AIA Southwestern Oregon's Thursdays at Three
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The CSI Conference IS the AIA-SWO Chapter meeting this month.
CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE (click on topic for shortcut)
- CSI C3 2016 Conference
- Dick Williams Update
- BBT College Scholarship
- New Webinar Series
- Mentorship Opportunities
- SWO Volunteer Sign-up
- AIA Convention 2016
- Oregon Design Conf
- Job Postings
W 2.24  /// UO Lecture Series: Yasmin Vobis & Aaron Forrest
W 2.24  /// Cascadia Presentation: Stellar Apartments Energy Study
R 2.25   /// CSI C3 2016 Conference

Each year we encourage participation at the CSI C3 Conference by promoting it in place of our regular Chapter meeting for the month.  Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for the CSI Willamette Valley Chapter’s 2016 C3 Conference, February 25th at the Eugene Hilton.

C3: Construction, Communication, Collaboration 

     Seminars (free CEUs).............1:00 5:00pm   

     Exhibitors (free).......................1:00 – 6:30pm

     Economic Forecast (RSVP)....6:30 – 8:30pm

Click HERE for the C3 2016 Brochure.

RSVP is required for the ECONOMIC FORECAST  



Below is a message from Pat Williams (Dick Williams' wife) regarding Dick's medical condition.  As many of you know, Dick is a retired WEGroup partner, and he worked there for many years.

As some of you know, and many may not, Dick had a major hemorrhagic stroke (a brain bleed) on Jan 29th. He was in ICU for 5 days, on the Neurology floor for a week, and now is in the Oregon Rehab Center at Sacred Heart University hospital. He will be moving into a residential rehabilitation home this next week for 24/7 care for the next part of his healing journey. His dementia was mild before the stroke but now the brain damage from the brain bleed has exacerbated it. While his physical abilities (speech, walking, stairs, eating, socializing, and strength) have not been seriously affected, his cognitive abilities are now more impaired.


BBT Accepting Scholarship Applications

BBT Architects is now accepting applications for their annual scholarship recognizing the achievements of one Central Oregon high school student.

The $1,000 college scholarship, available to a high school senior, was created to encourage the creative spirit of those looking to pursue a career in a design profession (Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture or Graphic Design).

The deadline for completed applications is Friday, April 15, 2016.   For more information or to request a packet, please email Garland Days, Marketing Manager at

Green Building Research Institute
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30 Hour Series
GBRI’s newest series aims to educate and inspire innovation in all areas of sustainable design and building. The courses in this series will be released throughout 2016 in a live webinar format or you can choose to view the courses later on demand! Under the new LEED v4 rating system, explore topics such as Healthcare, Biomimicy, Commissioning, Ecotourism, Supply Chain management, the new WELL Building Standard and more!
This series consists of 30 GBCI approved CE Hours & 28 AIA Approved HSW LUs including 6 LEED Specific BD+C, ID+C & O+M CE hours.
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The AIA-SWO Fellows are interested in supporting our emerging members through an informal monitorship program (modeled after the Texas Society of Architects' successful Fellows Connect program).  This may result in one-on-one lunches or dinners, happy hour get-togethers, or even site visits.  If you are interested in participating as either a mentor or mentee, please email Andrew Scheidt ( and indicate your area of interests and/or expertise to help us better match colleagues.


The University of Oregon Chapter of the AIAS student group is interested in collaborating with AIA-SWO to pair emerging professionals with students in an informal mentoring program.  This is intended to be loosely structured, to promote a setting that facilitates casual discourse focused on the transition from school to the professional world.  If you are interested in participating as a peer-mentor, please email a sentence or two about yourself to AIAS President James Chrisman ( with a sentence or two about yourself.

With Nora Cronin and Alison Kwok

Wednesday, February 24th
4:30 PM-6 PM 
Cost: FREE
Location: Barn Light East
545 East 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401 

Please join us for an educational presentation detailing the results a 2 year energy study of the Stellar Apartments, a 54-unit, multi-family housing project located in Eugene, OR that provides affordable housing for low income families and military veterans.

At 4:30 PM, directly prior to the presentation there will be a brief opportunity to network and enjoy light complimentary appetizers, with beverages available for purchase. The presentation will take place from 5-6 PM.  Seating is limited, so please RSVP


Volunteer Sign-up is still open!  Positions are first-come/first-serve, so sign up now to get your top choice!

As we have mentioned in previous announcements, the Volunteer Dues Discount has been replaced by a new Volunteer Incentive program. To appease AIA-National, we have simplified the renewal process and eliminated the dues reduction for volunteering.  For 2016, volunteers will receive 3 vouchers for regular chapter programs that they can use for themselves or for guests. (This represents up to a $75 value for 3 non-member tickets). It is our hope that this revised program will continue to reward volunteers, alleviate the logistical and financial burden of our current system, and encourage attendance at chapter programs. 

To choose your volunteer role, click on the button below to jump to the online sign-up form through Volunteer Spot.  The website will ask for your email address to get started, but you don’t have to create a profile or provide any additional information other than your name.

We have a lot of big goals and exciting events planned for 2016, so sign up today and let’s get the ball rolling!

Sign Up!

This year's Oregon Design Conference will be May 5-7 at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort at Gleneden Beach, Oregon. Registration opens mid-February. 

Don't wait to book your reservations! Call Salishan at 1-800-452-2300.  Mention AIA to receive these special rates:

Traditional: $157
Deluxe: $177
Premier: $197


Registration is now open for AIA Convention 2016, the architecture and design event of the year. This year's convention runs May 19-21 in Philadelphia.

There are more than 500 career-changing workshops, seminars, tours, and events led by visionaries, industry leaders, grassroots champions, and rising stars. A dynamic expo floor turned into a temporary built environment with hundreds of exhibitors, first looks, and surprises. 

  • Early bird rates through March 23
  • FREE registration for new AIA members
  • Young professionals save an additional 30%
  • Students get in for $25
Register Here
Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest
Wednesday, February 24
5:30pm, UO Lawrence 278

The next presentation in the Winter UO Lecture Series is February 24th, featuring Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest of the architecture studio Ultramoderne in Providence, Rhode Island.  They will share four recent projects that explore a rethinking of systems of material, structure, and space into alternative frameworks for everyday life. For more detains about the presenters, click HERE.  

Bergsund DeLaney Architecture and Planning P.C. seeking Architectural Intern

Preference given to IDP participants working towards licensure

Click HERE for requirements and submission instructions.

We are a small, specialized, full service architectural firm based in Eugene, Oregon. Our practice specializes in affordable multi‐family housing, but also includes commercial, office and industrial projects as well. We have a long list of loyal clients, and we are proud of our reputation across the state for design excellence in affordable housing as well as exemplary client service. Our goal on every project is to serve our clients in all ways possible to ensure the success of their project. We are seeking candidates who are as committed to that high level of service as we are.

Nir Pearlson Architect is Hiring

We are seeking an architect or architectural designer with 3+ years of professional experience to join our studio. We expect our new team member to:
  • Be a creative designer, with an understanding of how buildings are made
  • Enjoy working collaboratively, learning, and teaching
  • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Be proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, and other digital tools
We offer competitive pay and benefits and a great team of friendly, creative colleagues.

Our firm is rooted in design excellence, community-building, and the protection of our natural resources. For additional firm information, visit

Please send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to

Malhum Architects, Inc. Seeking Candidates
We are currently hiring for the following positions.

Project Architect | Project Manager for our Seattle and Portland offices. 

Project Designer for our Portland office.

Successful candidates will have a minimum of 8 years professional experience and possess:

  • unique skills which demonstrate interests and passions
  • excellent communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively
  • an ability to think creatively and solve complex problems

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a dynamic work environment with opportunities for growth, and the ability to contribute significantly to the work we create.
Please submit materials for review on the Careers page under the Firm Menu on our website at

BBT Architects Now Hiring for Three Positions

BBT Architects currently has three job openings. Click on the links below for job description and application process.

Job Captain

Project Architect/Project Manager

Intern Architect

WHAT WE OFFER:  Our culture is team oriented and collaborative. We value hardworking people who are fun to work with and who have a positive impact on those around them. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefit package includes health and dental insurance, optional cafeteria plan, retirement plan with company contributions, and flexible summer hours Memorial Day through Labor Day. To learn more about BBT, please visit us at

Issue: February 18, 2016


Stan Honn, AIA

Jenna Fribley, AIA
Past President/Secretary

Katie Hall, AIA

Patrick Hannah, AIA

Scott Clarke, AIA

Mark Donofrio, AIA

Seth Anderson, AIA

Kristina Lang, Assoc. AIA
Associate Director

Kathy Wendland
Administrative Assistant
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