President, GAYNOR, Inc.
Landscape Architect Certified Landscape Architect No.
355, State of Washington, 27 January 1983; 28 years of experience.
Musician / Classical Pianist
Special Experience & Interests
Ecological Design and Public Art; Ecosystem and Wildlife Habitat Restoration
(including innovative stormwater facilities, streams, wetlands &
other habitats); Transportation Corridors; Community and Student Involvement.
Bachelor of Science, "With Highest Distinction," Landscape
Architecture, Purdue University, 1975.
Undergraduate Study (biology/ecology and music), Hanover College, 1971/73.
GAYNOR, Inc., Seattle, Washington. President & Principal Landscape
Architect. January 1983 to present.
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Richard Haag Associates, Inc., Landscape Architects & Urban Designers,
Seattle, Washington. Project Landscape Architect and Designer for a
variety of public, urban and commercial/housing projects, notably: Victor
Steinbrueck Park, Seattle, Washington. 1980/82.
Richard Carothers Associates, P.S., Landscape Architects & Urban
Planners, Seattle, Washington. Project Landscape Architect &/or Designer for several public and large scale commercial/corporate
projects, notably: Brackenbury Park, Lewiston, Idaho; and Creston-Nelson Substation, Seattle, Washington. 1978/80 & 1982/83.
• Carkeek Cascade, Viewlands Cascade, Natural Drainage
System Program, American Government Award, Harvard University,
Kennedy School of Government, 2004; 2020 Vision Award, Puget Sound Regional
• I-90 Sunset Way Interchange, Gold Award, Complexity,
American Council of Engineering Co. of Washington, 2004
• Growing Vine Street Project, Certificate of
Merit, 1999 Ahwahnee Awards
• 'Reflective Refuge' at Meadowbrook Pond, Artistic
Merit Award, Excellence in Concrete Construction, Special Application
• Jenkin's Creek Daylighting Phase I, Lake Wilderness
Channel Improvements, National First Place Award, Environmental
Protection Agency Outstanding Storm Water Program, 1995; CECW/Daily
Journal of Commerce Project of the Month, March 1995
• North Creek Relocation and Restoration, 140th Ave. NE
Street Improvements, Honor Award, Washington Chapter, American
Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA), 1991
• Wetland Restoration at Meadowbrook Playfield,
Merit Award, WASLA, 1991
• The Right Tree Book, Merit Award,
Exhibits, Publications & Presentations
• Growing Vine Street, Sustainable Connections, Art, Architecture
& Product Design, 11/17/2003 – 1/15/2004.
Exhibit of sustainable and environmental artwork, architecture and product
design by NW artists and designers, sponsored by City of Seattle, King
County & Design Resource Institute.
• Stream and Wetland Design: concepts and experiments.
Gaynor, Peggy. Slide lecture of Gaynor work that explores the potentials
and possibilities for restoration, enhancement, and creation of streams,
wetlands, and shorelines, including public art approaches. Given to
University of Washington classes, community groups, public schools and
• A River Runs Elsewhere, by Kathleen
McCormick; "Landscape Architecture," March 1993. An article
written about 140th Ave NE Stream Relocation.
• Native Grassland Restoration and Creation in Western
Washington. Gaynor, Peggy; Antieau, Clayton. Summer 1990.
“Restoration Management Notes," Vol. 8, No. 1; 34-35.
• The Right Tree Book. Seattle City
Light, 1988. Written and art directed by Peggy Gaynor.
• Some Unusual Small Deciduous Trees.
Gaynor, P./ Antieau, C., July 1990. "PlantSource," Vol. 6,
No. 7; 5-7