Contribute to the Hatfield Architectural Award Fund

Supporting Oregon Architecture Students

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.

Congrats to our 2018 Hatfield Scholar, Lisa Patterson

2018 Scholar Lisa Patterson & keynote speaker Kevin Cavenaugh at the Hatfield Scholars Luncheon

Lisa Patterson, architecture graduate student at Portland State University and 2018 Hatfield Scholar, expresses perseverance toward community centered design, exemplary technical and artistic skill and a thoughtful approach to design execution.

Her experience at PSU has included:

  • Vast engagement in the research, community engagement and design of the Kenton Women’s Village, in which she lead the design of the modular kitchen and shower facilities – which are highlighted by the residents as their favorite feature.
  • She was selected and served as a Student Fellow for the Center For Public Interest Design, and through this role helped develop a community-based transit guide to serve underserved communities in North and South Sacramento.

Hatfield Scholars Luncheon

Applying for the Award

AFO encourages Oregon architecture students with a passion for serving their community through thoughtful, collaborative, community centered design to apply for the Hatfield Architectural Award. An essay and portfolio of work must represent candidates’ commitment to community service and design excellence.

The 2019 application deadline will be announced in November 2018.


  • Graduate or undergraduate student currently enrolled in University of Oregon or Portland State University architecture program
  • Legal Resident of the United States
  • Demonstrated ability for quality architectural design and academic achievement
  • Commitment to community service

Application Requirements

  • 2018 Hatfield Application Cover Sheet
  • One-page essay addressing community service to date and future plans for relating quality design and community involvement
  • Design portfolio with three examples of architectural work – if group project, indicate applicant’s role – maximum of 3 pages per project
  • Current transcript with GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation emailed directly to (combination of architectural faculty and community members) addressing candidate’s achievement and potential in design and commitment to community service
  • 2019 DUE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED – send all application components in one PDF no larger than 5MB to

Portfolios, essays, transcripts and reference letters are evaluated by a committee of AFO board members and representatives. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by the end of February.

The selected applicant will be asked to attend our annual Hatfield Scholars Luncheon to receive their award.

Previous applicants who have not received an award are welcomed and encouraged to reapply.

2017 – William Chandler
2015 – Genevieve Wasser & Matthew Rusnac
2014 – Kiara Galicinao
2013 – Laura Levenberg
2012 – Annie Ledbury
2011 – April Ng & Cameron P Cole
2010 – Amy Perenchio
2008 – Lorraine Glynn
2007 – Adrienne Leverette
2006 – Matthew Brown
2006 – Merit Awards – Daniel Toole & Emily Knudsen
2004 – Matthew Brown
2003 – Richard A. Meakins & Nathaniel McCoy
2002 – Trevor W. Lewis
2001 – Eric C. Black
2000 – Benjamin P. Gates
1999 – John F. Lopez
1998 – Timothy D. Keil

Scholar Spotlight

Willy Chandler
2017 Hatfield Scholar Portland State Un.

“The scholarship enabled me to take part in a design build trip to Ecuador with PSU and the Center for Public Interest Design. The recognition also certainly played a part in my securing a job with Architectural Nexus, an office grounded in a philosophy of environmental stewardship and social equity.”


Candice Agahan
Admin & Program Assistant

Check back in November for 2019 application info & deadline