Ken Pirie

Principal, Certified Planner

Ken is an urban planner with 24 years of professional experience. Ken has carved out a unique niche as a leading physical planner in the Northwest, bringing a place-based approach to projects that blend urban and natural environments. His projects have been recognized with APA awards, acknowledging the substantial impact of his work on subsequent development and community-building. Raised in Canada and Scotland, he received degrees from McGill University and the University of Washington. In Ken’s work on urban design, waterfront, campus and park master planning projects, he seeks to ensure that a respect for ecology, history and local culture results in enduring plans that are rooted in the landscape. Ken’s spirit of inquiry as a planner is reflected in his passion for hiking, skiing, Timbers matches and exploring the back roads of the Pacific Northwest.


LEED™ Accredited Professional ND

AICP, 2004 - present

Certified Urban Designer


Master of Urban Design and Planning
University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Geography and Environmental Studies
McGill University

Selected Projects
Bend Core Area Plan
Chehalem Ridge Natural Area
Cottonwood Canyon State Park
Hood River Westside Area Concept Plan
John Day Innovation Gateway Project
Northwest Crossing
Orenco Station
Parkrose Argay Development Study
PCC Facilities Plan
Salem Downtown Streetscape Plan
Salmonberry Corridor Feasibility Study and Concept Plan
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Physical Planning Study
Willamette Falls Legacy Project