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Chelsea Cochran

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49 minutes


Landscape architecture, Sustainable design -- Oregon -- Portland


Interview of Chelsea Cochran by Cory Angell at Walker Macy, Portland Oregon on November 27th, 2006.

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Chelsea Cochran (Chelsea McCann) was born in Portland, Oregon and pursued a career in landscape architecture. She began at Walker Macy in the summer of 2000, and her projects focus on sustainable design.


Landscape Architect Chelsea Cochran at Walker Macy is interviewed for Sustaining Northwest Landscapes & Communities Interview series (later renamed as the Sustainability History Project). The discussion includes a description of her education in landscape design at the University of Oregon. She talks about nature-scaping and the importance of native plant use. Problem solving for large commercial projects is discussed, as well as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and the challenges of eco- friendly development. The content includes assessing historical and environmental styles for urban settings.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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