As a native Portlander, I have the utmost appreciation for the positive change that is occurring within the city in terms of pedestrian and bicycle transportation experience and safety. Exploring a city on a bicycle presents the option to uncover, and gain appreciation for, the character and history of the place. What could be more enjoyable? As a landscape designer, the opportunity to work with people who have parallel values and contribute to projects with similar intentions is an everyday inspiration.
Olivia earned a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, concentrating on landscape preservation, interpretation, and wayfinding. Prior to joining the team at Alta, she gained experience as a historical landscape designer with the National Park Service, contributed to a grant concentrating on the effects of climate change in National Parks, and assisted with residential and commercial landscape designs. Her skills and areas of interest include project visualization, schematic design, community placemaking, bike share programs, and bicycle boulevard design.