Chase Gonty

ASLA

Landscape Architect

Chase joined Cameron McCarthy in 2021 as a Landscape Architect and Project Manager. He has worked at a variety of project scales in Oregon and California and brings a diverse project background from intimate high-end residential properties to large tech campuses in the Bay Area. A Project Manager with a keen eye for detail, Chase guides his projects through the use of effective communication and building strong relationships with clients and consultants, while emphasizing high quality design and construction materials.  

Education & Professional Expertise 

Chase earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2016, while also earning a double-minor in Architecture and Architectural History with an emphasis on social and ecological sustainability in design. While at the University of Oregon, Chase’s work was published in various University and local media outlets including work on the Highway 97 Master Plan (Redmond, Oregon; Fall 2015) and Eugene’s Civic Stadium (Winter 2016).  

After graduation, Chase began his professional career at Koch Landscape Architecture in Portland, where he began managing projects just 3 months after graduation. His portfolio at KLA included high-end residential projects, large multifamily housing developments, and several Willamette Valley wineries. At KLA, Chase learned to design high quality yet functional projects and loves digging into the fine grain details of sites. Thanks to his experience at KLA, Chase passed his LARE exams consecutively and earned his license in 2019, just 3 years after graduation.  

Chase spent the past two years in Portland as a Landscape Architect, guiding several campus security and improvement projects for high-profile Tech clients in California’s Silicon Valley. Chase has been a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) since 2016 and served as the ASLA Oregon Chapter Social Media Manager from 2019-2021.   

Personal 

Born and raised Seattle, Chase spent his entire childhood playing nearly every sport, eventually narrowing his focus to baseball. He played outfield for four years and served as team captain in 2014 and 2015 for Oregon’s Club Baseball team, helping the Ducks to their first NCBA National Championship in 2015. Chase spends his time away from the office exploring every corner of the Northwest with his fiancée, spoiling his cat Cece, playing golf, and attending Oregon football and Seattle Mariners games. 

“Since we are part of nature, we empathize deeply with its ways. They serve as models of how things should be.” – Lawrence Halprin