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.