Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 Graduated 1988, Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture.

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.

 Graduated 1986 – Highest Honors, Bachelor of Architecture.

Portland State University

 1979 - 1981, Architecture, Political Science

London College of Furniture

  1975 - 1976, Furniture Design, Furniture Production

Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen
  1973 - 1975, Furniture Design, Furniture Production



IIDA, AIA Portland, Merit Award: Deschutes Brew Pub

IIDA, AIA Portland, Merit Award: Garry Fritz Room, University of Oregon

IIDA, AIA Portland, Juror’s Choice Award: Guardian Management

AIA Portland, Special Citation for Design Excellence: South Waterfront

IIDA, AIA, ISD Oregon, Merit Award: Fire Station 9

Best US Fire Station Renovation Design: Fire Station 41

AIA Portland, Citation Award: Fire 41

IIDA, AIA, ISD Oregon Honor Award: Stilwell Baker.

IIDA, AIA, ISD Oregon Honor Award and Best in Show: PSU IC Lab

National AIA Award February: Simone Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, with KEA

AIA LA Chapter, Award of Merit: Koning Eizenberg House, with KEA

Raising the Roof Opening Doors - housing, Boston, MA: Finalist



Portland Public Schools, 2014: 2016 Bond Development Committee

Portland Public Schools, 2013: Education Specs Executive Committee

Lucky Lab Group, 2011: co-founder, Leadership Group, Advocates for school reform

Our Portland, Our Schools, co-founder, Leadership Group, Advocates for school reform

Portland Public Schools, 2012: School Facilities Bond Campaign, leadership

Portland Public Schools, 2011-12: Long Term Facilities Advisory Committee

Portland Public Schools, 2012: Bond Development Committee member

Lincoln High School: Communications Committee - 2012 - 13

Lincoln High School: Parent - Hal Hart Award recipient, June, 2012

Lincoln High School: Red Book designer, 2012 - 15

Lincoln High School: 2011 Bond, leadership committee

Stand for Children: 2009 - 11

Lincoln High School: Long Term Advisory Committee: 2009 - 15

Lincoln High School: Lincoln Foundation - 2010 - 12



Architecture Instructor, Saturday Academy, Portland OR.

Oregon School of Art and Craft, Woodworking Instructor

Catlin Gabel School: Architecture talk to students in grades 4 - 6, 2015

Trillium School: Architecture talk to students in grade 6, 2015

Oregon Episcopal School: Architecture talk to students in 3rd grade, 2000

UCLA, PSU and U of O graduate architecture reviews, 1989, 1999 - 2009.

Seminar Instructor at Montana State Univ., Architecture, Bozeman, MT, 2000.



Friends of Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, 2008 - 13: Co-founder.

Save Memorial Coliseum, 2009. Campaign Co chair.

Save the Salk, La Jolla, California, 1993: Campaign Co chair.



Candidate for Portland City Council, Position 4, 2016



The Oregonian, July 2012. Portland Public School Bond Op Ed piece.

The Oregonian, July 2012. Memorial Coliseum Op Ed pieces, co-author.

The Oregonian, December 2010. Portland Public School Bond Op Ed piece.

The Oregonian, April 2009, August 2010. Memorial Coliseum Op Ed pieces.

The Oregonian, Community Writer, 2008. 16 pieces related to design, schools, social issues, recidivism.

Guest Columnist: Portland Tribune, 2002, 2004

Daily Journal of Commerce, 2006.



Portland Art Museum Advancement Committee, 2008 - 15

Lincoln High School Foundation Board, 2010 - 2012

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Mayor Potter’s ‘Kitchen’ Cabinet

Portland Creative Caucus; PDC Ambassadors

Portland Design Collaborative

AIA Portland - former Board Member

Selection committees: PSU Master Plan, RACC public art artists.



Pietro Belluschi, Portland Art Museum - October 2008

Deputy Mayor of Helsinki - April 2010


Armory Theatre, Portland, OR

   Community Meetings, Salons

Delta House, Portland, OR

   Workshops with Delta Community members

Division Street, Portland, OR

     Community Meetings, Workshops

East County Courthouse, Gresham, OR

   Community Meetings

Fire 1, Portland, OR

   Community Presentations

Fire Stations, 4, 22, 41

   Community Meetings

Fire Station 27, Portland, OR

   Community Meetings

Fire Station 9, Portland, OR

   Community Meetings

Foster School Campus, Portland, OR

   Community Meetings

Fremont Aerie

   Neighborhood Meetings

Interstate Avenue density plan, Portland, OR

   Community Meetings

Interstate Crossing, Portland, OR

      Neighborhood Meetings

Kah San Chako Haws

      Community and Neighborhood Meetings

Lincoln High School, Portland, OR

   Lincoln Community Meetings

Martin Luther King, Jr. Gateway, Portland, OR

   Community Meetings

Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard zoning study, Portland, OR

   Community Meetings

Miller's Landing, Bend, OR.
   Neighborhood Meeting

NAYA High School Campus (Neerchokikoo), Portland, OR
   Outreach with NAYA Community

Portland Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR

   Community Meetings, Workshops, Stakeholder Meetings, Technical Advisory Committee

Rockwood Green, Gresham, OR

   Community Meetings, Workshops, Stakeholder Meetings

Roosevelt High School

   Roosevelt Community Meeting

South Waterfront

   Community Meetings

University of Oregon Classrooms, Eugene, OR

   College Community Meetings

Whitaker School Masterplan, Portland, OR

   Community Meetings, Stakeholder Meetings



1. Blacksburg Town Oval, Blacksburg, VA. Plan for town center, town oval

2. Division Street, Portland, OR, 2008. Master Plan. Goals: green street, main street, pedestrian oriented, bike friendly, auto tamed/car unnecessary.

3. Interstate Avenue density plan, Portland, OR, 2007. Plan to set new zoning and gain community support for density upgrades around near new lightrail. Goals: transit oriented development, increased density, neighborhood infill, car unnecessary.

4. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard zoning study, Portland, OR, 2008. Plan to guide denser development on challenging sites. Goals: increased density, neighborhood infill, pedestrian oriented, housing, development economic feasibility.

5. NAYA High School Campus (Neerchokikoo), Portland, OR, 2009. Master Plan. Goals: green campus, natural habitat restoration, green jobs, education, community gathering.

6. Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR, Central Campus Master Plan, 2002. Goals: green campus, natural habitat preservation, density, convenience.

7. Portland Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR, 2003. Master Plan, Development Opportunities. Goals: increased density, housing to activate/stimulate downtown, neighborhood infill, pedestrian oriented, historic preservation, car unnecessary, development economic feasibility.

8. Rockwood Green, Gresham, OR, 2006 - 09. Master Plan. Goals: eco-district, mixed-use, transit oriented development. jobs, education, for sale affordable housing, youth programs/anti-gang, development economic feasibility.

9. Rose Quarter, Portland, OR, 2009 - 10. Ideas for improvements, activation. Goals: eco-district, phased upgrades realistic to available public funds, historic preservation, pedestrian oriented activation.

10. Silverton School Master Plan, 2014. Plan to change High School into Middle School, using partial existing building rehab and new construction.

11. South Park, Portland, OR, 2002 - 04. Park Master Plan. Goals: green design, multi purpose/activity, recreational and learning park, natural habitat restoration.

12. South Waterfront, Portland, OR, 2002 - 04. Master Plan, visioning, implementation strategies. Goals: visioning/story telling to attract broad based support and financing, brownfield restoration, eco-district, higher density, transit oriented development, auto tamed/car unnecessary, development economic feasibility.

13. Whitaker School Masterplan, Portland, OR, 2008. Master Plan. Goals: eco-district, higher density, education, housing, community center, walk safe to school, auto tamed/car unnecessary, for sale affordable housing.

14. Woodlawn Triangle, Portland, OR, 2002 - 04. Master Plan. Goals: green street, main street, pedestrian oriented, bike friendly, auto tamed/car unnecessary.



NCARB, Architect, State of Oregon, 1998



Emmons Design

Allen House Family Room & Studio, Portland, OR

Allen House Master Suite, Portland, OR

Arcoa Loft, Portland, OR, 2000. Commercial office.

Armory Theatre, Portland, OR, 2005. Community space/outreach project.

Bonaparte, Elliott, Ostrander & Preston, Portland, OR, 1999. Commercial office.

Brewery Flats, Portland, OR, 2008. High end housing project.

Brundage House, Bend, OR, 2005 - 06. Northwest contemporary house.

Cauduro House, Portland, OR

Childpeace Montessori, Portland, OR, 1997. School expansion project.

Crane Penthouse, Portland, OR, 2008. High end housing project.

Delta House, Portland, OR, 2002: 21 unit affordable housing project.

Deschutes Brew Pub, Portland, OR, 2008 - 09. Restaurant/brewery.

Dick Master Suite, Portland, OR

East County Courthouse, Gresham, OR

Edlen House, Portland, OR

Edward’s House, Portland, OR, 2005 - 06. Gallery house project.

Fire Station 1, Portland, OR, 2003 - 04. New fire station competition finalist.

Fire Station 27, Portland, OR, 2003 - 05. New fire station/community facility.

Fire Station 9, Portland, OR, 2001. New fire station facility. Design Award.

Fire Stations 4,22,41, Portland, OR, 2000. Upgrades/additions. Design Award.

Fremont Aerie, Portland, OR, 2004. Urban infill houses project.

Guardian Management, Portland, OR, 2007. Commercial office. Design Award.

Herrera Salon, Portland, OR, 2000. Commercial retail.

Interstate Crossing, Portland, OR, 2000. 12 unit affordable housing/Head Start.

Kah San Chako Haws, Portland, OR. Modular affordable housing

Krueger House, Portland, OR

Lewis and Clark Plaza, Vancouver, WA, 2003. 46 unit senior housing/museum.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Gateway, Portland, OR, 2003. Retail, residential project.

Miller's Landing, Bend, OR. 2007

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR. 2003 - 04

 School of Medicine, Research laboratory building, MRI Lab projects

Oregon State University (OSU), Portland, OR, 2004. Pharmacy school project.

PacifiCorp, Portland, OR, 1998. Commercial office/call center.

Parthenon Center, Portland, OR, 2007 - 09. 200 unit housing/retail project.

Pearl Creative Lofts, Portland, OR, 2004. Commercial office project.

Portland State University, (PSU) Portland, OR, 1999 - 2006.

PSU Foundation; FAB Suite 90 with labs, classrooms, offices; The Morrow Center; IC Design Labs - Design Award; Parking structures - upgrades;  Athletic department offices; Science II, hazardous waste lab project.

Riverscourt, Portland, OR, 2004. High end residential project.

Smiths’ Block, Portland, OR, 2005 - 08. Historic office building restoration

South Waterfront, Portland, OR, 2004. Crane Building, 25 story mixed-use project; Water Tower, 25 story mixed-use project; residential, retail, healthclub.

Streetcar Lofts, Portland, OR, 2003. Residential interior. Design Award.

Stilwell/Baker, Tualatin, OR, 2000. Commercial office. Design Award.

TriMet lightrail station buildings. Break Pad, 2003; Snack Shack, 2004. project.

University of Oregon Eugene, OR, 2006. Lecture Halls. Design Award.

University of Oregon Portland Center, Portland, OR, 2003: Studios and Gallery.


pre Emmons Design (chronological)

Yost Grube Hall, Portland, OR, 1996 – 97. Project manager, project designer.

PacifiCorp business center, Portland, OR. Project Manager

PacifiCorp business center, Salt Lake City, UT. Project Manager

City of Portland Development Services Building, Portland, OR.

     7 story Commercial Office Building. Project Architect.

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, OR.

     Remodel of Main Entry Floor (9AB), Healthcare Project, Project Designer.

1900 SW Fourth, Portland, OR. Projects for City of Portland and PSU,

  Commercial Interior, Project Manager.

Sienna, Portland, OR, 1995 – 1996, Director of Design.

Sienna office, commercial office

Wholesome & Hearty Foods, processing plant and office project

Pape’ Group, Eugene, OR, commercial office building;

Macadam Mixed-Use, 44 unit apartment, retail.

KMD Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1993 – 1994,  Sr. Designer, Project Mgr.

California Hospital Medical Center, LA, CA, Emergency Room and support

SMP (SmithGroup), Santa Monica, CA, 1991 – 1992,  Sr. Designer, Project Mgr.

St. Mary Desert Valley Hospital, Apple Valley, CA. 150,000 SF Hospital.

UCLA Radiology Department, Los Angeles, CA.

Johnson Fain Partners, LA, CA, 1990 – 1991, Sr. Planner, Sr. Designer

LeoPalace Resort, Yona, Guam: 1400 Acre Resort with 900 units of housing.

Commercial office building and planning projects.

Koning Eizenberg, Santa Monica, CA, 1988 – 1990, Project Mgr., Sr. Designer.

Ken Edwards Center, Santa Monica, CA. 25,000 SF Senior Community Center.

Simone Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. 80 Unit Single Room Occupancy Hotel.

Electric ArtBlock, Venice, CA. 19,000 SF Studios for Artists in Residence.

Koning Eizenberg House, Santa Monica, CA. 2800 SF Private Residence.

Ocean Park Community Center, Santa Monica, CA. 40,000 SF Social Service and Homeless Citizen Center.

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York, New York, 1985 – 1987, Architect.

The Allen Pavilion – Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY, NY.

  250,000 SF 300 Bed, Acute Care Hospital.

Broadway State Office Building, Times Square, NY. 45 story office/retail

461 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY: 28 story office/retail building.

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY, NY. 325,000 SF hospital.

The General Electric Building, NY, NY. Manager for the exterior restoration



Central Mill and Cabinet Company, San Francisco, CA, 1980 - 1982

  Plant Management

Ise Design & Woodworking, Inc., Hammond, OR, 1977 - 1979


Oak Street Furniture Group, Portland, OR, 1976 - 1977