Investigates the interrelationship of landscape and urbanism
39, Principal Landscape Architect
With more than 16 years of experience in landscape architecture in Portland, Jason King has made his mark in the built environment and the community at large. After graduating from North Dakota State University in 1997 with degrees in landscape architecture and environmental design, he went on to work at such award-winning firms as Macdonald Environmental Planning and GreenWorks. He started his own firm, Terra Fluxus, in 2010, with a focus on investigating the interrelationship of landscape and urbanism. Throughout his career, he has staunchly supported the local community. In 1999, he created the Portland Green Map Project, which produced community maps of sustainability resources throughout the metro region. In collaboration with governmental leaders, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, he founded GRiT—the Green Roof Information Think-tank—which aims to promote knowledge and use of green roofs in the Pacific Northwest. He dedicates more than 20% of his time to pro-bono work.
Emerging expert in urban design and master planning
33, Associate, Urban Design
During his six years with ZGF Architects, Nolan Lienhart has focused on transit-oriented mixed-use neighborhood planning, campus planning and master plans for institutions in complex urban locations. His recent project experience includes urban design strategies for Portland's Central City Plan; urban design guidelines for high-speed rail in Fresno, Calif.; and master planning for a new 20-Acre Oregon Health Science University Campus. He holds a master's degree in city planning and a real estate certificate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and a bachelor's degree in political science and geography from Colgate University. In addition to his work at ZGF, Lienhart volunteers his time with several civic and professional groups, including the land-use advocacy organization 1000 Friends of Oregon, where he serves on the board of directors.