AIA Southwestern Oregon's Thursdays at Three
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Nov. 15 | designBridge Bike Tour This Saturday

designBridge is having a bike tour this Saturday! We will visit eight projects designed and built by dB in collaboration with local organizations and hear insights from those who made them happen!

We will also have a contest with prizes for the best photos of the projects, so don't forget your cameras! Everyone is welcome!

We will meet at 10am in front of the Ford Alumni Center. For more information, see the attached flier, follow us on facebook, or send us an e-mail!

November 18 | Energy Trust Lunch

Energy Trust New Buildings is coming back to Eugene. We’ll provide updates on the latest changes for gas incentives as a result of the new code, discuss our upcoming incentives for high performance buildings (hot off the press!), and share some updated local case studies.
Lane Community College, Downtown Campus, 4th floor
101 W. 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, November 18 from 12‐1pm (lunch provided)
Elin Shepard, Outreach Manager with Energy Trust New Buildings

R.S.V.P. Elin Shepard, 503.314.9021 or
Continuing education credits are available for folks who can self‐certify. This event is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Space is limited.

November 20 | Maya Lin at UO

Acclaimed artist, architect and designer, Maya Lin, will give the Oregon Humanities Center's 2014-15 O'Fallon Memorial Lecture in Art and American Culture on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the EMU Ballroom.  

Maya Lin's acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials. She virtually redefined the idea of monument with her very first work, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and since then has gone on to pursue a remarkable career in both art and architecture, while still being committed to the exploration of time, memory, history and language. 

Lin's lecture is free and open to the public.  It is part of the OHC's year-long theme series called "connection."

For more information go to or contact or call 541.346.3934.

December 9 | Creatives at the Museum

"Creatives at the Museum: Design | Business | Art | Fun” is a fun, informal holiday event to celebrate creativity and business.

For many in the Eugene-Springfield area, creativity is both a professional interest and a personal passion, enriching their lives and the community. Join with other creatives to mingle, have fun, and explore the museum, on Tuesday, December 9, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene. Register at Tickets are $20 per person.

Admission includes private viewing of the art galleries, a docent-led museum tour, a printmaking workshop inspired by the surreal and whimsical work of artist Ryo Toyonaga (seating limited to 34), a party in the Papé Reception Hall where you can mingle and have fun with other creatives, and enjoy appetizers and a no-host bar, and a raffle drawing to win one annual subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud ($600 value) and other prizes.

This event is hosted by a variety of business, design, and arts organizations, including the Eugene InDesign User Group (EUGIDUG), Pacific Printing Industries Assn. (PPI), Emerald Marketing Association (EMA), American Institute of Architects, Southwestern Oregon (AIA SWO), Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene (ABAE), Random Lengths Publications, Inc., and QSL Print Communications, Inc.
For more information, contact Nancy West, chapter president, Eugene InDesign User Group (EUGIDUG),

Dec. 13 | 2014 Eugene Gingerbread Competition

The third annual Eugene Gingerbread Competition is quickly approaching! This year's event will take place on December 13th at The 5th Street Market. We welcome firms, individuals, and families to enter a gingerbread creation and share your talents with the community!

So start drawing your plans, heat up your ovens, and register your entry today:

Request for Letters of Interest and Qualifications

The City of Veneta, Oregon requests letters of interest and statements of qualifications from architectural firms. The City is seeking commercial façade design and plan review and the development of urban design concepts for proposed developments consistent with adopted Downtown Master Plan. The City is also interested in architectural services for small municipal building renovation projects.
For background information, services requested, and requirements to submit a Letter of Interest/Statement of Qualifications, please contact Kay Bork, Community Development Director. Letters of Interest and Statements of Qualifications will be received by the City until 2:00 P.M., on January 9, 2015 by email at
The City reserves the right to reject any and all letters of interest or any portions thereof, or select the letters which in its opinion, are in the best interest of the City.

Peter Meijer Architect, PC  – Project Architect Opening

Peter Meijer Architect, PC, is currently seeking a Project Architect/Job Captain with 6+ years of technical architectural experience, with a strong commercial, civic, and educational project background to join our Portland office.

PMA is an architectural firm specializing in building envelope sciences, planning, and design for historic and existing properties. Qualified and interested candidates please submit a resume and cover letter of interest to along with a portfolio of projects. Limit to 10mb, no zip files. No phone calls.


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