New AIA Eugene Director-Elect

New AIA Eugene Director-Elect

Colin Dean, AIA has been chosen as AIA Eugene's Director-Elect. Colin is an Architect at Rowell Brokaw Architects in Eugene. 

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he graduated from the University of Oregon having received a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree with a second major in political science. He was an intern architect at Callison in Seattle and, following a move to Portland, he received initial licensure while at Myhre Group Architects. Colin later practiced at Ankrom Moisan Architects and most recently at Kistler Small + White Architects in Ashland. As an AIA member since entering the profession, Colin has been actively involved with AIA Seattle, AIA Portland, and AIA Southern Oregon.

His leadership experience within the organization includes serving as President-Elect of the (former) AIA Southern Oregon chapter and later as a board member of the AIA Southern Oregon section. Colin is excited to join the AIA Eugene leadership in advocating for our profession by engaging in policy-making, promoting community building, and elevating member services.  

2019 Construction Craft Awards Recap

Over 120 chapter members, students, guests, members of the construction industry and our 18 2019 Construction Craft Award Nominees gathered at the Ford Alumni Center last night to celebrate craftsmanship and the work the building industry does for our projects and our clients.

Those attending were treated to a thoughtful presentation on the detail of craft from the perspective of designer and architect Justin Allen of Berlin, Germany, and Stott visiting professor this term in the UO Interior Architecture program. Justin shared his story of the evolution of his work experience, with a spotlight on the detail of  construction craft at its finest and a call for gender equity in all aspects of construction.

The 2019 Craftsmanship Award winners were selected by a jury that included chapter members, past award winners, our speaker and a UO interior architecture faculty. This year the following individuals join the list of over 190 other craftspersons who have been previously honored since the chapter first started this awards program in 1953: 

  • Steve Baker, Sheet Metal Worker, Smith Sheet Metal

  • Gordon Rea, Construction Superintendent, McKenzie Commercial Contractors, Inc.

  • Erica Ann Bush, Natural Plasterer, Day One Design, LLC

  • Robin Olofson, Cabinet Maker, Yankee Built

  • Charlotte Curtis, Commercial Plans Examiner, City of Eugene

  • Jon McCoy, Construction Superintendent, Chambers Construction

Special thanks to all those that helped plan and put on this event, the UO School of Architecture and Environment as presenting partners, and especially to the sponsors of the nominees. In his closing remarks of the evening emcee Stan Honn, AIA, and former chapter  President, noted that this event should be repeated again in about 2022, and it was not too early to start to identify the crafts men and women that we work with on our projects who deserve to be recognized with this prestigious award.

Go HERE to see the full list of Nominees.