Hennebery Eddy renews Sustainability at Work Gold certification

When you visit our studio, there are a few things you likely won’t find around our workspace or conference rooms – items such as plastic water bottles, paper plates, or disposable cutlery. The absence of these single-use items is intentional. As a business committed to sustainability, we strive to make the most environmentally aware choices when it comes to our design work, material selection, and our day-to-day operations.

Wood plaque showing Sustainability at Work Gold certification for Hennebery Eddy Architects

As we know from the EcoChallenge, the cumulative effect of many small choices is powerful and impactful, and for Hennebery Eddy, they’ve resulted in our Gold certification as a Sustainability at Work business, a designation awarded by the City of Portland. We first applied for the three-year certification in 2014 and successfully completed the re-certification process in October. The Sustainability at Work program awards points for 50 different criteria in the categories of Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, Employee Engagement, Transportation, Energy, Water, and Community Engagement, as well as additional “actions” organizations can self-report. Bronze, Silver, and Gold designations are made based on the total points accrued from all categories.

Beyond the criteria outlined by the City of Portland Sustainability at Work program, at Hennebery Eddy we embrace the following business practices that contribute to a healthier environment:

  • An organized sustainability committee of employees facilitates and implements on-going sustainability efforts and education within the firm
  • 100% of our design staff are LEED accredited
  • Became a JUST™ organization through the International Living Future Institute
  • A net-positive design approach is one of our core areas of expertise
  • Participate in NWEI’s EcoChallenge; for the last 4 years we have finished in the top 10 teams out of more than 600
  • Offer employees a secure, sheltered bike storage room with shower
  • Our vendor food policy prohibits “box lunches” and encourages family-style meals without the use of paper plates and other disposable serving items
  • Offer a robust in-office composting program in addition to recycling
  • Transitioning much of our technology hardware to energy-efficient models

We are proud to be a Gold Sustainability at Work company and hope that our certification will inspire other organizations to participate in the program.

 

Hennebery Eddy Hires Five

New staff adds expertise and support across all disciplines (left to right: MinhAlfredo Duong, John Maternoski, Abby Cridland, Amber Nobe, Julia Harding)

Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc., has hired five staff members, adding architectural, interior design, marketing and project administration experience to the firm.

MinhAlfredo Duong joined the firm as interior designer, adding to the firm’s corporate workspace expertise. He applies his user-experience design lens and understanding of the positive impact carefully selected finishes, materials, textures and lighting can have on occupants to his work on the Portland International Airport Terminal Balancing and Concourse E Expansion. Minh is a LEED Green Associate and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design/Architecture from The Art Institute of Portland.

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Michelle Vo Named Portland Business Journal 2017 Woman of Influence

Hennebery Eddy Architects is pleased to announce that principal Michelle Vo, AIA was selected as one of the Portland Business Journal’s 2017 Women of Influence Award winners. Michelle is one of 25 female business leaders honored by the Portland Business Journal for her contributions in both business and community service. The honorees were selected from 250 nominations, and received their awards at a luncheon on April 21.

View the full list of 2017 honorees and check out photos from the event on the Portland Business Journal website.

Congratulations, Michelle!

Hennebery Eddy Architects to Design Clackamas Fire Station 16

Hennebery Eddy Architects Rendering

Firefighters serving the Hilltop area of Oregon City will have a new fire station to call home in mid-2018. Clackamas Fire District #1 has selected Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc. to design the new Fire Station 16, which will replace the existing 1970s facility on the same site. Currently in the design phase, the new Fire Station 16 will house up to eight fire fighters and the battalion chief, and will include a larger apparatus bay to house a new ladder truck. The 12,000-square-foot facility will also support district training activities.

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Ash+Ash Home Featured in 7 HOUSES Design Week Exhibition

Ash+Ash, a residential project that integrates contemporary architecture and high-performance sustainable design, is part of the 7 HOUSES exhibition at the Center for Architecture. The exhibition opens this Friday, April 21, and explores the state of Pacific Northwest contemporary architecture through the lens of seven houses by seven Portland architects.

Opening Party
April 21, 2017, 6-8 PM

Design Week Portland Hours
April 23-29, 2017, 10 AM – 5 PM

May 1 – June 30, 2017
Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM

Hennebery Eddy Architects Promotes Three Staff Members

Firm expands core leadership team and reinforces commitment to specialized focus in sustainable design and interior design (left to right: Debbie Rogers, Will Ives, Elyse Iverson)

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.

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Hennebery Eddy Architects President Timothy R. Eddy Elevated to College of Fellows by American Institute of Architects

Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc. is pleased to announce that firm President and Founding Principal Timothy R. Eddy has been elected to the AIA College of Fellows. Elevation to Fellow is the highest honor awarded by the AIA, and recognizes significant achievements of the individual and contributions to both the profession of architecture and society on a national level. Tim joins approximately three percent of AIA members who have earned this recognition. He will receive his Fellowship medal in April during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA Conference in Orlando.

Tim founded Hennebery Eddy Architects in 1992 with the late Stephen J. Hennebery. They envisioned a collaborative design firm with room for personal growth and expression. That founding spirit endures today: the firm has more than 50 staff members and has received more than 50 national, regional and local design awards for its projects throughout Portland and the Pacific Northwest. In 2017, the firm celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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