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Method is about nature and our place within it

Bryan Bailey

Principal, Professional Landscape Architect, LEED AP

Oregon Registered Landscape Architect, Washington Registered Landscape Architect, Oregon ESB Company #13943

The best thing about growing up in Central Washington in the 90s were the long days I spent outside. There were so many small creeks and sagebrush hills to explore. The landscape felt both expansive and familiar. I still draw a lot of inspiration from what I noticed back then: the way different plans thrive in specific conditions, creating natural patterns and transitions. 

Moving to New Zealand for my studies led me to discover a very different and much more varied landscape, with fjord-like sounds, deep forests, and the massive Southern Alps. Landscape architecture there had an interesting approach to arranging the structural elements for maximum connection to the surrounding nature.

Since then, I’ve had the chance to immerse myself in the city architecture of Northern Europe. It’s where I learned a lot about public spaces and developed appreciation for the clean lines and progressive material use of Scandinavian design.

After more than 15 years in this field, I keep building on these ideas of discovery, connection, and flow, always looking to apply them in ways that bring out the best in a landscape.

Current Sources of Inspiration:
  • New Nordic Gardens: Scandinavian Landscape Design – Annika Zetterman
  • Fisher Chimneys Route, Mount Shuksan
  • Ivan McLean Art – Website
  • Inspiration and Process in Architecture – Kengo Kuma
  • Designing a Garden – Michael Van Valkenburgh
  • Fujifilm X-T3
Protecting our region’s wild areas is critical.

If you haven’t already, I recommend exploring the work of Conservation Northwest. This organization has been protecting natural areas in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. A percentage of Method’s profits support their programs to establish wildlife corridors, restore forests, and much more.

Oregon Home Magazine

“Sister Act”, Oregon Home Magazine, Fall 2020

Oregon Home Magazine

“A Bridge To Better Living”, Oregon Home Magazine, Summer 2020

Portrait of Portland Magazine

“Filling in the Gaps”, Portrait of Portland Magazine, January 2018

Luxe Magazine

Patrick Soran, “wing span.” Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, Pacific Northwest Edition, July 2012

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