Save the date for October 10
Dine & Design
Our summer event series
Nomination deadline approaching! Nominate an emerging professional, today!

Oregon’s Next recognizes the achievements and community contributions that emerging professionals in the AEC industry are making. Today’s leadership knows that future opportunities and challenges can be met with the energy of our bright and dedicated rising stars in our field. By awarding Oregon’s Next at Honored Citizen, we can both recognize the lifelong achievements of our honorees while showcasing our support for promising generations to come.

We welcome YOU to nominate individuals for Oregon’s Next. As we collectively work towards welcoming more voices into the architecture, engineering, and construction fields, who stands out as embodying this welcoming, inclusive mindset?

Nomination Deadline: July 10
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Join us for mingling and inspiration at the Kirovski residence while sampling tasty hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne.

You’ll find endless ingenuity in this gorgeous light filled and elegantly crafted new home perched at the top of an oversized lot on the east side of Council Crest. The home balances refined design details and natural materials with high performance building techniques.

Our summer Dine & Design event series is a fundraiser benefitting AFO programming, including Architects in Schools and AFO scholarships.

Wednesday, July 17
Southwest Portland

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Oregon’s Next Nomination Deadline, 7/10, 11:59pm
Nominate a community-focused emerging professional in the design and building industry.

Dine & Design: Bubbles & Bites in Council Crest, 7/17, 5:30-7:30pm, Southwest Portland
Join us for mingling and inspiration at the Kirovski residence while sampling tasty hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne.

Dine & Design: A Toast to Brooks Gunsul, 7/24, 5:30-7:30pm, ZGF Architects, Portland
Toast the impact of Oregon Architect and AFO co-founder Brooks Gunsul with friends at ZGF's newly-renovated office and deck.
Registration opening soon.

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Staff Spotlight! 🔦 As of yesterday, Keith Knowles, husband of Kim Knowles, AFO’s Associate Director of Architects in Schools, embarked on a 3,500+ km challenge along the 2024 Tour de France route in an effort to raise £1,000,000 for Cure Leukaemia, the official charity partner of the Tour de France. Today, Sunday, June 23, Keith is riding nearly 124 miles wearing a bib (as seen in the image) in honor of Susan Myers, AFO’s Associate Director. Join us in celebrating Susan‘s decades in remission by helping Keith meet his $50,000 fundraising goal for Cure Leukaemia!

Sending strength and perseverance to Keith on this amazing journey, and to Susan and all those impacted by blood cancer. AFO would not be what it is without Susan and we are so happy to have her with us today!

Follow Keith's journey @keithkannoli


@thetour21 sees a team of 25 amateur cyclists, take on the world’s most grueling cycling challenge by riding the full Tour de France route, one week ahead of the professionals. The team will follow the same route and will ride over 3,500km in just 21 days – all to raise over £1,000,000 for Cure Leukaemia, the official charity partner of the Tour de France.
Help us make our pilot year a success! 

In partnership with @diversityindesign, @comma.psugd, and AFO, Formation is a paid mentorship program for college level Black, Indigenous, and students of color studying design degrees in Portland. The program will match up local college juniors and seniors of color with established design professionals of color and give all participants a stipend for their time. Our goal is to help college students build relationships and their professional network so they can thrive in the design industry once they’ve graduated.

Your firm sponsorship or personal donation is an investment in Portland's design community, and a push for a more diverse future workforce. We welcome you to join our efforts and help us raise $20K for the 2024-25 school year program!

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Join us for REFRESH at the not-yet-open University of Oregon Northeast Campus in the Concordia neighborhood!

REFRESH is an annual mixer and jovial networking opportunity for design and building professionals, especially emerging individuals working to advance their career prospects, to enhance connections across the industry. 

Enjoy a sneak peek and behind-the-scenes tour of the campus building renovations. The transformation is truly a slice of PNW design talent, with multiple firms involved in breathing new life into the university. Enjoy refreshments and networking with peers on the library and learning center patio and take optional tours through the reimagined buildings. This will surely be a REFRESH to remember!

Tuesday, June 25
UO Northeast Campus, Portland

Thank you to our sponsors!
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Architects in Schools Summer Camp
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