Kurt Lango · ASLA, LEED AP, Principal
Kurt is a founding Principal of Lango Hansen Landscape Architects, and a LEED accredited professional. With over twenty-three years of experience in public facilitation, planning and landscape architectural design, Kurt strongly believes in the power of landscapes to strengthen the identity of place and sense of community. Having worked extensively with public-private partnerships and multidisciplinary teams, he brings outstanding design leadership skills to complex projects.
Kurt is actively engaged in the local arts community, sitting on a number of juries for local art selection committees. A graduate of the University of Oregon, he has since been invited back to teach a landscape architectural studio. He is also active in the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is currently serving in the position of Executive Committee President.
Jane Hansen · ASLA, Principal
As Principal in the firm, Jane leads landscape architectural design efforts to plan and create thoughtful, ecologically sensitive spaces that enrich the public realm. In her firm’s work, she aspires to create a kind of resonance in the landscape where, through design and craft, the smallest details build upon the overall concepts. With over twenty years of experience in the analysis, planning, design and construction management of a wide range of projects, Jane works closely with teams and clients to develop successful and sustainable designs.
Jane is committed to design excellence in both her firm’s work and in the community. Currently she is serving on the Portland Design Commission, is a member of the Landscape Advisory Board for Garden Design Magazine, and is a visiting design critic for her alma mater, the University of Oregon.
Andrew Sheie · LEED AP, Associate
As a landscape architect with a background in art and geography and experience as a woodworker and cabinetmaker, Andy applies a wide range of knowledge and skills in the design of the exterior environment. His work on projects have ranged from conceptual level design for endeavors such as the Steel Bridge Skate Park, to detailed designs for water features at PCC Willow Creek and Sherwood’s Cannery Square Plaza. Andy has been with Lango Hansen since 2006, and has worked in Portland since graduating in 2002 with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Manitoba.
Andrea Saven · ASLA, LEED AP, Associate
In her six years at Lango Hansen, Andrea has enjoyed designing and managing a broad range of projects types and sizes including educational campuses, public parks, natural area restoration and multi-family housing projects. Her recent work on Stephens Creek Crossing Housing, Couch Street Pedestrian Way and Rock Creek Middle School emphasizes integration of natural systems with the urban environment. A native Oregonian, Andrea earned her Landscape Architecture undergraduate degree in 2003 from the University of Oregon. When she’s not designing landscapes she likes to get outside and experience them by hiking, gardening, camping and backpacking.
Heidi Baker · LEED AP, Associate
Heidi feels strongly that creative site design can restore and enrich quality of life and inspire investment in future generations. With a background in ecology, she joined Lango Hansen in 2007 after receiving a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from University of Virginia in 2006. Heidi is currently a project manager working on courtyards and streetscapes for both Lifeworks NW in North Portland and a multi-story residence building in Portland’s South Waterfront neighborhood. Her past projects include parks, streetscapes, courtyards, brownfields, educational facilities, and sites on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Lone Fir Cemetery.
Brian is a native Portlander with a lifelong love for plants. After receiving his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Idaho in 2004, Brian returned to Portland with a desire to create visually pleasing and functionally successful spaces. Brian takes pride in the diverse range of projects he has been involved with, ranging from habitat restoration to urban design and transportation. When not designing landscapes in the office, Brian enjoys working in his own garden with the enthusiastic help of his two children.
For Emily, landscape architecture is the pursuit of creating places with the potential for restorative escapism through nearby nature in the urban context. A native Pacific Northwesterner, Emily grew up enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors and this has generated in her a desire to integrate built environments with native infrastructures. Emily has a background in fine arts and horticulture. Prior to joining Lango Hansen in 2012, she worked for three years in Seattle after earning her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 2008 from the University of Washington.
Graduating with a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2012, Brigitte focused her research on exploring the potential natural environments have to encourage mutually beneficial social interactions between generations. This research supports Brigitte’s belief that landscapes can serve as socially and culturally significant spaces that positively impact individuals as well as communities. Originally from piney woods of Texas, Brigitte has settled into the stunning landscape of the Pacific Northwest and is excited work on a variety of projects as part of the Lango Hansen team.
For more information about Lango Hansen, or to discuss a project, please contact Jane Hansen or Kurt Lango:
Lango Hansen Landscape Architects P.C.
1100 NW Glisan St., #3B
Portland, OR 97209
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