pond with trees at The Quintet

The Quintet

A naturalistic landscape designed to to unify a residential development.

Portland, Oregon
17 acres
1990 – 1992
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Conceived as a high-end condominium development, the Quintet prioritized beautiful, environmentally sound landscape design and the preservation of existing wetlands.

Kurisu's vision was to create a powerful sense of place and "home" with a landscape that felt personal and intimate, despite the large scale of the development.

The Quintet sign with trees
The landscape design includes several waterfalls and carefully selected plantings throughout the location such as Japanese maples and azaleas, to ensure color and beauty year-round.
evergreen and flowers
Environmentally sensitive treatment of existing wetlands incorporated them into the master landscape design as soothing, naturalistic views.
stream with trees and reeds at The Quintet

In 1992, the project received a National Landscape Design award, presented at the White House in Washington, D.C. by First Lady Barbara Bush.

To learn more visit the Quintet website.   

waterfall with autumn trees
Blue image of lotus flower

Healing Gardens

Our Japanese-style healing gardens are designed with an intention for restoration on the deepest levels. We incorporate the ancient philosophies and techniques of Japanese garden design to reawaken the connection between people and nature – between ourselves and the larger, timeless cycles of change and regeneration.

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