Chelsea McCann

Principal, Landscape Architect

As a landscape architect and the firm’s Managing Principal, Chelsea brings strong leadership to complex design efforts and leads the firm’s day-to-day business activities. As a leader, Chelsea is committed to advancing large-scale projects that offer transformative public benefit, and for fostering creativity in the firm’s design work and culture. Chelsea’s approach is based in her strong leadership of large-scale projects, especially waterfronts, programmed urban parks, and reclaimed brownfield sites. Her projects are noteworthy for their transformative influence, complex conditions, design challenges, and integration of innovative sustainable design and the arts. Chelsea’s passion for advancing the region’s design culture is also evident in her involvement as a steering committee member for Portland Winter Lights Festival, which integrates lighting design, urbanism, landscape architecture, and public art in an annual public installation.

Certifications

Registered Landscape Architect:
OR, WA, CA, MT, TX, ID, AZ

LEED™ Accredited Professional BD+C

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Minor in Environmental Studies
University of Oregon

Affiliations

ASLA, 2004 - present

Pioneer Courthouse Square Trustee

Portland Winter Light Festival
Development Committee Member
2015 - present