Menil Collection, Houston; architect Renzo Piano
Who we are...
Our office of nine staff are all architects and architecture interns, from a variety of education and experience backgrounds, prior office experience, and project and client types. We each provide personal and engaged involvement directly with your design teams on a regular basis throughout the design and documentation phases. We strive to build confidence through experience in our intern staff, with all staff participating in the specifications process at each level of development.
"The construction process begins with bidders who may not be aware of your vision; they gain insight and understand your design intent only through the quality of the project's documentation. Clear and precise communication is the means to ensure your design intent is known, understood and executed to completion."
Detailing the interconnections between surfaces, components and materials is the essence of good design thinking: (top banner) Houston, (above from top) Montevideo, Rome, Helsingborg, Miami, Tacoma, Berlin, Montevideo.
Michael is a licensed architect in Oregon and Florida, with 26 years of professional experience working in architecture practices on both the east and west coasts. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a Certified Documents Technologist with the Construction Specifications Institute, and a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. Michael was an invited participant at the AIA Young Architects Forum's Practice Innovation Lab in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2017, working in a group of 60 emerging professionals, architecture leaders and entrepreneurs to envision the design practice of tomorrow. [website]
(Started the firm November 2014)
David is an experienced project architect, architectural detailer, and construction administrator, with 12 years working in architecture practices. He worked for several years drafting, detailing, documenting and providing construction administration at Yost Grube Hall Architecture, including working with Michael as a specifications coordinator there. David came to onboard following design, detailing and construction administration roles at TVA Architects. David is a licensed architect in Oregon.
(Joined the firm March 2016)
Dennet is a senior specifier who joined our firm to provide his career-long experience with specification writing, mainly focusing on our multi-office clients, multi-phased projects, and mutli-project contracts. Previously, Dennet practiced architecture at Jacobs (previously CH2M) and SRG Partnership. Dennet is a licensed architect in Oregon.
(Joined the firm September 2016)
David is a senior specifier who will join our firm on April 1st. He will provide his career-long experience with specification writing to incorporate our past project information, products and systems into our baseline specifications database. He has practiced architecture at many local architecture and A/E firms. David is a licensed architect in Oregon.
(Joined the firm April 2020)
Adam is an architect intern and a Bachelor of Arts graduate from the Portland State University School of Architecture. He provides documentation and editing support for our specifications work as well as supporting our administrative needs, providing project and educational scheduling and logistic support.
(Joined the firm August 2017)
Yanet is a Bachelor of Arts student at Portland State University's School of Architecture. She will be working full-time in our office through the summer, and then part-time during the school year fall, providing documentation and editing support for our specifications work.
(Joined the firm February 2020)
Caitlin is a Master of Architecture student at the University of Oregon's Portland Program who will join our firm in early April. She will be working part-time during the school year this spring, and then full-time in our office through the summer, providing documentation and editing support for our specifications work.
(Joined the firm April 2020)
Molly is a Master of Architecture graduate from Portland State University's School of Architecture. Following a collaborative school project experience with our office and our client to improve materials transparency in a real-world situation, Molly has been working part-time in our office researching and incorporating materials transparency into our baseline specifications, improving our capabilities to incorporate Declare, HPD, EPD and Red List requirements into our specifications.
(Seasonal, since December 2018)
Karen is excited to be working at an architectural firm after many years of professional experience with the federal government and in the nonprofit sector. With degrees in administration and finance, her expertise is helping organizations run smoothly and effectively.
(Joined the firm June 2019)
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