Aerial view of campus core in 1990
Illustrative of proposed landscape improvements
View of improved vehicular entry
Steps to new Central Glad used for seating
New pedestrian entry

Lewis and Clark College
Master Plan and Schematic Landscape Design

Landscape Architecture
130 acres
Student FTE
Existing -3,000
Planned - 3,000
Master Plan - 1991
Schematic Landscape - 1993
Associate Architect
SERA Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects, California Chapter, Merit Award, 1993

Top: Schematic landscape design

Top: Campus core (ca. 1990)

Bottom: Transitional entry in place of existing parking lot


The master plan for this liberal arts college investigates future program needs and examines ways to accommodate them on the 130-acre campus occupying a former estate overlooking Portland. The plan creates a focus for the campus community. It restores the pedestrian environment, enhances the campus’s Northwest setting, and provides adequate facilities for academic, administrative, and residential programs. The plan proposes a net increase in building area of 500,000 square feet.

Evolving from the master plan, the schematic landscape design creates a campus landscape that responds to the varied topography and vegetation of the campus and to the existing and proposed building program. The plan reinstates the estate image of the college grounds, which was obscured by the college building program of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

Location: Portland, Oregon
Responsibilities: Senior Planner; Sasaki Associates

Copyright - Robert Sabbatini


Bottom: Entrance improvements

Bottom: Grand stair/seating area to proposed quad