Section Director

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Jim Satzinger, AIA

Director, AIA Bend

During his 45 years as Architect and Builder, Jim has served on four AIA Component Boards, and as 2000 AIA Santa Barbara President, 2014 AIA New Mexico President and AIA WMR Representative. He has chaired design review boards, neighborhood association boards and community advisory boards.

Jim’s firm has numerous AIA Design Awards, LEED Gold and Platinum Certifications, water and energy-efficiency citations, and PCBC planning and design awards. Jim will focus on providing Member Services and elevating the importance of Good Design and Sustainable Practices in Central and Eastern Oregon.

Committee Chairs

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Katherine Austin, AIA

Chair, Community Outreach & Relations

Katherine holds a BFA and MFA in painting from Boston University as well as an M.Arch from UCLA. She was licensed in California in 1991 and became an AIA member at the same time. She established her own firm in 1995. Katherine has served on National AIA boards for eight years including the Housing Knowledge Committee and the Board Knowledge Committee as well as Past President of the Redwood Empire Chapter and Representative to the California State Chapter. Katherine has served as a Planning Commissioner and City Council member of Sebastopol California serving one year as Mayor.

Since relocating to Bend Oregon in 2014, Katherine has served on two city boards currently on the City of Bend’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. She believes strongly in public service and looks forward to serving the Architectural community of Central Oregon.

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Sara Bergby, AIA

Chair, Emerging Professionals

Sara graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2007 and has worked on commercial and residential projects in California, Oregon, Washington, and Texas. She joined the AIA and obtained her architect’s license in Oregon in early 2017. Her commercial experience focused primarily on medical, dental, office, and public works projects, and her residential involvement spanned single family, townhomes, and multi-family projects.

Though her experience in the 15+ years that she has been employed in the architecture field involved a mix of those project types, she recently made a shift in her career to focus exclusively on residential design, and is excited to become more directly involved in the Central Oregon architecture community as chair of the Bend Section’s Emerging Professionals Committee.

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Natasha Derkatch,
Associate AIA

Chair, Programs & Education

Natasha holds a B. Arch from the University of Oregon, studies in sustainable urban design and development and form-based codes, and has a background in fine art. She graduated in 2011 and is actively pursuing her professional licensing in the state of Oregon. She has enjoyed the variety of projects her work has afforded her such as, strawbale homes, multi-family homes, custom high-end homes, tasting rooms at vineyards, commercial buildings and 12K schools.

Natasha considers her civic role in her community a vital part of her drive to help create better communities for current and future generations. A few of her civic involvements have been; serving on the community board the Bend Multi-modal district, petitioned state of Oregon senates for childcare need of university students and built homes with Habitat for Humanity. Currently, she resides in Central Oregon and works for BLRB Architects.

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Chris Moore, AIA

Co-Chair, Sponsor & Allied Member

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Andrea Arndt,
Associate AIA

Co-Chair, Sponsor and Allied Member

Andrea graduated from Lake Washington Technical Institute with an AA degree and Washington State University with an Engineering Degree-Architecture Emphasis. She has over 20 years of experience in Architecture and is actively pursuing her professional licensing in the state of Washington. She has worked on an array of projects from Multi-family housing, to box factory stores and large scale, mixed use buildings.

Her civic involvement as Treasurer for a non-profit group in education and involvement in the Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse, demonstrates her leadership abilities. Currently, she resides in Central Oregon and works for BLRB Architects.