Little Deschutes Lodge is a low-income housing development for seniors located at 4000' elevation in the high desert of Central Oregon. The design was installed in 2013.
 
Challenge: Work with developers to integrate water harvesting, food production and habitat enhancement into a more conventional layout of buildings, parking lots and pathways.
 
Solution: Move parking and place gardens in the best sun locations, accentuate solar microclimate for plantings and social space, create water harvesting landscape and rainwater collection cisterns to meet irrigation needs, and create gathering areas throughout the site for residents to socialize. 
Lead designer: Andrew Millison.

High Desert Low-income Housing Development

Central Oregon USA

 
Little Deschutes Lodge concept plan
Little Deschutes Lodge concept plan
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details and planting plan
details and planting plan
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landscape construction documents
landscape construction documents
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landscape construction documents
landscape construction documents
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landscape construction documents
landscape construction documents
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landscape construction do L-2 NW.jpg
landscape construction do L-2 NW.jpg
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landscape construction documents
landscape construction documents
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Rainwater collection tanks
Rainwater collection tanks
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Cold frame gardens
Cold frame gardens
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