Ken Pirie

Principal, Certified Planner

Ken is an experienced urban designer and planner. In his work on urban design, waterfront, campus and park master planning projects across the Northwest and along the West Coast, Ken seeks to ensure that a curiosity and deep respect for ecology, history and local culture results in enduring plans that are rooted in the landscape. Raised in Canada and Scotland, he received degrees from McGill University and the University of Washington. Ken’s spirit of inquiry as a planner is reflected in his passion for hiking, skiing and exploring the back roads of Cascadia.


LEED™ Accredited Professional ND

AICP, 2004 - present

Certified Urban Designer


Master of Urban Planning
University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Geography
McGill University

Selected Projects
Bend Core Area Plan
Chehalem Ridge Nature Park
Clackamas Community College Facilities Plan
Cottonwood Canyon State Park
Duwamish Sea Level Rise Adaptation Study
Happy Valley Downtown Concept Plan
Hood River Westside Area Concept Plan
John Day Innovation Gateway Project
Northwest Crossing
Parkrose Argay Development Study
Portland Community College Facilities Plan
Salem Downtown Streetscape Plan
Salmonberry Corridor Feasibility Study and Concept Plan
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Physical Planning Study
University of Alaska, Anchorage, Master Plan Update
Willamette Falls Legacy Project