AIA Portland Profile

Profile 2017

A directory of members, including regular, Allied and Associate, of the AIA Portland chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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16 THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS PORTLAND CHAPTER We believe that physical struc tures have a profound impac t on who we are as indi- viduals and as communities, and that students, teachers, communit y leaders and the general public will make bet ter decisions about their surroundings given an awareness and appreciation of architec ture and design. We connec t Oregonians with their designed environments, suppor t Oregon's qualit y of life, and create awareness through education, engagement, philanthropy and inspiration. We work closely with AIA and other organizations around the state. We provide programs and ser vices, including the following, to help Oregonians become more aware of their connec tions to our designed environment: Architec ts in Schools Aided by the volunteer ef for ts of prac ticing architec ts and other design profession- als, this afo program was begun by Marjorie Wintermute more than 30 years ago. It ser ves 3,700 third- through f if th-grade students in the Por tland metro area, and in central Oregon, Salem, Eugene, Medford and Ashland. Volunteer architec ts par tner with classroom teachers to implement six-week residencies, culminating with May and June exhibitions of student work to share with family and friends in par ticipat- ing Oregon communities. Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants afo is honored to par ticipate in awarding an annual $25,000 midcareer fellowship for design professionals from the Van Evera and Janet M. Bailey Fund of The Oregon Communit y Foundation. afo also of fers to Oregon architec ture students the annual $2,000 Senator Mark O. Hat f ield Architec tural Award for design excellence and communit y ser vice. Civic Engagement afo's civic engagement programs are designed to help Oregonians bet ter understand the far-reaching impac t of development decisions in their neighborhoods and their communities. Our experience with the multifaceted exhibition and forum, Crossing The Columbia: What Does it Mean? at Pacif ic Nor thwest College of Ar t demonstrated the power of civic engagement in meeting our mission. afo is in a research and development phase of Citizen Driven Design, a program to stimulate public dialog, to advocate for expansive design thinking, and to help citizens understand and advo- cate for projec ts that reinforce communit y, design, culture, economic development and environmental sensitivit y. Oregon, By Design afo has been privileged to work with Robert Hastings, FAIA, to administer his compre- hensive Oregon, By Design program, connecting with Oregon citizens statewide to cre- ate livable communities inspired by, and responsive to, Oregon's natural beauty. With initial funding from the Van Evera and Janet M. Bailey Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Hastings has done extensive research and is developing a statewide pro- gram of design that promotes economic, environmental and social development. The program will coordinate ef forts with afo's Civic Engagement Committee. Public Events and Ac tivities Dine & Design — Guests are cordially invited to join friends and colleagues for social gatherings in interesting architec tural locations. Architec ts' homes and studios and client locations turn into private dining establishments with many events from which to choose throughout the year. Visit the afo website for a complete listing. Honored Citizen Dinner — Each fall, afo honors an individual or organization for outstanding contributions to Oregon's designed environment. Past recipients include Leroy Setziol; Barbara Feely, FAIA; Pietro Belluschi, FAIA; Sen. Mark O. Hat f ield; Jean Vollum; Rober t Frasca, FAIA; Mike Houck; Bob Gerding; Rep. Earl Blumenauer; John D. Gray; Dave Frohnmayer; Cycle Oregon; The Oregon Communit y Foundation; Phil and Penny Knight; Benson Industries Ar t Johnson; and Arlene and Jordan Schnitzer. PLACENOTES Por tland — A unique "travel guide," PLACENOTES Portland helps cities tell their stor y to a national audience. A treasure box of cards, each with its own delight ful stor y, photograph and essential visitor information, is packaged to famil- iarize Por tlanders and visitors alike with the places that make our communit y special. afo par tnered with the Charles Moore Foundation in creating the Por tland edition, available on the afo website. Join Us We welcome your membership in the architec ture foundation of oregon and invite you to join us in our ac tivities and programs, connec ting Oregonians with our designed environments. afo members are invited to quar terly special events and enjoy additional benef its detailed on our website. Call us at 503-542-3824, or visit us online at w w Architecture Foundation of Oregon connecting Oregonians with our design environments

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