Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
5:30-9:00pm
Oregon Convention Center

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.

2022 Honored Citizen, Lilian Pitt

Portrait of Lillian Pitt smiling with a bronze mask

Every fall, the Oregon architectural and building community comes together to celebrate the work and legacy of some of our most impactful contributors. This year, AFO is excited to celebrate Lillian Pitt who has helped shape our state through her work as an artist, mentor, and advocate. Lillian was born on the Warm Springs Reservation and is of Warm Springs, Wasco, and Yakima descent.

Lillian’s art has been at the heart of numerous building projects across the state and around the world. Many structures around the Pacific Northwest have been elevated by Lillian’s work. With the Confluence project, she designed the Welcome Gate for the Vancouver Land Bridge; her art also adorns Portland Tri-Met stations, the Native American Student Center at Portland State University, as well as sites in Sapporo, Japan.

Telling the story of her ancestors through her art – whether large-scale public art installations or smaller pieces of intricately designed jewelry – Lillian is an artist whose work is all around us. But her impact is not limited to the pieces she has produced. Lillian is a deeply committed mentor to numerous Indigenous artists from across the Pacific Northwest. By encouraging and cultivating the next generation of Native American artists, Lillian is ensuring that the Indigenous story of Oregon is remembered and honored.

Art is an essential part of our built environment. From public installations and sculptures to masks or jewelry, Lillian works at every level of scale. We are inspired by her ethic to consider how we might make an impact at every scale and medium we work with.

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See our past honorees

Sponsorship Opportunities

AFO works directly with sponsors to develop a mutually rewarding partnership. 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 an association with AFO highly rewarding for our sponsors. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels to fit budgetary and marketing requirements.

Sponsorship levels and benefits subject to change depending on the event location’s COVID-19 policy.

Event Sponsor at $10,000 will receive:

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo below event title on invitation, newspaper ads, events programs and projections, and media releases
  • Two seats at the President’s Table
  • Two complimentary tables (up to 16 guests) with signage, in prime location
  • Invitation for all guests to private pre-dinner patron reception
  • ½ page ad in the event program
  • Short speaking opportunity at patron reception
  • Premium wine or champagne service at dinner
  • Complimentary parking for all guests
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad
  • Year-long presence on AFO Honored Citizen web page (through May 2023)
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, FB and Instagram

Sustaining Sponsor at $7,500 will receive:

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo below event title on invitation, newspaper ads, events programs and projections, and media releases
  • One and a half complimentary tables (up to 12 guests) with signage, in prime location
  • Invitation for all guests to private pre-dinner patron reception
  • ¼ page ad in the event program
  • Complimentary parking for 3 vehicles
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad
  • Year-long presence on AFO Honored Citizen web page (through May 2023)
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, FB and Instagram

Supporting Sponsor at $5,000 will receive:

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo on invitation, newspaper ads, event programs and projections, and media releases
  • One complimentary table (up to 8 guests) with signage, in prime location
  • Invitation for 4 guests to private pre-dinner patron reception
  • Complimentary parking for 2 vehicles
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad
  • Year-long presence on AFO Honored Citizen web page (through May 2023)

Table Sponsor at $3,250* will receive:

*$2,750 for afo members of $1,000 or more

  • One guest table (up to 8 seats)
  • Table signage at event
  • Listing in event program and on projection screens
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

Half Table Sponsor at $1,625* will receive:

*$1,375 for afo members of $500 or more

  • One half guest table (up to 4 seats)
  • Table signage at event
  • Listing in event program and on projection screens
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

If you’d like to become a member please join here.

 Sponsorship Opportunities

Check out our 2022 Sponsor Packet or contact susan@af-oregon.org

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.”