In his extensive career in both the private and public sectors, Mike Abbaté has had the honor of being the landscape architect on some of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic landscapes: Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Rainer National Park, Tanner Springs Park and other projects in Portland's Pearl District, the Oregon Zoo, Oregon State Parks and others.
In his many years as the Director of Portland Parks & Recreation, Mike oversaw the planning, design, construction and maintenance of over 200 parks and natural areas, and over $75 million of new construction. He is also one of the two founding principals of one of the region's most notable landscape architecture firms, GreenWorks. Mike has received many awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects for his work.
Now, Mike Abbaté has returned to his vocational first love: planning and designing beautiful outdoor environments and facilities for people that are good for the environment as well.
Mike is a member of the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architecture, an honor bestowed to less than 5% of all practicing landscape architects. The author of Gardening Eden (published by Random House), he is driven by an ethos of our spiritual responsibility for ecological stewardship.
Mike is a Registered Landscape Architect (OR #223, WA #674) and is certified by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB #1488). He has also been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2003. He is also a Licensed Landscape Construction Professional in Oregon.