Watch our 2020 program celebrating Oregon Teachers

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.

2020 Honored Citizens, Oregon Teachers

Architects in Schools teachers, students and volunteers across Oregon

Each year, teachers across Oregon help us deliver our Architects in Schools program to over 5,400 elementary school students. Together with volunteer design and building professionals, they are AFO’s first responders and we couldn’t bring the power of design to Oregon kids without them!

On Wednesday, October 28, we celebrated our 2020 Honored Citizens, Oregon Teachers. Thank you to all of our members, sponsors, volunteers and supporters for showing up for Oregon Teachers and for AFO. With your support we are able to continue spreading design education across the state through educational programs like Architects in Schools, Hip Hop Architecture and the Hatfield Architectural Award.

Our 2020 Honored Citizen program kicked off with a cocktail demo by Joe Kim and friends from 5 Fusion in Bend. We then experienced a beautiful performance by local opera singer, Onry. We heard from a few of our Honored Citizens, Oregon Teachers, and then welcomed our main guest speakers of the night, Zalika Gardner and Marsha Williams of KairosPDX – an education nonprofit focused on transforming education through a model built on love and inclusion that elevates the voices of historically underserved children, their families and their communities.

If you weren’t able to join us that evening, you can watch the virtual program here

Event Program and Agenda

 

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

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.

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

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo below event title on invitation, newspaper ads, event programs and projections
  • Complimentary registration for up to 20 guests
  • Dinner delivery to 4 households
  • Cocktail kits and swag bags with local specialties
  • 4 copies of the new book about John Yeon’s historic work, Of Barns and Palaces by John Cava
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad
  • Year-long presence on AFO Honored Citizen web page (August 2020-August 2021)
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo below event title on invitation, newspaper ads, events programs and projections
  • Complimentary registration for up to 15 guests
  • Dinner delivery to 3 households
  • Cocktail kits and swag bags with local specialties
  • 2 copies of the new book about John Yeon’s historic work, Of Barns and Palaces by John Cava
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad
  • Year-long presence on AFO Honored Citizen web page (August 2020-August 2021)
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Sustainers – $2,400 (member)/$2,600 (non-member)
Sustainers will receive:

  • Complimentary Registration for up to 10 guests
  • Listing in event program and on projection screens
  • 5 Swag bags with local specialties
  • 1 copy of the new book about John Yeon’s historic work, Of Barns and Palaces by John Cava
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

Contributors – $1,400 (member)/$1,600 (non-member)
Contributors will receive:

  • Complimentary Registration for up to 6 guests
  • Listing in event program and on projection screens
  • 3 Swag bags with local specialties
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

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

AFO will source food and beverage for swag bags from minority-owned Oregon businesses whenever possible.

Questions about sponsorship? Email 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.”