focuses on the integration of architecture and the garden, at a range of project scales from community and institutional site planning to residential design.
all of the forces acting on a place in order to present a cohesive design vision and a complete understanding of the:
within our office, with other design professionals, the contractors that will realize our designs, and foremost with the client. We leave no voice unheard, or insight ignored.
are expressed through a process of investigation that reveals the underlying nature of the place and the people who will inhabit it - what it asks to be.
is dependent on that investigation. We have no single favorite signature "look." We refuse to impose a limited palette upon a widely varied world.
our oversight ensures a personal attention to each garden, providing continuity of communication and vision throughout.
Justine Lovinger brings a depth of understanding to her projects as a result of over 20 years of practice, teaching, and extensive travel and study of the cultural landscapes and gardens of the world, all of which have contributed to an innate and accessible sense of proportion and timeless beauty. As a third generation Oregonian, she is also deeply rooted in her local community and the unique qualities of the Oregon landscape. Justine is a graduate of the University of Oregon (BLA 1991), and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (MLA 1996). She is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Oregon.
Jackie Robertson fell in love with Oregon in 1975, and has lived and gardened there almost continuously ever since. She was inspired to study Landscape Architecture after beginning to design the landscape for her personal rural and deer plagued paradise, which she now maintains as a demonstration garden for the firm. She earned her degree at the University of Oregon (BLA, 2006), is a registered Landscape Architect in Oregon, and has been practicing with Justine since 2003. Her prior 30-year career was in aviation, culminating in 18 years as a domestic and international pilot for United Airlines. During those travels, she was fortunate to have visited many of the world’s most famous gardens and urban public spaces, bringing home a wealth of understanding of style and scale. The combination of her work and studies has melded invaluable skills in project and resource management with artful design for a creative and practical approach to landscape transformation.
Miranda Hawkes joined Lovinger Robertson as an Associate in 2015. As the daughter of a career Forest Service employee working throughout the Northwest, she grew up with a deep connection to natural environments. Miranda first became interested in design during the five years she spent working seasonally at a nursery and greenhouse. She gained hands-on experience in garden composition, as well as a love and knowledge of plant varieties that is strongly evident in her professional skills and interests. Paired with her love of the outdoors, Miranda’s affinity for structure and engineering led her to earn her undergraduate degree in Architecture (B.Arch 2011), followed by a Masters in Landscape Architecture (MLA 2015) from the University of Oregon. She has a particular passion for designs that exercise both her degrees, in which the built environment and outdoor spaces enrich and support each other.
Arica Duhrkoop-Galas came to Eugene to study landscape architecture at the University of Oregon (MLA, 2005) and quickly found a sense of community here. Arica joined the Lovinger Robertson office in 2018 with 15 years of experience in small firms, bringing project management, cost estimating, and construction documentation skills to the team. She teaches part time for the UO Landscape Architecture department and enjoys the balance of educating and practicing, feeling that both pieces strengthen and inform the other; constantly refreshing knowledge and insights. With her rich understanding of construction methods and her observant and creative mind, she is an effective designer and a nimble problem solver. Her attention to details, materials, and finish bring a polish to the scale and harmony in her designs. Arica encourages sustainability through the use of long-lived materials that are locally sourced and through a consideration of drought resistant plants that still feel like they belong in the Northwest palette.