After 20 years of award-winning design practice, operational leadership, staffing management, and professional development oversight, Hennebery Eddy Architects Vice President Alan Osborne, AIA, has retired from the firm.
Alan joined Hennebery Eddy in 2000, designing and managing higher education, institutional, commercial design, public facility planning and renovation, site master planning, and hospitality projects. Throughout his career, clients have appreciated his attention to detail, proactive management style, and problem solving – he was described by one client as “not just seeing a potential problem up ahead, but seeing it from down the street and around the corner.”
Alan’s thoughtful, detail-oriented approach to design and focus on the human experience spans markets and project size. Early in his career with Hennebery Eddy, he served as project manager for the design of the Loyola Jesuit Center in Portland, the design of which was recognized with local, regional, and national awards. More recently, his design leadership for 1,600-square-foot Our Lady of Montserrat Chapel at Seattle Preparatory High School resulted in a Religious Architecture Honor Award from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture and Faith & Form Magazine, and a Wood Design Award from US WoodWorks. Alan was also principal-in-charge of some of the firm’s significant higher education projects, including the rehabilitation of 116,000-square-foot Strand Agriculture Hall at Oregon State University, completed in 2016, and Cordley Hall at OSU, currently in construction. Alan’s recent civic and government projects include the 2019 DeMuro Award-winning Sherman County Courthouse in Moro, Oregon, and seismic retrofit and interior modification of the Oregon State Supreme Court building in Salem.
Alan was instrumental in forming the Oregon chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America, helping to establish Hennebery Eddy as a leader in design-build and alternative project delivery methods. He earned his certification as an Associate Design-Build Professional, one of only three professionals to earn certification in Oregon in 2018.
Congratulations, Alan! Thank you for your countless contributions to the firm. We will miss your steady leadership, foresight, and counsel, and will ask ourselves regularly, “What would Alan do?”