Endorsements

American Institute of Architects Portland

American Institute of Architects Portland

The Portland Open Space Sequence plays an essential role in downtown Portland’s ongoing quality of life for everyone—representing some of the finest urban design in Portland’s history — and should be repaired and maintained through any and all available resources.

American Plaza Towers

American Plaza Towers

American Plaza Tower Condominium Association, APTCA, would like to thank the Halprin Landscape Conservancy for their continuing work to maintain and upgrade the Portland Open Space Sequence. What APTCA will see when looking west will be a reflection of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy work. The interconnected series of walkways, fountains and plazas have a major effect on the quality of life in the Southwest Portland and the APTCA.


SoMa EcoDistrict

SoMa EcoDistrict

The vision of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy (HLC) to repair and maintain the POSS is a laudable goal, and one that clearly complements and supports the efforts of SoMa.

Architecture Foundation of Oregon

Architecture Foundation of Oregon

As a nonprofit institution charged with connecting Oregonians with their designed environments, Architecture Foundation of Oregon’s leadership believes that Lawrence Halprin’s Open Sequence is, indeed, one of the most important designed environments in America.

Portland State University

Portland State University

“Thanks for investing the time and thought into protecting not just the Sequence but the core values that have made our City much stronger and better than anyone could have imagined some 50 years ago” – Professor Ethan Seltzer

“I would like to convey my support for Halprin Landscape Conservancy’s (HLP) repair for the Portland Open Space Sequence. Portland State University is pleased with the HLP’s innovative public/private partnership to raise the funds to take the important steps to retore and maintain these landmarks” – President, Wim Wiewel

Portland Development Commission

Portland Development Commission

“Healthy, sustainable, and equitable neighborhoods centered around community open spaces are at the heart of PDC’s strategic work, as is Portland’s legacy as a leader in environmental conservation and green development. The restoration of the Portland Sequence reflects both the heritage and future of these strategic objectives.”

Portland Business Alliance

Portland Business Alliance

“Thank you for your work with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy to preserve and maintain the Portland Open Space Sequence. We understand these parks, originally designed and constructed fifty years ago are in need of restoration.”

Metro

Metro

These mid-century parks stand as Portland’s most internationally celebrated and influential works of landscape architecture and continue to add a sense of vibrancy and distinction to the area. I would love to convey my support for HLC’s repair for the Portland Open Space Sequence.” – Councilor, Carlotta Collette

Anna Halprin

“I think we are not asking to save the fountain from neglect, we are asking to save a place to find joy and inspiration as a community, perhaps even a spiritual connection to peace with the natural world and to each other.”

The Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society

“The Open Space Sequence helped to inaugurate an exciting and historic new era in the evolution of downtown Portland. They are historic treasures that are well worth repairing, so that they remain accessible to future generations. The Oregon Historical Society is proud to support your efforts.”

TriMet

TriMet

“The Halprin Landscape Conservancy is dedicated to preserving these physical achievements in part, as a reminder to cities everywhere of the benefits of making communities human. The ancient Greek father of urban planning Hippodamus wrote that they wealthiest cities are those that make investment for many generations. Many generations benefit from Mr. Halprin’s talent.”

Urban Design Panel

Urban Design Panel

“The UDP executive committee thanks you for your letter, and welcomes the opportunity to support the Portland Open Space Sequence, and your efforts to fund badly needed improvements, including formation of a local improvement Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association.

Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association

Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association

“Our board appreciates the efforts of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy to rehabilitate and revitalize these internationally celebrated and influential works of landscape architecture. The Halprin Landscape Conservancy is a great example of Portland’s civic engagement.”

American Society of Landscape Architects

American Society of Landscape Architects

“The Oregon ASLA Executive Committee enthusiastically supports the efforts of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy in their advocacy efforts aimed at protecting one of, if not the most significant designed landscape in the City of Portland. In particular, we support the creation of a local improvement district to help care for the historic landscape.”

Society for Experimental Graphic Design

Society for Experimental Graphic Design

“The Halprin Conservancy’s work is vital to Portland’s history and is a great example of the character of this great city – it demonstrates our passions for design, history and community. Thank you for work on behalf of Halprin’s AIA, APA, ASLA Fellows of Portland.

AIA, APA, ASLA Fellows of Portland

AIA, APA, ASLA Fellows of Portland

“We urged the City of Portland to invest fully in the restoration of the Portland Open Space Sequence so that it may continue to delight and give respite to all for another fifty years.”

1000 Friends of Oregon

1000 Friends of Oregon

“Thank you, the staff, and the board of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy for sharing your strategy and vision to restore and protect the unique network of paths, parks, fountains and public spaces that comprise the Portland Open Space Sequence. We at 1000 Friends of Oregon support your work.”

Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission

Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission

“Please accept our thanks and support for ensuring that the internationally renowned public plazas along the Portland Open Space Sequence are preserved for generations to come. We applaud your efforts to secure the stable funding needed to ensure that future generations continue to be inspired by the Halprin vision.”

Architectural Heritage Center

Architectural Heritage Center

“Portland is fortunate to be home to these magnificent urban elements, and we want them to be enjoyed for countless years to come. We wish you the best of fortune in completing the project.”

Portland Streetcar

Portland Streetcar

“The Portland Streetcar was built on the basis of a strong public-private partnership much like the one you are working with today to restore the parks. Certainly we can appreciate the efforts to forge partnerships required to advance this work.”

OHSU

OHSU

“Thank you for your passion for Portland’s open spaces and design landmarks. We support the effort to sustain and improve the livability of downtown Portland by addressing deferred maintenance on the interconnected series of walkways, fountains and plazas that comprise the Portland Open Space Sequence.”

Regional Arts & Culture Council

Regional Arts & Culture Council

“As Portland explosively grows in this current economy it is critical that we pause and reflect on what we need to protect and celebrate from our distant and more recent past. I believe that the Halprin Sequence should be high on the list for careful restoration so that generations to come may enjoy their soothing and inspiring additions to our public environment.”

Fountain Plaza

Fountain Plaza

“We look forward to seeing the positive affects your work will have in the community. Thank you for your presentation and efforts to gain support for the upgrade and maintenance of nearby parks, fountains and plazas through the Portland Open Space Sequence.”

The Portland Plaza

The Portland Plaza

“We are pleased to be your community partners in this effort.”