hello, i'm dave elkin - owner of juncus studio

Juncus Studio is an emerging small business and landscape architecture practice based in Portland, Oregon.  The passion and focus of my career is the protection and healing of our urban watersheds through embedding natural systems within local communities.  This passion has provided me the opportunity to plan, scope, budget, design, and manage construction for a wide range of project types.

My search for knowledge has provided me with a very unique career balanced with years of public sector service, private sector experience, and as an adjunct professor at a major university.  I have had the opportunity to be both the “client” and “consultant” during my years of service.  This balance of experience provides me with the ability to understand how projects fit into the bigger picture of department goals, budgets, public need, and policy – and the ability to deliver a detailed set of deliverables on-time and on-budget.

I am comfortable providing you whatever product you might need – presentations, scopes of work, construction drawings, project management, design guidelines, renderings – in order to help you get your project done.

Drop me a note - dave@juncusstudio.com

Or give me a call - 503.415.0760

More about me…                      

Over my career, I’ve been drawn to projects that heal our urban watersheds.  It’s likely due to my childhood spent along the banks of the American River near Sacramento, California.  I grew up skimboarding, swimming with lamprey, and investigating salmon carcasses strewn along the riverbanks.  I learned how to nimbly dance my bmx bike across the cobble tailings left by mining dredges.  A childhood spent surrounded by the river landscape left a permanent impression on me. 

Sidenote - I also love legos. 

As it turns out, my direction in life was formed at an early age - Landscape architect

Eventually I felt the pull of the Pacific Northwest and have since resided here for over two decades.  I stay busy helping raise a family, coaching sports, making sawdust, enjoying the wildness of Oregon.