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Below: The Grassroots 2017 Leadership Conference will be held in Washington, DC on March 8-10, 2017. Scholarships are available for AIA Associates and New AIA Members.  Photo : Getty Images
CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE (click on topic for shortcut)
- Grassroots Scholarships
- LCC Free Building Tour

- Eugene UGB Sessions
- DesignSpring Beer:30
- Spotlight
- CSI Event TONIGHT!!!
- Block Kids Competition
- eBuild Training
- AIA Conference 2017

- Job Postings
R  1.26   ///  CSI - WVC Projects in the Pipeline 2017
M  1.30  ///  Deadline for Grassroots Scholarship Entries
S  2.04   ///  NAWIC Eugene - Block Kids Competition
W 2.08   ///  Free Tour of Center Building at LCC
W 2.15   ///  February Chapter Meeting
W 2.15   ///  Early Bird Deadline, AIA 2017 Conference
T  2.28   ///  CoLA Meeting @ the Octagon
T  3.14   ///  March Luncheon Learn
Still Available! Deadline Soon!

Are you interested in learning more about Advocacy and the AIA?  Are you an AIA Associate Member or an AIA member licensed less than 10 years?

The American Institute of Architects Northwest + Pacific Region (AIA NWPR) is offering scholarships to cover airfare and registration expenses to attend the AIA Grassroots 2017 Leadership Conference. The conference will be held in Washington, DC on March 8-10, 2017. 

This is an excellent opportunity to observe first-hand how the AIA works for the benefit of architects through leadership training and federal legislation advocacy. This is also an opportunity to learn about critical issues facing the profession and how you can participate in addressing these issues. Past participants have returned from this conference energized and empowered to take leadership positions at the local, state and regional levels, and contribute their energy and enthusiasm to improve the profession.
For more info, including scholarship requirements and covered costs, go HERE.  Notification will be provided the first week of February, 2017.   

Submissions must be received in PDF format no later than Monday, January 30, 2017. Send submissions in PDF format to AIA NWPR Executive Director Saundra Stevens at Questions? Call Saundra at 503-319-2292.
BEER:30 ±  NDSN (Non-digital social networking)

DesignSpring (the AIA-SWO emerging professionals committee) is continuing the bi-monthly routine (on the 1st Weds of every other month) for the BEER:30± gatherings of emerging professionals.  The group is comprised of emerging professionals who are either in the process of becoming professionally licensed or have recently done so. It welcomes members of all design disciplines; including architects, landscape architects, engineers, and interior designers. 

Please join us for our next BEER:30 ± on Wednesday February 8th, location TBD (see next week's newsletter).  The gathering will start at 5:30 pm and continue until at least 6:30 pm.  Regular Beer 30 ±’s will be occurring every other month on the first Wednesday of each month. 

There is no cost to attend.  Drinks are available for purchase from the venue and food is available for purchase by which ever local food truck is parked outside that day.  The event is open to chapter members and non-members, and families of all the above.  For questions or more information, please contact Andrew Scheidt at

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
4:30 PM -  5:30 PM 
Tour attendees meet at the entrance of the Center Building

Cost: FREE
Please RSVP 
HERE, Tour Space is limited.

Join Cascadia Green Building Council; Eugene Collaborative for a FREE tour on Wednesday, February 8th, of the newly remodeled Center for Learning and Student Success in the heart of the Lane Community College (LCC) campus.  

Sign up for this FREE walking tour of this newly completed building led by Mike Sims, Sustainability Division Coordinator of the Institute for Sustainable Practices at Lane Community College.

Read more HERE.


The City of Eugene has begun the formal adoption process for Eugene’s own Urban Growth Boundary (UGB).

Planning Division staff will host a series of community information sessions throughout the city on the proposed UGB, the package of documents required to adopt the UGB, and how people can provide comments.  Each session will include a short presentation and an opportunity to ask questions and speak to staff. All of the meetings will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:30. Learn more HERE.

Sessions will be held: 

Jan 26th, Sheldon High School Library
(2455 Willakenzie Road)

Jan 31st, North Eugene High School Library
(200 Silver Lane)

Feb 2nd, Churchill High School Library 
(1850 Bailey Hill Road)

Feb 7th, Downtown Eugene Public Library
(Bascom Room, 100 W. 10th Avenue)

Feb 9th, Willamette High School Library
(1801 Echo Hollow Road)


Willamette Valley Chapter of CSI will bring together several agencies at this Month's meeting that will update us regarding their projects for the upcoming year.

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • 5:15 – 6:15     Social Hour
  • 6:15 – 7:00     Dinner
  • 7:00 – 8:30     Program

Where:  Downtown Athletic Club

Cost: $30 (Limited seating) pay at the door

See the FLYER for more details.


Does your firm have a new hire, recent licensee, or other achievement that we should recognize in this section?  Send a sentence or two and a headshot to

National Association of Women in Construction
February 4th, Emerald Road Park

The Block Kids Competition encourages and promotes construction to students in grades 1st through 6th. The contest is held on the local, regional and then national level. Students are provided with identical kits of material and given 45 minutes to build something pertaining to construction using their imagination. They are judged on the construction of their project and their verbal explanation of their project. See the FLYER for more info.

Volunteers Needed:  Set up:  11:30 am, set up of table and chairs  Event Helpers:  Be there by 12:15 pm  Judges:  Be there by 1:30 pm 
Contact Nancy Ograin if you can help out.


Effective March 1, 2017, commercial and multi-family building permit submittals will be required to be submitted through eBuild, the City of Eugene’s electronic plan review application.

While most commercial projects are already using eBuild, there will be opportunities for new users to learn about the program and have their questions answered. No pre-registration is required for the training.

Thursday, January 26th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Thursday, February 16th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Thursday, March 16th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Sloat Room, Atrium Building, 99 W 10th Avenue

April 27-29, Orlando, Florida

Free Registration for New AIA Members! 

Early Bird Rates Through February 15
Young Professionals receive an additional 30% off
Student Registration is only $25

PIVOT Architecture looking to fill two positions:

Design Professional

Interior Designer

Click on the above links to learn more about required qualifications and duties of each position.

At PIVOT Architecture we work in an open and transparent way in teams that are formed for each project. We actively listen to each other and our clients, and produce places that are responsive to programmatic requirements, context, and budget. We recognize our responsibility to manage resources thoughtfully, and understand that the decisions we make affect the health of our communities and environment. We seek people who understand that implementing these values requires thought, care, and creativity.
Please digitally submit cover letter, resume, and portfolio to:, and visit us at

Issue: January 26, 2017


Katie Hall, AIA

Stan Honn, AIA
Past President

Frank Visconti, AIA

Shannon Sardell, Assoc. AIA

Rex Prater, AIA

Jenna Fribley, AIA

Mark Donofrio, AIA

Kathy Austin, AIA
Extra-Metro Director

Carolina Trabuco, Assoc. AIA
Associate Director

Kathy Wendland
Administrative Assistant
Patrick Hannah, AIA

Jenna Fribley, AIA

Paul Dustrud, AIA
At Large

Kathy Wendland
Administrative Assistant
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