About the Book
The product of Noah Guadagni's University of Oregon master's thesis in landscape architecture. Abstract: Regionalism in the design disciplines is the idea that design can and should derive from abstractions and celebrations of the immediate context, both natural and cultural. Because the Pacific Northwest (PNW) has an ill-defined regional style in landscape architecture, there are often an inconsistent variety of imported or derivative design applications across many regional landscape scales which can result in generic, homogenizing, and ecologically pernicious landscapes that are inappropriate to the PNW region. This research develops a guiding framework for PNW regional landscape design that is derived from a case study method of evaluation. The case studies profile, document, and analyze two emblematic regional places: Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island, WA) and Salishan Lodge (Gleneden Beach, OR) which were designed by iconic PNW regional landscape architects, Richard Haag and Barbara Fealy, respectively. Documentation of these sites generated a list of 10 principles and 36 strategies. These regional principles and strategies are illustrated and described in a guide that can be used by landscape architects to evaluate and create authentic and regionally appropriate PNW landscapes.