2019 Honored Citizen Dinner, Monday, October 14

Our Signature Event of the Year

Every year, the broader architecture community comes together for one night to honor the contributions of a member of our community and support the mission of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon. AFO Honored Citizens are celebrated for their significant contributions to Oregon’s designed environment. Chosen by a committee of peers from across the field, the Honored Citizen award is one of the most prestigious in the state.

Since 1993, AFO has honored public officials, community advocates, statewide organizations, philanthropists, developers, artists, architects and more. The event is held annually at the Oregon Convention Center and serves as AFO’s signature event.

2019 Honored Citizen, Joachim Grube

We are thrilled to announce AFO’s 2019 Honored Citizen, Joachim Grube, who has contributed to the built environment in Oregon and around the world for decades.

Watch the video produced by Magaurn Video Media on our honoree.

Over his career as one of the leaders in the Oregon architecture community, Joachim Grube has established himself as a true visionary who embraces innovative and purpose-driven design. You can find his influence in buildings across the state like Timberline Lodge, where he guided the implementation of the new winter entrance, and his collaborations with Pietro Belluschi on six churches including the University of Portland Chapel. Joachim’s legacy also includes creating successful partnerships between Portland architect/engineer teams and developing world professionals to design and deliver state-of-the-art facilities contributing to economic development around the world.

Joachim was born in the Free City of Danzig in 1932. At the end of World War II, he and his family found themselves in a refugee camp with thousands of other displaced people. Following repatriation to West Germany and after completion of a bricklayer apprenticeship, he graduated from the Hamburg School of Architecture. His first professional experience in Hamburg was followed by further study and an architectural internship in Berlin.

After marrying Liz, a traveling student from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, the couple decided to move to Oregon where Joachim worked at William Fletcher and SOM offices. In 1961 he was recruited by the UN to design Teacher Training Institutes across Africa as part of UNESCO’s Regional Planning Office in Khartoum, Sudan. The four year assignment was an eye-opener for the couple and their two young children, which compelled Joachim to focus his career on projects in developing countries.

Upon his return to Portland, Joachim became a founding member of Yost Grube Hall Architecture, a firm that for over 50 years has helped shape the built environment in Portland and left its mark in 45 countries overseas. But Joachim has also helped shape the lives of countless young professionals over the years. He is regarded as an artist, a mentor and an advocate for new voices. By encouraging and supporting a diverse community of architects, designers, engineers and artists, Joachim has served as a touchstone for an entire new generation of professionals.

See our past honorees

Sponsorship Opportunities

AFO works directly with sponsors to develop mutually rewarding partnerships. Our reputation for commitment to Oregon’s built environment, our constituency of a wide range of industry citizens and our strong relationship with other sponsors and donors make for highly rewarding sponsorships. Available at a variety of levels to fit budgetary and marketing requirements.

Event Sponsorship – $10,000
Event Sponsors will receive:

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo on invitation, newspaper ads, event programs and projections and media releases
  • Two seats at the President’s Table
  • One complimentary table (up to 10 guests) with signage, in prime location
  • Invitation for all guests to private pre-dinner honoree’s reception
  • Complimentary parking for all guests
  • Logo listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

Sustaining Sponsorship – $7,500
Sustaining Sponsors will receive:

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo on invitation, newspaper ads, event programs and projections and media releases
  • Two seats at the President’s Table
  • One complimentary table (up to 10 guests) with signage, in prime location
  • Invitation for 6 guests to private pre-dinner honoree’s reception
  • Complimentary parking for 3 vehicles
  • Logo listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

Supporting Sponsorship – $5,000
Supporting Sponsors will receive:

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo with “supported by” on invitation, newspaper ads, event programs and projections and media releases
  • One complimentary table (up to 10 guests) with signage, in prime location
  • Invitation for 2 guests to private pre-dinner honoree’s reception
  • Complimentary parking for 2 vehicles
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

Table Sponsorship – $3,250 non-member, $2,750 w/ membership discount*
Table Sponsors will receive:

  • One guest table (up to 10 seats)
  • Table signage at event
  • Listing in event program and on projection screens
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

*Members of $1,000 or higher are eligible for the table sponsorship discount. If you’d like to become a member please join here.

Half-Table Sponsorship – $1,625 non-member, $1,375 w/ membership discount**
Half-Table Sponsors will receive:

  • One-half of one guest table (up to 5 seats)
  • Joint table signage with assigned table-partner at event
  • Listing in event program and on projection screens
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

**Members of $500 or higher are eligible for the half-table sponsorship discount. If you’d like to become a member please join here.

Email susan@af-oregon.org to become a sponsor

Questions?

Contact:
Susan Myers
Associate Director
susan@af-oregon.org
503-542-3824

Member Spotlight

John Maternoski
Founder/Editor Portland Design Pup

“I enjoy the event because of the diversity of people it attracts – I see people there that I don’t see anywhere else… It’s a great cross-section, and I think it leads to introductions and conversations that benefit our community that wouldn’t happen elsewhere.”