Josette Katcha, a member of Hennebery Eddy’s Historic Resources Group, will be a guest lecturer during the Session 2: Materials Intensive week of the University of Oregon’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School, located this year at Fenn Ranger Station in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Idaho. She will share the findings of Hennebery Eddy’s recent assessment of 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) structures in Washington State Parks. Her technical lecture will focus on CCC/Works Progress Administration materials, conditions, and treatment recommendations. Josette will speak the evening of Monday, August 21.
Design intern Peter Harrison joined Hennebery Eddy Architects this summer from Utah State University, where he is earning a Bachelors of Interior Design. Passionate about sustainable design, he plans to relocate to Portland, Ore., after graduation. Below, he shares his path to studying interior design and highlights from his internship.
I’ve grown up with a strong passion for design and sustainability, which led me to explore the field of architecture and design. During high school, I took an internship course where I shadowed architects, marketers, landscape architects, and interior designers at MHTN Architects in Salt Lake City, Utah. This experience confirmed my desire to pursue a design degree and attend the highly acclaimed interior design program at Utah State University.
At Utah State, I have gained a wide variety of skills, both design and technical. My coursework has included commercial and residential design, materials, Revit and AutoCAD, architectural systems and code knowledge, sustainable design, as well as a strong emphasis on the fundamental principles and elements of design. I expanded my understanding of sustainable design by participating in the Utah State student chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. One of the requirements for my program is that I gain professional field experience by completing an internship between my junior and senior year. Since I care deeply about sustainable design, I applied for internships in Portland, Oregon, a natural choice for this market sector. I knew I wanted to be at a mid-sized commercial architectural firm where I could see myself working after graduating.
It’s officially summer and recreational activities are in full swing, which means trips to the coast and a high probability of overly competitive mini golf.
At Hennebery Eddy, we’re all-in. Especially on the mini golf. Not just because it’s fun and hilarious —it also gives our staff the chance to put our design skills to the test with something unconventional.
What does it look like when you give architects 30 minutes to design a 7-hole mini golf course? Take a look:
All of us at Hennebery Eddy wish you and yours a wonderful summer season!
Recognizing measurable and qualitative contributions fundamental to the growth and evolution of the firm, Hennebery Eddy Architects has promoted marketing director Debbie Rogers to principal, architect Will Ives, AIA to associate principal, and interior designer Elyse Iverson, NCIDQ to associate.
Hennebery Eddy Architects is no stranger to volunteering – as a staff and at the individual level, many of us have participated in efforts to give back to our communities. This year, the firm took its commitment to serve the community where we work, live and create a step further. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 12 Hennebery Eddy staff members participated in the firm’s first Day of Community Service. Employees were granted up to 8 hours to volunteer with a group or project of their choice. Read on for a summary of some of the projects!
Sugary treats, greeting cards, and evergreen décor – the holiday season is in full swing and our office is embracing the holiday spirit! From our annual holiday party to our quarterly all-staff lunch and a white elephant gift exchange, we’re taking the time to celebrate a strong 2016.
All of us at Hennebery Eddy wish you and yours a joyful holiday season!
No one can deny that Hennebery Eddy design staff member John Maternoski is involved in Portland’s architecture community. A 2014 graduate of the University of Oregon, John has worked with Habitat for Humanity, the AIA, and the Construction Specifications Institute. In Portland alone, he is on the board of directors of the Center for Architecture, he co-chairs the AIA Portland Emerging Professionals Committee, is a member of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon and Design Museum Portland, and volunteers with other organizations around the city. In fact, he’s so involved that he started the Portland Design Events website to help the community keep track of it all. “I’ve volunteered a lot for the architecture profession,” says John, “but I hadn’t spent as much time using my architecture skills for those outside the industry.”
This fall, the City of Portland Mayor’s Office, the Center for Public Interest Design (CIPD) at Portland State University, the Village Coalition (a group of advocates, activists, and houseless individuals committed to combatting homelessness), City Repair, Communitecture, and Open Architecture Collaborative formed the Partners on Dwelling (POD) initiative and invited the design community to design and build small, beautiful and safe dwellings. The completed pods would be displayed in downtown Portland and then used this winter at Hazelnut Grove, a houseless village in North Portland. John joined his friends Julia Mollner and Nada Maani to form a team, giving them all an opportunity to put their skills to use with an immediate, tangible outcome.
Hennebery Eddy finished strong in this year’s NWEI EcoChallenge, ranking 5th out of 450 teams that pledged to reduce individual impact on our planet with sustainability-driven challenges. And while we may rejoice in our competitive triumph, here at Hennebery Eddy, we celebrate process – not just the result.
At Hennebery Eddy, we believe that our work should foster delight in the human experience, and we find building solutions that make users feel special. Our firm practice bleeds into the everyday. From cherished moments with our families to inspirational travel, we seek moments that foster delight – and we document them.
Think of something you do on a daily basis without even realizing it – locking your door, reaching for your smartphone, or checking your watch for the time. While some behaviors are simple and become engrained with little effort or thought, others take time, intention and daily practice to become habits.
This month, Hennebery Eddy invites you to consider how your habits – both good and bad – impact the planet, and encourages you to form new ways to improve your relationship with the environment during the 2016 EcoChallenge, which kicks off on October 14 – one week from today. Now in its 6th year, the EcoChallenge is a friendly, competitive, community-building way to reduce your impact on the planet.