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  • Julia Ahlet Interior Designer
    Julia Ahlet,
    IIDA
    Interior Designer

    A New York native, Julia’s career in interior design and visualization spans across education, healthcare, commercial and hospitality sectors on the East and West coasts. The success of Julia’s projects stem from her skills in visualization, communication and organization. Graduating summa cum laude, Julia received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from State University of New York College at Buffalo. Outside of architecture and interior design, Julia’s creative endeavors extend to worlds of poetry writing, classical guitar and kayaking.

    email: juliaa@opsisarch.com

  • Angela Alexander Associate
    Angela Alexander,
    IIDA
    Associate

    Working as part of an integrated project team, Angela is devoted to producing the highest level of design through collaboration with the design team, client and community members. Angela’s detailed care and attention to aesthetics, organization, budgets, and management make each project successful and rewarding for the end users. Angela’s expertise in space planning, modernizations of existing interiors, expansion and relocation make her an agile member of our design team. When she is not learning about new A&D inventive solutions, Angela spends time adventuring outdoors with her family.

    email: angelaa@opsisarch.com

  • Joe Baldwin Partner & Principal
    Joe Baldwin,
    AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
    Partner & Principal

    Joe has been an active member of the Los Angeles and Portland design community for nearly 20 years, including 5 years at AGPS Architecture in Los Angeles where he played a prominent role in the design of multiple award-winning projects and international competitions such as the Portland Aerial Tram. For over 11 years at Opsis, Joe has been a Project Architect and Lead Designer on several award-winning, sustainable higher education and community-based projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and Arizona. With a passion for land art and a deep appreciation for the vibrant landscape of the Pacific Northwest and meditative minimalism of the desert Southwest, Joe is interested in the dynamic interplay between landscape, site specificity, social environment, sustainability and built form. Joe recently completed the award-winning Coyote Center at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Arizona, a unique blend of enrollment services / academics and athletics within a singular structure that is lauded for its thoughtful integration of architecture and place making within a desert environment. Currently, Joe is the Project Architect and Lead Designer for the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, a multi-purpose performing arts theater and arts education center located along the banks of Beaverton Creek adjacent to the Beaverton Round.

    Joe is the leader of Opsis’ Design Culture Committee, charged with enhancing the vision and creative experience of the entire firm. He organizes and oversees multiple design reviews for each project, moderating and promoting design discourse while ensuring design excellence during all phases of the design process. Joe has been active in the academic community in Los Angeles and Portland, where he has co-led or assisted several design studios. He is currently teaching Campus of Hope: Addressing Portland’s Homelessness Crisis, a graduate design studio at the University of Oregon, Department of Architecture and Allied Arts in Portland. He was lead designer for the award-winning project titled UNCLOUDED Vision, a transitional housing, shelter and rehabilitation center for Portland’s homeless population that won 1st Place honors for the 2015 AIA STITCH II Ideas Competition.

    Joe earned his Master of Architecture from the University of California-Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California. He is a registered architect in the state of Oregon and a LEED Accredited Professional and currently sits on the Advisory Council for Design Museum Portland.

    email: joe@opsisarch.com

  • Weston Becker Associate
    Weston Becker,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate

    Weston has received his Architectural License and been promoted to Associate at Opsis. He brings 11 years as a project designer and project architect on complex student life and academic projects, ranging from predesigns and master plans to renovations and new buildings. He recently assisted with the design and construction of Oregon State University’s new Student Experience Center, a 93,000 sf, four-story building with a central connecting atrium, and the renovation of the Memorial Union. Weston recently completed design for the Willamette View Terrace Balcony Homes, a renovation of 14,000 sf existing assisted living facility to independent living residences. This project is currently under construction.

    email: weston@opsisarch.com

  • Gary Blackwell Associate
    Gary Blackwell,
    AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
    Associate

    With more than 12 years of experience as an Architect, Gary has an extremely varied portfolio, including healthcare, higher education, student housing, parks and public spaces. A licensed architect and recipient of a master’s degree from the University of Oregon, Gary enjoys working on projects of varying scales and on design that supports community. He is focused on striking a balance between thoughtful, innovative design, and detailed and comprehensive technical execution that best serves the client’s needs. He is currently working on the Hillsboro Community Center.

    email: garyb@opsisarch.com

  • Heather DeGrella Associate Principal & Sustainability Director
    Heather DeGrella,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador
    Associate Principal & Sustainability Director

    Heather’s tireless passion for green building is evident throughout her career of extensive community and professional service, public speaking and practical application on a diverse number of design and research projects. Taking inspiration from nature, Heather applies her expertise in sustainability and wellness throughout the project life cycle and into operations ensuring that sustainable design goals have been realized. When she is not designing, Heather is guiding our studio and the Green Team focus group on best practices and tools in achieving our goals, fighting for environmental and social justice, and exploring the outdoors.

    email: heather@opsisarch.com

  • Alison Dozono Associate & Project Cost Accountant
    Alison Dozono Associate & Project Cost Accountant

    With an extensive career in business management, Alison works with project teams throughout the life of the project as the Project and Cost Accountant. Alison’s life-long goal of giving back to the community is realized in her work as Chair for the Opsis Community Engagement Group and membership of the Opsis Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Group. A fourth generation Portland native and Japanese-American, Alison is an active volunteer in the community for local organizations that support families in need to cultural arts nonprofits. When she is not working or volunteering, Alison enjoys cooking, baking and perusing the Japanese Gardens or the Art History section in Powell’s books.

    email: alisond@opsisarch.com

  • Max Frixione Associate
    Max Frixione,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate

    Max’s technical design expertise and collaborative approach to concept exploration has resulted in the successful completion of cultural, education and civic projects throughout the region. A leader in BIM modeling on complex renovation, addition and new construction projects, Max guarantees all documentation is fully integrated with the project team and contractor. Max’s focus on the integration of design intent and construction detailing ensures projects transition from concepts to realized facilities. Outside of architecture, Max’s creative endeavors extend to wood and metal fabrication.

    email: max@opsisarch.com

  • Lindsay Furlong Associate
    Lindsay Furlong,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate

    A California native, Lindsay’s brings a breadth of experience as an architect and project manager on higher education, K-12 and residential projects throughout the West Coast. With an expertise in all phases of design and construction ranging in size and complexity, Lindsay blends her passion for sustainable building techniques and detailed standards with an in-depth understanding of local jurisdiction to create responsive, enduring architecture. Outside of the office, Lindsay enjoys time with her family hiking, taking walks throughout the urban landscape and dining at new restaurants.

    email: lindsayf@opsisarch.com

  • Eric Gewirtz Associate
    Eric Gewirtz,
    AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
    Associate

    An avid maker that can often be found in his woodshop when away of the office; Eric pairs a deep love of construction and design to create elegant solutions to architectural challenges. As a Project Architect, Eric leverages his refined attention to detail to guide the design effort to produce sustainable, efficient and well executed projects. Currently, he is working on the Pacific University Athletic Center Renovation and Expansion. This project is an expansion and remodel of the 1969 SOM complex will serve the growing Academic, Recreation and Athletic programs at the heart of the Forest Grove campus.

    Eric brings 12 years of architectural experience working among several leading design firms in Portland, New York and Boston. His experience ranges serving as the Project Architect on education and civic buildings, to the design and development of large scale transportation projects.

    Eric earned a Masters of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University. He is a licensed architect in the State of New York and a LEED Accredited Professional.

    email: ericg@opsisarch.com

  • Michael Gorham Associate
    Michael Gorham,
    AIA, LEED Green Associate
    Associate

    Core to Michael’s work as an architect is his belief that the built environment should be affordable, accessible and sustainable for all. Michael’s approach to design work on K-12 and cultural arts projects at Opsis is guided by his commitment to sustainable, inclusive design. Supporting the next generation of learners, Michael brings his background in architecture as a volunteer instructor for the local nonprofit Saturday Academy. An avid cyclist in his free time, Michael is committed to promoting alternative transportation initiatives within our office and pushing us to reach our Bike More Challenge goals.

    email: michaelg@opsisarch.com

  • Laura Grover Associate & Senior Interior Designer
    Laura Grover,
    IIDA
    Associate & Senior Interior Designer

    Laura recently joined Opsis as a Senior Interior Designer. Her experience focuses on higher education and government work, coordinating interior elements with the building’s core and shell. With more than 20 years’ experience, she specializes in full-service interior design, space planning, furniture and finishes selection, and ground-up building interior design.

    Laura places high value on working with collaborating with clients to develop spaces that reflect their character and identity in addition to their needs. She is adept at balancing functional requirements, budget and schedule while seeking excellence in design; and frequently works with multiple user groups and steering committees and work to build consensus among various stakeholders.

    email: laurag@opsisarch.com

  • Jessica Habel Marketing Coordinator
    Jessica Habel Marketing Coordinator

    email: jessicah@opsisarch.com

  • Isaac Harris Associate
    Isaac Harris,
    AIA, Assoc. DBIA, LEED AP BD+C,
    Associate

    Isaac’s lifetime passion for architecture and background in construction have shaped his career leading complex renovation, addition and new construction projects in the Pacific Northwest. His strength in documentation and cultivating strong relationships with contractors, paired with his interest in mass timber design, results in the successful transformation of projects like the Hidden Creek Community Center – the nation’s first cross-laminated timber (CLT) community center. With a love for recreation activities, Isaac can often be found enjoying water sports, bike riding and kite flying in his free time.

    email: isaach@opsisarch.com

  • Randall Heeb Associate Principal
    Randall Heeb,
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal

    Randall has an exceptional ability to translate design concepts in the built environments for higher education, K-12 and student housing projects. A seasoned architect, Randall takes a hands-on approach to guide each of his projects smoothly through each phase of design and construction administration. Regardless of project scale and complexity, Randall cultivates strong partnerships with every project team, client and contractor that last well beyond the completion of each project. Outside of the office, Randall is likely enjoying recreational activities from backpacking to soccer to diving or supporting his hometown college football team – the Florida Gators.

    email: randall@opsisarch.com

  • Jennifer Hoffman Associate Principal
    Jennifer Hoffman,
    AIA
    Associate Principal

    Jennifer’s lifelong exposure to the arts, influenced by her father who was a printmaker, painter and professor, informed her professional career in architecture and architectural history. A leader in comprehensive project development and management, Jennifer is driven by strong communication, planning and the ability to tailor processes to best suit the unique needs of each client. Jennifer’s management expertise in cultural arts, civic, higher education and affordable housing projects has allowed her to work closely with community stakeholders representing numerous needs and wants. Outside of the office, Jennifer explores her creative interests in textile patterns and art through sewing and quilting.

    email: jenniferh@opsisarch.com

  • Alec Holser Founding Partner & Principal
    Alec Holser,
    FAIA, LEED AP
    Founding Partner & Principal

    Alec’s transformative designs for cultural and learning environments elevate and integrate pioneering sustainable design to the highest level of beauty and craft while connecting users to a future in balance with nature. His work in schools, higher education and the community has set new standards for educational and cultural communities based on a holistic understanding of how we best individually learn. Alec’s lifelong career in architecture has spanned AIA COTE Top 10 winners Hood River Music & Science Building and the Oregon Zoo Education Center, and the nation’s model for mass timber for long-span sports facilities at the University of Idaho’s Central Credit Union Arena.

    email: alec@opsisarch.com

  • Daniel Houghton Designer
    Daniel Houghton,
    Associate AIA, LEED Green Associate
    Designer

    Danny’s passion for architecture is rooted in the structure of civilization and the way places we inhabit can be analyzed, nurtured and reimagined to create a built environment which transcends normal conceptions. With a background in prototyping and fabrication, Danny has a closely held relationship with material and craft. His attention to detail, conceptual vision and tactile exploration ensures project teams can explore a range of design opportunities. An avid hiker with his camera always in hand, Danny explores his creativity and navigates the world through photography and collaging.

    email: danielh@opsisarch.com

  • Kirsten Justice Senior Associate & Interior Designer
    Kirsten Justice,
    IIDA, LEED AP BD+C
    Senior Associate & Interior Designer

    A senior interior designer, Kirsten brings nearly 20 years of experience in interior architecture/design and sustainability to the Opsis team.

    She has a passion for delivering excellent design work. With her strong technical background she is able to collaborate with clients, the architectural team and consultants while achieving design and sustainability goals. Nothing is more rewarding to Kirsten than walking a successful project with a happy client.

    Her experience ranges from higher education, healthcare, government and civic work to tenant improvements of all sizes and design missions.

    Kirsten graduated from Technische Fachhochschule Berlin with an engineering/bachelors of architecture degree and previously worked at Steidle + Partner and Gibbins European Architects in Germany. In the year 2000 she moved to Portland and prior to joining Opsis worked for 17 years at a large Portland architecture and design firm.

    email: kirstenj@opsisarch.com

  • Jim Kalvelage Founding Partner & Principal
    Jim Kalvelage,
    FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Founding Partner & Principal

    Jim’s design leadership and acclaimed civic and campus projects advance new prototypes for public architecture through rational innovation, poetic simplicity and the interwoven relationship between building and site. Since the founding of Opsis, Jim’s visionary design approach has challenged established building conventions in public architecture by developing new models for education, recreation, cultural and civic projects. Jim’s work embraces the integrity of structure, the fusion of interactive program elements and the necessity of environmental design to celebrate the communities in which he works.

    email: jim@opsisarch.com

  • Kelli Kimura Sustainability Coordinator
    Kelli Kimura,
    Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Coordinator

    Growing up on the island of Oahu, Kelli’s experience in a geographically isolated environment inspired her pursuit of a career in architecture where she could focus on positively impacting the built environments effects on her community and the environment. Working closely with Sustainable Design Leader, Heather DeGrella, and the Green Team, Kelli tests sustainable design ideas through modeling, tracks project sustainability goals and stays up to date on the latest advances in sustainable building and design. When she is not advocating for environmental justice, Kelli enjoys running, crafting and eating dessert.

    email: kellik@opsisarch.com

  • Paul Kinley Partner & Principal
    Paul Kinley,
    AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA
    Partner & Principal

    Recently named a Principal at Opsis Architecture, Paul has more than 25 years of experience, having been with Opsis for 11 years serving as a senior project manager and architect on numerous projects of varying scale and degrees of complexity. He recently completed the award-winning Reed College Performing Arts Building as well as the John J. Hemmingson Student Center at Gonzaga University and Washburne Hall University Center at Pacific University. He is currently working on a new Community Recreation Center at Oak Hills in Beaverton as well as Senior Center in Hillsboro and the Stoller Center for Recreation, Athletics and Exercise Science at Pacific University. Paul actively participates in a variety of civic, cultural, and professional organizations to remain connected to the community in which he lives and serves. In addition to his unparalleled leadership skills and design abilities, Paul has a proven track record for integrating client needs and program requirements with carefully crafted, detail oriented responses. Paul’s excellent communication skills, combined with strategic thinking, make him an invaluable member of every project team and a deeply experienced resource for the entire firm.

    Kinley holds a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from The College of William and Mary.

    email: paul@opsisarch.com

  • Andrew Littleton Designer
    Andrew Littleton,
    Associate AIA
    Designer

    With a deep passion for design, Andrew believes authentic and considered design should be available to any person no matter their station. His approach to design is informed by how people interact and inhabit space, giving special consideration to how sensory experiences of materiality and light shape how a space is used and expressed. Andrew’s wide array of experience in varying project types from early pre-design to construction has empowered him to collaborate with the team to transform complex problems into inspired solutions.

    email: andrewl@opsisarch.com

  • Sam Loeung Associate
    Sam Loeung Associate

    With deep roots at Opsis, Sam is a trusted member of the design team well-versed in Opsis project work dating back to our studio’s beginnings. With an extensive knowledge base across a breadth of project types including higher education and cultural arts, Sam is skilled at engaging with clients to take designs from concept to completion. With a focus on academics, Sam has been the project designer on teaching spaces, science and technology centers and performing arts venues ranging in scale and complexity. Staying active is equally important to Sam, who takes time from design to enjoy playing volleyball, mountain biking, snowboarding and wakeboarding.

    email: sam@opsisarch.com

  • Carol Long Associate Principal & Marketing Director
    Carol Long Associate Principal & Marketing Director

    Carol is an experienced business development strategist and marketer who brings more than 20 years of experience to Opsis’s leadership team. Helping to establish the long-range vision for Opsis while also actively contributing to marketing and business development opportunities, she juggles marketing tasks with unflappable good humor. With a marketing career spanning architecture, engineering and energy efficiency firms and graduate-level education in real estate development, she brings an innate curiosity about clients and an instinct to connect people and services in innovative ways. In her free time, you’re equally as likely to find her exporting textile crafts, planning a vacation, or researching the latest innovations in decarbonization strategies.

    email: carol.long@opsisarch.com

  • Lauren Loosveldt Associate
    Lauren Loosveldt,
    AIA, LEED Green Associate
    Associate

    Lauren relies on her passion for the pairing of design intelligence and environmental integrity to inform her work as an architect and community leader. Her personable approach blended with a balance of creativity and pragmatism, results in lasting relationships with design teams, clients and partners. With a background in green building and interior design, Lauren brings a breadth of unique perspectives and ideas to her work in higher education and civic projects. An Opsis Green Team focus group member and influential leader in the development of our Sustainability Action Plan, Lauren’s dedication to environmental justice inspires and guides all facets of her life.

    email: laurenl@opsisarch.com

  • Carol Lovenstein Associate & Accounting Manager
    Carol Lovenstein Associate & Accounting Manager

    Accounting Manager at Opsis, Carol brings her background in business and numbers to the management of the firm. Born and raised in Portland, Carol appreciates being part of an architectural practice that contributes to the design of her community and the region. A member of the Fun Committee, Carol’s warm nature, problem-solving skills and thoughtfulness enhance our studio’s overall culture. Carol is an avid paper crafter and baker – implementing the beloved annual Opsis holiday cookie exchange.

    email: caroll@opsisarch.com

  • Nada Maani Architect
    Nada Maani,
    AIA, LEED Green Associate
    Architect

    Driven by a deep passion for the intersection of architecture and social justice, Nada works to empower communities through architectural design. Nada’s commitment to inclusive and community-driven design is expressed in her non-traditional approach to community outreach. Whether engaging students in collage to inform design or leading a fast-paced project from documentation through construction administration, Nada’s goal is to design with, and for, all people. In addition to working on complex education and civic projects, Nada co-leads design workshops with English Second Language students at Portland Public Schools for the International Youth Leadership Conference to share design resources and exploration with the next generation.

    email: nadam@opsisarch.com

  • Liz Manser Associate
    Liz Manser,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate

    Liz received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies with an Environmental Fellowship Minor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating, she spent 3 years working in Chicago, focusing on K-12 and higher education projects. Subsequently, Liz moved to Portland to complete her Master of Architecture at the University of Oregon, with a concentration in educational programming. While in graduate school, she also worked at a local firm, concentrating on multi-family housing projects and BIM coordination.

    Liz is an enthusiastic animal lover, an active volunteer for animal rescue and regularly fosters dogs waiting to be adopted. She is also an avid volunteer with the Architecture Foundation of Oregon’s Architects in Schools Program. She is a registered architect in the state of Oregon and a LEED Accredited Professional.

    email: liz@opsisarch.com

  • Sina Meier Associate
    Sina Meier,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate

    With a passion for community and education, Sina is involved in complex renovations, additions and new construction for K-12 schools and civic projects. As an architect, Sina is well-versed in collaborating with the project team, client and user groups to ensure each project is well-coordinated from design through construction. Sina shares her love of architecture with local students as a volunteer for the Architecture of Oregon’s Architects in Schools program and teacher for the Saturday Academy. In addition to introducing students to architectural concepts, history, design, Sina serves on the Architects in School’s steering and advisory committee. When she is not working on project documentation or volunteering, Sina is actively leading the JEDI focus group, a social justice initiative in our office, and co-leading our alternative transportation program to ensure we are meeting our goals. Sina also finds passion in bike tours, sewing projects, gardening, as well as designing and fabricating furniture.

    email: sina@opsisarch.com

  • Mike Montagne Associate & BIM Manager
    Mike Montagne Associate & BIM Manager

    With a seasoned career in architecture, Mike discovered his passion for streamlining work processes by implementing and leveraging technology. Working closely with the studio, Mike provides in-house Revit technical support, performs QA/QC reviews of Revit project models and develops digital design standards and customizations. Outside of the office, Mike prefers to slow his pace, enjoying the world around him through nature treks and rounds of golf.

    email: mike@opsisarch.com

  • John Morrison Architect
    John Morrison,
    AIA
    Architect

    John Morrison is an architect and educator based in Portland, Oregon. He received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelor of the Arts from New York University. As a former associate at Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis in New York, John has worked on a variety of award-winning architectural projects including the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the renovation of Coney Island’s historic Steeplechase Pier, and the Claremont University Consortium Administrative Center. Committed to sharing his passion for architecture, he has taught at the University of Kentucky, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Otis College of Art and Design and Woodbury University. John is a registered architect in the state of Oregon and a LEED Accredited Professional.

    email: johnm@opsisarch.com

  • Steve Nelsen Associate Principal
    Steve Nelsen,
    AIA, LEED Green Associate
    Associate Principal

    With a passion and fluency in educational facility design, Steve has led complex renovations, additions and new construction for K-12 schools throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Steve is a highly skilled communicator and believes the foundation to a project’s success is the seamless collaboration with the client, user groups and project team. His deep experience working with a range of school districts and user groups has deepened his understanding of teaching pedagogy, program and safety – all supporting his approach and management to each new school project. If asked what his greatest architectural accomplishment is, Steve would tell you it is providing great places to learn for the next generation.

    email: steve@opsisarch.com

  • Kate Piper Architect
    Kate Piper,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CSI CDT
    Architect

    Kate brings 10 years of architectural experience in every stage of design from feasibility studies to full contract administration and punch-listing. Her work includes multi-family and transitional housing, class A office, health clinic, historic renovations, tenant improvements, bars, restaurants, museums, single family homes, large industrial projects, and high-end commercial retail.

    Kate has a passion for building technology and historic preservation. Both interests benefit modernization projects like the Southwestern Oregon Community College Health and Science Technology Building.

    Kate earned a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture from Yale University. She is a licensed architect in the State of Oregon and a LEED Accredited Professional.

    email: katep@opsisarch.com

  • Andi Reeder Designer
    Andi Reeder,
    Associate AIA, LEED Green Associate
    Designer

    An architectural designer, Andi’s interest is in the use of design technology and data gathering, using tools such BIM, Rhino and 3D printing to enhance the design experience of her project teams. Andi applies her technical skillset and modeling experience to higher education and K-12 projects. A Pacific Northwest native, Andi graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and minor in Mathematics. Outside of design technology, Andi is passionate about circus arts and is talented in fire dancing, hooping and juggling.

    email: andir@opsisarch.com

  • Chris Roberts Associate Principal
    Chris Roberts,
    AIA
    Associate Principal

    Chris is a seasoned project architect with more than 24 years of experience. His architectural journey encompasses a diverse background and expertise gained from work on projects ranging in size and complexity from student activity centers and stadiums to finely-tuned performance halls and science libraries.

    Regardless of project size or complexity, Chris has a proven track record of integrating program and client needs with a sustainable and innovative design approach. He has completed work on multiple campuses in the Pacific Northwest and is passionate about architectural expression within the campus context. Chris firmly believes in the concept of teamwork and engaging in a process of collaboration to foster an atmosphere of discovery.

    Chris received his Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon, his Bachelor of Arts in Design from UCLA, and received a degree in Architectural Studies from the California College of Arts adn Crafts. He is a registered architect in the state of Oregon.

    email: chrisr@opsisarch.com

  • Paco Sanchez Facilities Master
    Paco Sanchez Facilities Master

    A member of our team since Opsis’ founding, Paco oversees the maintenance of the studio and building to ensure everything runs smoothly. Originally from south-central Mexico, Paco devotes time working with his church to build homes for Habitat for Humanity, as well as hosting a clothing drive each Christmas for families in his hometown. Throughout his time at Opsis, Paco has shared his passion and expertise for salsa dancing with the team through dance lessons at the studio.

  • Pat Sanchez Principal & Business Manager
    Pat Sanchez Principal & Business Manager

    A dedicated advocate for our team, clients and partners, Pat’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) has driven her work at Opsis and the architectural industry in Oregon. Pat manages the direction, oversight and implementation of the firm’s administration and human resources, while simultaneously establishing policies and initiatives that have shaped our firm’s culture. A DJC Women of Vision recipient, Pat’s instrumental work in creating a more equitable industry, support of the next generation and commitment to giving back to those in need has pushed our team and our community toward a more inclusive future.

    email: pat@opsisarch.com

  • Sarah Sasek Interior Designer
    Sarah Sasek,
    Associate IIDA, LEED Green Associate
    Interior Designer

    With a background in the field of Special Education, Sarah brings a distinctive viewpoint to her work in higher education and K-12 interiors. Sarah’s passion for interior design began in childhood and led to her changing careers to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design at Marylhurst University. Sarah’s range of life and career experiences across the United States gives her a level of depth and expertise to draw upon with every project. Her work as an interior designer at Opsis is both impactful and engaging, resulting in her recognition as an Emerging Professional by the IIDA. When she is not collaborating with her teammates and clients to arrive at smart design solutions, she is likely spending time outdoors or dancing to live music.

    email: sarahs@opsisarch.com

  • Aaron Schalon Senior Associate
    Aaron Schalon,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Senior Associate

    With a diverse background in K-12, healthcare and large-scale mixed-use design, Aaron is skilled at working closely with project designers to interpret and translate the client’s vision into a site-specific work. With an attention to detail and strong relationships with the team, contractor and client, Aaron ensures projects move seamlessly from initial planning phases to construction administration. Aaron is skilled at integrating high design expectations into technical building assemblies and sustainable design programs regardless of project type. An avid cyclist, Aaron enjoys long distance rides and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest.

    email: aaron@opsisarch.com

  • John Shorb Partner & Principal
    John Shorb,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA
    Partner & Principal

    John’s creative leadership and commitment to guiding the firm’s integrated sustainable design process continues to drive the success of high-performing arts and higher-education projects. With a lifelong career in architectural design and sustainability, John has led the design of award-winning projects on the east and west coasts including the Performing Arts Building at Reed College. Skilled in uniting people around a common cause, John firmly believes the best ideas stem from a collaborative approach to design. John is passionate about integrating sustainable design in all facets of his life, whether it be assisting clients in achieving their environmental goals or advancing the firm’s sustainable action initiatives.

    email: john@opsisarch.com

  • Fearn Smith Designer
    Fearn Smith Designer

    With a background in the culinary industry and ceramics, Fearn brings a unique design perspective and creativity to her work as an architectural designer. Realizing her interests in the built environment, Fearn pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design with a Minor in Sustainability and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon. At Opsis, Fearn utilizes her creative skill set and commitment to sustainable design to support the project teams in the creation of next-generation K-12 schools in the Pacific Northwest.

    email: fearns@opsisarch.com

  • Jon Spring Architect
    Jon Spring Architect

    A native to the east coast, Jon’s work in higher education, K-12, civic, mixed-use, office and hospitality span across the nation. Jon’s effective communication and coordination have led to the successful collaboration with projects teams on projects both near and far. With a focus on interior architecture, Jon is interested in exploring design solutions that enhance the user experience within the built environment. Outside of the studio, Jon enjoys biking, savoring microbrews, cooking and traveling.

    email: jons@opsisarch.com

  • Mark Stoller Partner & Principal
    Mark Stoller,
    AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
    Partner & Principal

    With 30 years of experience in all aspects of architecture, Mark Stoller serves as an Associate Principal at Opsis Architecture. In this role, he acts as a project leader, staff mentor, and representative of the firm. His career accomplishments include a range of complex, institutional projects, with a specific focus on educational work.

    Mark originally served as a Project Manager with Opsis from 2000 -2005, before spending ten years at Yost Grube Hall Architecture, where he focused on university and community college clients. Since rejoining our firm in 2015, Mark has served as Project Manager on several projects, including the Woodburn Alternative High School, the Beaverton Center for the Arts, and the Central Oregon Community College Master Plan. In all of his projects, Mark brings a deep understanding of client needs paired with his unwavering commitment to collaboration.

    Mark earned a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University. He is a Registered Architect in Idaho, Oregon and Washington and a LEED Accredited Professional.

    email: marks@opsisarch.com

  • David Suttle Senior Associate
    David Suttle,
    AIA, LEED AP
    Senior Associate

    David’s lifelong career in architecture began with the design of site-specific passive solar houses in Austin, Texas and spans across Maine, Texas Hill Country and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. With a background in archaeological excavations, David’s direct contact with ancient buildings and civilizations instilled within him a deep appreciation for timeless design, durable construction and space for social engagement. David enjoys collaborating with clients, partners and builders throughout the life of each project. When not seeing films at the movie theater, Suttle enjoys spending time outdoors in the great Pacific Northwest.

    email: davids@opsisarch.com

  • Jeri Tess Associate Principal & Senior Interior Designer
    Jeri Tess,
    IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate Principal & Senior Interior Designer

    Jeri’s lifelong career in space planning and interior design has resulted in the creation of memorable, timeless spaces for award-winning education, cultural and recreation projects. Working as part of an integrated project team, Jeri collaborates with her client, stakeholders and end users to design spaces that are not only beautiful but adaptable to changing needs. Jeri is committed to building strong partnerships with her clients, dedicating herself to furthering their unique visions and goals for each project. When Jeri is not leading the studio’s interior team or exploring designing for wellness, Jeri enjoys reading, cycling and seeing movies from local independent filmmakers.

    email: jeri@opsisarch.com

  • Bryce Tolene Associate
    Bryce Tolene,
    AIA
    Associate

    Bryce Tolene brings 17 years of architectural experience in higher education and K-12 project types. He is involved from the initial conception of projects through design review, permitting, pricing and construction, bringing valuable knowledge at every stage of design and project coordination. His well-rounded and attention to detail makes him an expert in exterior envelope detailing.

    Prior to relocating to Portland, Bryce worked at another design firm in Chicago for 10 years, where his work focused primarily in the higher education sector. He has served as the project architect on a range of projects, from a 20,000 SF Nanoscience Lab to a 1.2 million SF Biomedical Research Tower.

    Bryce earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University. He is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois and is currently working towards accreditation in Oregon. If he isn’t organizing a project he can be found running trail races all around the Pacific Northwest.

    email: brycet@opsisarch.com

  • Adam Wilson Associate
    Adam Wilson,
    AIA, LEED Green Associate
    Associate

    Adam specializes in utilizing digital modeling software, coupled with hands-on physical making, as tools to explore the built environment. While the project type might vary, Adam is always passionate about creating human-centered spaces – from his previous chapter in the world of public art to designing inspiring higher education and K-12 built environments for students to learn and thrive. With a love for the outdoors and the Pacific Northwest, Adam can likely be found mountain biking, camping or fly fishing with fellow Opsis team members.

    email: adamw@opsisarch.com

  • Nate Wood Associate
    Nate Wood,
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate

    A creative problem-solver, Nate displays strong initiative and inspiration in his ability to synthesize design solutions that are both technically and aesthetically resolved. Nate believes an architect’s role is first and foremost a problem solver, forever in pursuit of smart and beautiful solutions through an understanding of user needs and the unique context of each site. With an infectious sense of humor and positive attitude, Nate creates thoughtful and expressive designs in close collaboration with his project teams to realize lasting environments for K-12 and higher education projects in the region.

    email: nate@opsisarch.com

  • Susan Younie Proposal Manager
    Susan Younie Proposal Manager

    email: susany@opsisarch.com