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Portfolio of Red Bird

 A Gallery Collection

“We have truly enjoyed your outdoor creation / renovation of our backyard space.  It is so pretty and so inviting that we use it all the time and enjoy the view from the house as it lights up beautifully in the winter with white lights and red coral barks.” – K.S., private family residence

“You helped us develop and implement a robust contractor selection process to ensure that we would have a smooth implementation with a contractor who fit our vision. Thank you for your leadership, process expertise, and professionalism!” – T.T., beachfront condominium HOA

“I enjoyed our collaboration (and the heart and soul you brought to it) and wouldn’t hesitate to work with you again, or to recommend you to clients.” – J.E., architect

“You did a wonderful job from beginning to end.  And we had fun doing it, which was even better.” – N.G., private residence

“We both truly appreciate all you’ve done and how you handled our lack of knowledge too…and we LOVE our new yard!” – L.H., private residence

“We appreciate that you applied your professional training, enthusiasm, and creativity while listening to our values, tastes and ideas.  There was an ease in communicating with you – questioning and even disagreeing with your ideas – if our preferences/tastes conflicted with your proposals. The transformation of our yard has been wonderful.  We are spending more time in the yard than ever.  Working with you has been enjoyable and comfortable.  Just a really positive working relationship.” – J.P., private residence

Street of Dreams

The design and construction team provided a successful union of the sustainable aesthetic utilized by Frank Lloyd Wright, the regional character of the Pacific Northwest, and an incorporation of restorative landscape design fundamentals as the underlying inspiration for this landscape. The landscape design takes cues from the form and intent of the architecture – broad, arching, organic gestures fused with sensitivity to environmental considerations to site this home “in this place.” The careful details and exquisite composition mirror the thoughtfulness of the architecture and the glory of the surrounding countryside.

“Just writing to give you props for your design at the Street of Dreams. Your house is my favorite – an excellent treatment of the unique site and setting.” —L. Leighton, Director of Planning, Westlake Consultants, Inc.

 Demonstration & Display Gardens

Spring 2009 Portland Home & Garden Show: “Elements of Life”

[learn more at the RBD blog]

Spring 2008 Portland Home & Garden Show: “Restore Outdoors”

[learn more at the RBD blog]

Installed Works: In-ground & Growing

Sacred Heart Villa

“Restorative Courtyard” for 55+ senior community housing
Portland, Oregon – 2006
In collaboration with Garden Partners

Applying the tenets of universal and restorative design and the principle of collaboration for installation (“many hands do good work”), this courtyard came alive for SHV’s independent living senior community. Raised planters are a customized design by GP & RBD and were handcrafted by Friends of the Carpenter.

“I love working with Annie Kirk! – and feel very thankful that our paths have crossed.” M. Rowan, co-founder, Board Director, Treasurer, Garden Partners

Private Residence

Landscape Design & Manifestation
“For the Wedding, for the Reunion, for the Birthday Celebration”
Carlton, Oregon – 2007
General Contractor: KHI Construction, Landscape Contractor: Teufel Special Services

An extensive “Cottage in the Woods” remodel for three large family events, sparked the need for a fast tracked, well executed, closely coordinated, multi-acre landscape master plan, design and installation – occurring within seven months. Sweeping vistas of nearby hillsides and vineyard accentuated by layout, materials, and forest preservation. Owners’ love and need for “coexistence” with surrounding wildlife cared for in sensitively selected plant material and water features designed.

“Thanks for all the time and effort you put in to the plants for our wedding. They looked wonderful. I loved them all!!! Thank you.” – Owner

Private Residence

“Tropical meets PacNW meets the Return of the Ranch – Making Their Own Legacy”
St. Paul, Oregon – 2008
Landscape Contractor: Earthworks Landscape Services

Capitalizing on the inherent flair of this 1950’s ranch and long family legacy, design interventions tied disconnected areas together through pathways, coherent and vibrant planting areas, materials, and updated outdoor living areas that pop!  A fusion of Pacific NW, updated ranch styling and a “tropical-ez” palette was the anecdote for the “make it Hawaii-like” craving of the owners.   New lawn areas, a pool oasis, front entry access afford the current generation the ability to say “aloha” to their own legacy mark.

“Everything is great!”  Owners