Make Others Successful: Hennebery Eddy Announces 2020 Promotions

Firm expands leadership team and promotes design, marketing and administrative personnel

The addition of three principals at Hennebery Eddy Architects brings its leadership team to eight, a move that supports the firm’s steady and significant increase in project scale and scope and number of employees. Architects Andrew Smith, AIA, Kyle Womack, AIA, and Will Ives, AIA, were named principals, recognizing their ongoing design and operational contributions. The firm also named principal Michelle Vo, AIA, a vice president of the firm, joining officers Timothy Eddy and Alan Osborne.

“Our firm has grown significantly over the past several years. Scaling up our leadership team accordingly is very important and will help us to continue to excel going forward,” said Hennebery Eddy Architects president Tim Eddy.

Andrew Smith, AIA, principal, is a key member of the firm’s Historic Resources Group, overseeing Hennebery Eddy’s work with the National Park Service and General Services Administration. He is the firm’s project manager for the new Rothko Pavilion at the Portland Art Museum. Since joining Hennebery Eddy in 2015, Smith has streamlined the firm’s contract review and approval process and as a principal will continue these efforts. Smith serves on the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. He has a Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University and is a LEED Green Associate.

Kyle Womack, AIA, principal, spearheads Hennebery Eddy’s corporate and commercial work; he has managed the design of more than 1 million square feet of office, testing facilities and specialized manufacturing space in Washington County, and has many years of higher education design experience. As principal, Womack manages internal staffing and scheduling and project management processes. He is leading the design team for Portland Community College’s Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center which is at the nexus of advanced education and advanced manufacturing. Womack joined Hennebery Eddy in 2001, was promoted to associate in 2007, and named associate principal in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon and is a LEED Green Associate.

Will Ives, AIA, principal, is a sustainable design leader and has evolved the firm’s high-performance design portfolio, including two award-winning proposed campuses of living buildings. Ives was involved in developing the Albina Vision, a large-scale urban design and planning project in Portland, and is responsible for the design of the NIR Center, a 10-story mass-timber commercial laboratory development in Portland’s Central Eastside. Ives will continue to guide design teams as a principal and is responsible for fostering internal design collaboration for the firm. Ives joined Hennebery Eddy in 2011, was named an associate in 2014 and promoted to associate principal in 2017. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant through the Passive House Institute US and holds Living Future Accreditation through the International Living Future Institute. Ives holds a Bachelor of Science in Design (Architecture) from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon.

L-R, T-B: Associate principal Carin Carlson, associate principal Kim Davis, associates Erica Thompson, Jacob Simonson, Josh Stein, Josette Katcha, Amber Nobe, Andrea Trulove, Stacy Rutherford

The Portland-based design studio also named two new associate principals and seven new associates, recognizing the contributions of architectural, interior design, historic preservation, marketing, and accounting staff members. CFO and business manager Kim Davis and historical architect Carin Carlson, AIA, were named associate principals. Architects Erica Thompson, AIA, Jacob Simonson, AIA, and Josh Stein, AIA, interior designer and historic preservationist Josette Katcha, NCIDQ, marketing manager Amber Nobe, public relations manager Andrea Trulove and project accountant Stacy Rutherford were named associates.

“In an industry where titled positions are typically reserved for long-practicing architects, we are deliberately doing something different,” said Eddy. “Staff members across disciplines, including those in non-design roles, contribute to our achievements as a firm. Each of these individuals demonstrates our core value to ‘make others successful,’ which is reflected by our satisfied clients, strong consultant relationships, and a healthy, beautiful built environment.”

Additional information on the Hennebery Eddy team can be found here.