News

Katie Hall, PIVOT’s Newest Principal!

PIVOT Architecture is thrilled to announce that Katie Hall, AIA, NCIDQ, is our newest principal! Woo hoo!

Katie joined the firm 12 years ago and quickly made a positive impact. A licensed architect and certified interior designer, Katie has a strong design sense and communicates well through clear, concise drawings and graphics. She specializes in creating branded environments and express the values and characteristics of her projects.

“Katie connects well with people,” Principal Kari Turner said. “Her positive energy and sense of humor add to her creative side which makes for engaging projects.”

She has been instrumental in various types of projects including Campbell Community Center, Coconut Bliss, LCC Center Building, and many more.

Recently, Katie has been a key leader in PIVOT‘s transit work including projects with King County Metro and Sound Transit in Seattle, Pierce Transit in Pierce County, WA, RVTD in Medford, and others.

“I draw energy from working with people,” said Katie. “Creating spaces that are equitable, well designed, and contribute to the public in a positive manner is what really inspires me.”

Katie joins Kari Turner, Kelley Howell, Toby Barwood, John Stapleton, and Larry Banks as PIVOT’s six principals.

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PIVOT Welcomes Carly Bushman to our Team

PIVOT Architecture is thrilled to welcome Carly Bushman to our staff. She is a registered architect with three years of experience.

Carly is a Clark Honors College graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture and minor in interior architecture from the University of Oregon. She is determined to bike commute year-round and can be found indoor climbing, admiring dogs, or snacking on Sour Patch Kids.

In the short time she’s been at PIVOT, Carly has made immediate contributions to the team, passed her final ARE exam, and become a licensed architect!

Life

SparkLab Career Expo Connections

There was somewhat of a role reversal using the SparkLab space that we designed for Connected Lane County, the important non-profit that links industry to public schools in the area.

Connecting with area middle school students at the middle school Elevate Career Expo and giving them a taste of design  architecture was invigorating. We showed students some of the ins and outs of the design process and had them try their hand at sketching by either drawing the floor plans to their house or using trace to replicate an elevation of an project we’re working on.

Some students knuckled down immediately and started to draw. Others needed a little nudge to get started, but once they did their attention to detail and sketching ability was fun to watch.

Learn more about the SparkLab space from their video highlighting the space.

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2022 PIVOT Fellowship Application Opens

The PIVOT Fellowship is intended as a means of fostering original thought about issues outside the daily routine or obvious future trajectory of the thought process of our firm. PIVOT Architecture will select one applicant partially based on the nature of their project proposal. The term runs from June till September.

Applications are due Friday, March 4, 2022, and should include project proposals, on a unique topic of the candidate’s choosing, along with a cover letter, portfolio, resume, and faculty references.

The Fellowship is open to University of Oregon BARCH, BIARCH, MARCH, and MIARCH students for the summer preceding their final year of study. One student will be selected following an application process that includes review of the candidates’ proposals for a project of their choice to be executed over the summer of the Fellowship.

Information sessions:

Monday, October 25th, 2021, 5:15-6:15, LA206
Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:15-6:15 on Zoom
See https://design.uoregon.edu/events for more information.

For more information, see our Fellowship page.