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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Koch Landscape Architecture (KLA)


Koch Landscape Architecture (KLA), founded in 2000 by Steven Koch, FASLA, who brings 27 years of experience and a unique knowledge base gleaned from working with nationally renowned landscape architects and architects. KLA is a full service firm that works both as a prime and sub consultant on projects.

KLA’s expertise in designing, reclaiming and enlivening landscapes demonstrates a passion to seamlessly integrate human use with natural and man-made environments. KLA explores the opportunities for adaptive reuse of recycled products and advanced materials. They strive to produce designs that “fit” within the social, ecologic, geographic and economic context we live in today.

Silver certified

  • Lights are rarely needed, as KLA’s office is naturally lit with five large skylights and storefront windows.
  • The KLA Green Team monitors the office’s sustainability practices including recycling and waste management, and the use of recycled materials in office.
  • KLA’s office is within easy access of public transportation (streetcar and bus). Biking is also encouraged with bike storage, lock and repair kit available.
  • KLA’s water consumption has been significantly reduced using low-flow kitchen and bath fixtures.

Marvel 29 Courtyard landscaping

Gorge residence landscaping


1621 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232