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2019 Hatfield Scholars Luncheon
April 3, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us and 150 other leaders in the designed and built industries to honor the history of the prestigious Senator Mark O. Hatfield Architectural Award and introduce this year’s awardees, Mohamed Fahkry, Portland State University and Zachary Sherrod, University of Oregon.
This year, we will hear from guest speaker, Alice Wiewel, the State Architect of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services Chief Financial Office. Her office develops policy for the State’s building portfolio, particularly its focus on resilience, stewardship, design excellence and sustainability.
Mohamed Fahkry, 4th year undergraduate student at Portland State University, aspires to create architecture that represents the communities he is rooted to and the communities that have shaped him, including NE Portland and Senegal, where he spent a majority of his childhood. He is passionate about finding “new and innovative approaches to build self-sustainable communities where members of all ages would be able to strive, learn, and grow to become productive, engaged, and successful members of society.” He is engaged in several volunteer organizations including the PSU Student Sustainability Center, Oregon Food Bank, Solve Oregon and Portland Adventist Community Services.
Zachary Sherrod, 4th year undergraduate student at University of Oregon, is engaged and interested in affordable housing solutions, specifically in rural Oregon communities like his hometown of La Grande. Through his Honors College thesis, he is researching the politics of affordable housing in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene where population growth has outpaced development. He aspires to serve those who need housing most through sustainable and affordable solutions. “Our pursuit of environmentalism and equity must proceed in tandem. If green architecture is to be universal, then it must be affordable.”
The luncheon raises funds for the annual monetary award while providing networking opportunities for current and past scholarship recipients and thought-provoking stories of how leaders in the built environment are contributing to the community.
About the Hatfield Architectural Award
AFO’s 1998 Honored Citizen, Senator Mark O. Hatfield, remains one of Oregon’s most respected and admired statesmen. His contributions to Oregon and the country are many, including funding for dozens of important public buildings throughout Oregon. Senator Hatfield passed away in 2011.
In honor of the late Senator’s own interest in architectural design and commitment to service, AFO’s Senator Mark O. Hatfield Architectural Award was established in 1998 to annually recognize an Oregon architecture student for their design promise and community service.
The award is given to a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate architecture program at Portland State University or the University of Oregon.