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Opsis promotes Sanchez, Stoller, Cambier, Roberts, Tess and Heeb

July 9, 2018 – Portland, Ore. – Opsis announces the promotion of two Associate Principals to the level of Principal and four new Associate Principals.

Pat Sanchez has been promoted from Associate Principal to Principal at Opsis. With over 30 years of experience in architectural practice management, Pat has dedicated her career to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in the architectural industry. As a key member of the leadership team at Opsis, Pat is responsible for the oversight, direction, and implementation of the company’s human resources, contract negotiation, and business management policies. She has been instrumental in establishing policies for paid parental leave and Opsis’s participation in International Living Future Institute’s JUST program, both of which contribute to Opsis’ employee-friendly culture. Pat also volunteers on the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Portland chapter Committee on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, which organizes the annual ForWARD “Future Vision” conference focused on equity in the practice of architecture.

Pat earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and History, and a certificate of Human Resources from Portland State University, as well as a Principles of Accounting Certificate from Portland Community College. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA).

Mark Stoller, AIA, LEED AP BD+C,., has been promoted to Principal at Opsis. Mark’s career has focused on working with education clients, and included work at Portland Community College, Clackamas Community College, Washington State University, among many others. A project manager with Opsis from 2000 to 2005, Mark rejoined Opsis in 2015 after ten years at Yost Grube Hall Architecture, where he continued his focus on university and community college clients. Mark is currently managing Opsis’s work for the Southwest Oregon Community College Health & Science Technology Center, North Clackamas School District, the Beaverton School District and at the Beaverton Performing Arts Center.

Jennie Cambier, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, newly named Associate Principal, has been instrumental in shaping the culture of Opsis over her 13 years with the firm. She has led the professional education, equity and diversity programs and manages the firm’s overall project staffing. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and has led a number of Opsis’s education projects, including the Western Oregon University Health and Wellness Center, the Medford School District Roosevelt and Jackson Schools, the Oregon Zoo Net Zero Education Center and the Hood River Schools District’s May Street Elementary School, currently under construction. Jennie is also serving on the 2018 AIA Portland Board of Directors.

Associate Principal Christopher Roberts, AIA has been instrumental in the successful design of the firm’s most technically complex projects over his 15 years at Opsis. His deep knowledge of building systems is paired with a keen sense of design to create architecture that is both highly functional and intrinsically beautiful. His projects include the University of Oregon Price Science Commons and Library, which was the recipient of the national AIA Committee on Architecture for Education and the American Library Association Architecture Awards, and the University of Idaho Arena project, which will be one the nation’s largest mass timber basketball arenas. Chris’s recent work also includes the Straub Hall Classroom Addition at the University of Oregon.

Associate Principal and Senior Interior Designer Jeri Tess, IIDA, NCIDQ leads the Opsis interiors group, bringing over 25 years of experience in complex public and private projects. Her designs speak to a humanistic approach that utilizes natural materials, form and color to create memorable spaces that evoke warmth and support community. The recipient of many national awards, her recent work includes the University of Oregon Price Science Commons and Library, Eugene School District’s Jefferson Middle School, the University of Oregon Alumni Center, the Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center and the Oregon State University Student Experience Center.

Project Manager and Associate Principal Randall Heeb, AIA has had a significant impact on many of the firm’s largest projects over his 16 years with Opsis. He has managed the University of Oregon Alumni Center and University of Oregon Price Science Commons and Library projects, multiple Medford School District projects and is currently working on modernizations of Barlow High School in Gresham and Madison High School in Portland. He thrives on organizing large teams and diverse stakeholder groups to find common ground upon which to build enduring architecture that enriches people’s lives. Within the firm, he has led many of the technical design focus groups and manages the Opsis studio facility.

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