Architect/Associate

ZGF Architects $50M architecture and planning firm Portland, Oregon March 1985 to March 1995

Sought with others to improve deficient transit, community and urban spaces through solutions that outperformed the commonplace in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and Denver - the outcome of two projects, Portland's MAX Light Rail System (a recipient of the 2002 Presidential Design Award) and Seattle's Northgate Transit Center, becoming the models for others to follow nationally.

Held increasingly substantive roles in a variety of analytical, design, detailing, project management, and organizational disciplines from 20+ complex planning & urban design, building architecture, interior design, urban design and art projects.

Produced positive outcomes through an ear for essentials, a grasp of how to develop good ideas and a fanatical attention to details.

Generated value on complex projects by resolving multidisciplinary team conflicts through design ideas that reconciled the individual interests of architects, engineers, artists, contractors, community leagues, developers and public agencies into a greater, more inclusive and comprehensive whole.

Won buy-in to proposals through rapid prototyping. Carried original visions and inspirations through all phases of the architectural contract process with high fidelity.

Consistently delivered on promises despite support staff shortages by leveraging emerging computer, information and communications technologies to work seamlessly between office and remote locations.

Awards

Presidential Award for Design Excellence

National Endowment for the Arts - Clinton Administration

Westside light rail

2000

Design for Transportation Honor Award

U.S. Department of Transportation

Westside light rail

2000

Indoor/Specialty Concrete Pavement Award

Portland Cement Association

Lincoln High School fence

1996

Recognition of Personal Contribution

Portland TRIMET

Lincoln High School fence

1996

Outstanding Example of Excellence in Concrete Construction

Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association

Northgate Transit Center

1993

Commendation Award

Portland Daily Journal of Commerce

Northgate Transit Center

1992

33rd Annual Awards Citation

Progressive Architecture

Union Station Redevelopment

1986

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Lincoln High School Fence

A wall of painted steel window shapes set atop a thick cast-in-place concrete wall with bronze inlay and glazed tile relief work.

03 July, 1996

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MAX Westside Light Rail

Portland's Westside MAX light rail's precedents in urban transit design, engineering, accessibility and collaboration became a model for other surface rail systems in the United States and other countries.

02 July, 1993

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Mt. Angel Abbey Hilltop Master Plan

Master plan for a monastic community that coalesced goals for growth into specific improvements to campus and building facilities on a landmark Willamette Valley hilltop.

02 July, 1993

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Northgate Transit Center

Bus transit station on First Avenue next to the Northgate Shopping Mall north of Seattle, WA.

02 July, 1992

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College of Idaho

College of Idaho campus plan proposing main entry, circulation, and building improvements.

14 July, 1991

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Holladay Street improvements

Street improvements for rail transit along NE Holladay Street in Portland, OR.

02 July, 1991

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The State Street Project

Renderings related to a surface transit and street improvement joint venture proposal for State Street in downtown Chicago, IL.

14 February, 1991

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Outpatient Cath Procedure

Diagram supporting a hospital addition planning and design phase.

17 December, 1990

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OHSU Parking

Planning and design work for hillside parking structure on the Oregon Health and Sciences University campus in Portland, OR.

14 September, 1990

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Eastside Rose

Copper, stainless steel and precast concrete public art proposal that paid homage to the 'City of Roses' in downtown Portland, OR.

03 July, 1989

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Embarcadero Waterfront Parkway

Urban design study for the Embarcadero roadway from Mission Bay to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA.

02 July, 1989

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Department of Corrections

fast-track design and construction periods for a Department of Corrections building project.

12 January, 1988

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Central Houston Downtown

Sketches from conceptual study of surface improvements for a Central Houston downtown street initiative.

14 August, 1987

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Speer Boulevard

Urban Design proposal for Speer Boulevard in Denver, CO.

14 March, 1987

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OPB Proposal

Concept proposal for new Oregon Public Broadcasting headquarters located on the historic Police Block in downtown Portland, OR.

17 January, 1987

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Auraria Parkway

Concept diagrams for Auraria Parkway street improvements project in Denver, CO.

14 November, 1986

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Mt. Scott Office Park

Site plan for a food service, retail, and commercial office building project on Sunnyside Road at the foot of Mt. Scott in Portland, OR.

08 July, 1986

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Police Headquarters Renovation

Cutaway isometric illustrating interior renovation proposals for the historic Police headquarters building in downtown Portland, OR.

13 January, 1986

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Bellevue CBD Zoning Study

A planning study for Bellevue, WA which illustrated floor area ratio (FAR) policy changes affected the downtown cityscape.

04 October, 1985

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