Obituary / Robert P. Perron, FASLA

Noted Portland landscape architect and urban planner Robert Pepper Perron, FASLA passed on August 28, 2019 at age 83, from diseases of his heart and lungs.

Robert loved to travel and especially enjoyed his projects in Shanghai, China designing the master plan for Binhai Golf Course and club house grounds, plus other regional land developments.

He was perhaps best known locally for designing Salmon Street Springs Fountain for Portland Development Commission, and the distinctive surrounding benches, honored by Japan with their Excellence in Design award, which are also placed in many sites around the city. Robert designed the master plan for the 1974 World's Fair in Spokane WA., including the conversion of the area afterward into Waterfront Park, and its centerpiece Rotary Fountain. The master plan for Black Butte Ranch resort was his design, as were later phases of Sun River resort in Central Oregon.

Annual Call for Committee Service: Volunteer with ASLA Oregon!

Would you like to volunteer your time for ASLA Oregon, but can’t commit to a role on the Executive Committee? Participating in a chapter committee is a great way to build your network, give back to our community, and have fun!

This fall, president-elect Allison Rouse, ASLA, will be considering appointments for committee service for 2020. To volunteer for one or more of the committees listed below, please fill out our interest form by Friday, October 4, 2019 and we’ll be in touch!

ASLA Oregon Seeks Fellows Nominees

The ASLA Oregon Executive Committee and Fellows Nominating Committee welcomes members to identify potential nominees for the ASLA Council of Fellows.  

Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time.