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Larry J Cavender, ASLA has practiced Landscape Architecture for twenty years.  He has operated as a sole proprietor, since 2005.  Prior experience includes twelve years with a landscape design and construction company working on residential and commercial projects.  He is licensed as a Landscape Architect in Washington and Oregon and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Larry J Cavender, ASLA  approaches each project as an artistic endeavor.  The art and craft of garden design is illustrated in many of the projects shown in this portfolio.  We collaborate with local craftspeople, such as masons, metalworkers, woodworkers, landscape contractors and gardeners to bring practical and beautiful solutions to fruition.

We have extensive experience working within a design/build structure.  We are able to communicate and work closely with landscape contractors and subcontractors during construction to insure design integrity.  Our design process also involves active, ongoing communications with the client as the project progresses.

We are proud of our past projects and satisfied clients.  We would be happy to provide personalized tours of some of the select gardens portrayed in our portfolio.  You deserve a first hand look at the high level of quality and attention to detail displayed within our gardens.


Our services include the following:

Initial meeting - Typically no charge to customers in the Portland metropolitan area.

  1. Site visit and general design discussion with client.

  2. Design estimate / outline.

Site Inventory and Analysis

  1. Complete measurement of site and structures.

  2. Existing plant inventory.

  3. Survey and grading.

  4. Base sheet / Site Plan.

Depending on the size and complexity of the project, a surveyor may be employed to draw up the site plan.

Schematic Design

  1. Conceptual plans and sketches.

  2. Meeting with client to go over design work.

Design Development - May include some or all of the following plans.

  1. Master Plan.

  2. Planting Plan.

  3. Irrigation Plan.

  4. Construction Details.

  5. Lighting Plan.

  6. Meetings with the client as needed.

Construction Management

  1. Contractor / subcontractor oversight and meetings during construction.

  2. Plant procurement.

  3. Meetings with the client as needed.

Other Services

  1. On-site design consultations, billed hourly.

  2. Post construction maintenance consultation.



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Larry J Cavender, ASLA Landscape Architect Portland, Oregon 971-219-6283