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Groundbreaking News on Parrott Creek! Learn More at the ASLA Conference This Weekend!

We are celebrating a wonderful week with the Parrott Creek Child & Family Services team, kicking off with the groundbreaking and ending with the ASLA panel!

Can the design of the physical environment help address human trauma? Can we think and act on the idea that healing nature and human healing are reinforcing efforts? To learn more about the project, come to our panel at the ASLA Conference this Saturday, 10/28 on “Exploring Trauma-Informed Design at Parrott Creek.”

Here, we share an array of work created in collaboration with El Dorado, Adre, and Walsh Construction Co. for Parrott Creek, a non-profit dedicated to provide care, residential treatment, and physical spaces to some of Oregon’s most vulnerable and marginalized people – system-involved youth and their families.

The collective design vision is rooted deeply in the youths’ lived experiences and trauma-informed design research. It also builds on Parrott Creek’s unique commitment to cultural ecology – planning trails and experiences to connect the youth with the site’s wealth of natural resources and to embrace cultural practices with local indigenous partners.