-9593
Portland, OR, US 97212
Located in Portland, Oregon, Lilyvilla Gardens is a landscape design studio specializing in creating modern outdoor environments. I'm interested in complex simplicity; where the... Read More 
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What Is a Landscape Architect?


The work of this professional can pretty much be summarized to include everything that is not related to the house structure itself. The landscape architect can even work with the architect to choose the right spot for your Portland Metro Area house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Portland Metro Area climate and the activities that will be performed in the yard, as well as designs and planting plans. They will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the landscape. Any grading changes that will be added to the landscape are also the responsibility of the landscape architect. This includes any drainage modifications. An engineer can also be responsible for these tasks, but a licensed professional is fully capable. Like building architects, they will produce preliminary concept drawings as well as detailed construction documents and planting plans. Three-dimensional renderings and illustrative plans are all supplementary.

What Is a Landscape Designer?


Landscape designers generally have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, landscape designers analyze your architecture and yard to produce a plan that may or may not include location and materials for walkways, patios, water features, fences, garden aspects and more. In addition, a Portland Metro Area garden designer will carefully assess your geographic region to choose plants, trees and flowers that will flourish naturally, as well as address concerns such as drainage, screening and soil conditions. Certain landscape designers only help with landscape planning, some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscape contractor, and others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape construction.

Before you hire a landscape professional, consider the scope and emphasis of your landscape architecture project. Landscape architects, who typically hold advanced degrees in their field, are trained to develop comprehensive structural plans that include plants, hardscaping, water use, drainage and more. Landscape designers typically specialize in the aesthetic and horticultural, rather than structural, side of yard and garden planning. They might or might not have advanced training. Even within their fields, a garden designer may specialize in hardscape- or vegetation-focused designs. In some cases you might need to hire additional help to get the outdoor space you want. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of landscape architects & landscape designers: Landscape Contractors, Garden & Landscape Supplies, Tree Services, Lawn & Sprinklers, Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures.

Questions to ask a prospective landscape architect or designer:


  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been in the business?
  • What is your certification?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • How much do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What regions and climates are you skilled in?
  • Can you accommodate my special requests (such as ADA or LEED)?
  • What types of renderings will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When can you complete this project?
  • What do your services include?
  • Who will be working on the project design?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you provide me with a written estimate?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns that you know of or that might come up in the future with this project?

Find a landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Portland Metro Area landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Portland Metro Area photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in Portland, Salem, Gresham, Beaverton and Hillsboro.
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