Mears Design Group

A combination of planning, originality and attention to detail enables
Mears Design Group to create plans that are creative, attractive, yet pragmatic.

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"Mears Design Group provided a well thought out design with attention to detail, and our goals. We are so pleased and proud of the outcome, we are really enjoying our outdoor living area."

Mears Design Group is a certified Emerging Small Business, an EPA Water-Sense Partner and is a Certified Irrigation Designer.


Mears Design Group (MDG) is a Landscape Architecture and Irrigation Design & Consulting firm which provides professional design services for a variety of clients, both public and private. Project types include skateparks, parks and recreation projects, open spaces, golf courses, residential, commercial and industrial.

Our goal is to provide an environmentally sound and sustainable landscape that is aesthetically inviting, meaningful, and practical for the end user. We achieve this by working closely with clients, and knowing the end user requirements. Every site is different, which makes every project a new and exciting challenge. We believe that your environment plays a role in how you live, work and play. Well-designed surroundings can stimulate your senses and provide a sense of well-being. Through a combination of planning, originality and attention to detail, Mears Design Group has built an outstanding reputation for designing engaging, attractive and well-received landscape architecture throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Established in 2006, Mears Design Group is located in Tigard, Oregon. Mears Design Group provides a comprehensive scope of Irrigation Design & Consulting services ranging from preliminary design and working drawings to construction documents, on-site inspections/observation and irrigation auditing, all with a basis in energy efficiency and resource conservation. Through the use of the latest technology MDG provides presentation-quality graphics and detailed drawings. MDG has designed and consulted multiple sites employing irrigation central control systems that are specifically designed for water conservation.


Troy Mears


  • RLA, Oregon
  • RLA, Washington
  • RLA, Idaho
  • RLA, California
  • RLA, Arizona
  • CLARB Certified
  • Certified Irrigation Designer
  • EPA WaterSense Partner


  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1997; North Dakota State University
  • B.S. Environmental Design, 1996; North Dakota State University


  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
  • Irrigation Association (IA)
  • City of Tigard Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB)

Founder Troy A. Mears is a Senior Landscape Architect with more than 15 years of diverse experience in design and project management, including landscape design, irrigation design, hardscape design, city center restoration, site master planning, and open space design. His work on projects throughout the United States and Korea have gained him expertise in areas of commercial, industrial, institutional, residential, golf course, parks and recreation, and public works projects.

Troy has a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from North Dakota State University. He is a registered Landscape Architect in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California, and Montana; is nationally CLARB certified; is an EPA WaterSense Partner, and is a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID). Troy is active in the following Memberships & Affiliations: American Society of Landscape Architects, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Irrigation Association, and Associated Builders and contractors.

Troy is an active member in the city of Tigard community, currently serving as Chairperson on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He also re-designed the landscape around the grounds of St. Anthony School and Church along Highway 99W in Tigard during the Spring of 2009.


The essence of Mears Design Group's philosophy is striving to be equally responsive to aesthetics and land stewardship, while creating environments that are unique and sustainable. A combination of planning, originality and attention to detail enables us to create plans that are creative, attractive, yet pragmatic.


Practical Application. When you work with Mears Design Group you benefit from our knowledge of how design is implemented into construction and appreciated by the users. We understand the necessary design criteria required to create the space in which is called upon us. Troy Mears has worked multiple years of construction and understands what is involved in implementing design plans.

Integrity. We believe that integrity is fundamental in everything we do. For us, integrity includes being honest, trustworthy, and dependable. It's the cornerstone of how we do business, and we won't do business without it.

Service. Each project has a different time schedule with a different set of goals. One of the unique perks of working with a company like Mears Design Group is that we adjust to meet your time schedule and unique goals. Our flexibility ensures that your project runs as smoothly as possible from start to finish.

Team Players. Mears Design Group commits to a smooth coordination with clients, other design professionals and contractors. We provide an interactive planning process for creative solutions and enthusiasm for each project.

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