Insights

Work Design Magazine Competition Success!

Back in June, two teams from the SERA workplace studio submitted for an international competition hosted by Work Design Magazine. We are proud to announce that both submissions made it to the finals — one receiving an honorable mention, and the other named WINNER!   With the ongoing pandemic, the competition posed a less idealistic question […]

SERA’s 2020 Sustainability Action Plan is Live!

Although nature doesn’t need an action plan to thrive, we’ve found that having a framework to articulate our vision and set a course of action, helps keep us vital. In 2011, SERA created its first Sustainability Action Plan, and we’re excited to announce the launch of our fourth update. Because sustainability plays such a central […]

SERA Staff Band Together for Face Shield Shortage

Last week our Lead Visualization Specialist Brian Stevens turned his dining room into a production zone. Brian joined SERA employees across the city — and people around the world — lending their technological capabilities and resourcefulness to produce face shields desperately needed by community and healthcare workers as protection against Coronavirus. After bringing home SERA’s […]

SERA’s Working From Home!

We live in interesting times. COVID-19 has changed the world. The simple rule (or recommendation, depending on your location) to stay home and stop socializing throws many of our deepest held assumptions and habits into turmoil, especially around how we approach work. At SERA, we’ve taken steps similar to many of our peer organizations: we’re […]

Meet SERA’s New Net Zero Emerging Leaders Intern!

Last fall, the Energy Trust of Oregon awarded six area firms a “Net Zero Emerging Leaders” grant to support in-house energy savings reporting on their projects. SERA was one of those six! And while we’ve been meticulously tracking this data as part of the 2030 Commitment for more than 10 years now, staff saw an […]

NOW OPEN: Memorial Design Competition for Steve Prefontaine

On May 30, 1975, one of Oregon’s most famous Olympians, runner Steve “Pre” Prefontaine, left a party in his butterscotch MG convertible and at a curve along Eugene’s Skyline Boulevard, flipped the car and died before being freed. The site of his death — at a hard-to-find basalt outcropping on a hillside — became known […]

Congratulations, New SERA Associates!

SERA’s principal group is proud to announce 20 new Associates, with an additional three staff members rising to the Senior Associate level. The Associates program at SERA recognizes high-performing and firm-focused individuals who add value to our practice. The Senior Associates title is bestowed upon employees with an additional aptitude or role in business development […]

How Are We Doing? SERA’s JUST Label Lets Us Know

In a little bit of sleuthing on our website, you’ll find that “SERA is committed to a greater level of employee engagement and entrepreneurial involvement than is customarily found in an architectural firm.” If you’re the kind of person who says, “OK, that sounds interesting, but can you give me an example?” then this blog […]

BusinessWire: SERA Architects Hires Veronica Hinkley Reck to Lead Expansion of California Housing Practice

OAKLAND, Calif. — SERA Architects, a multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm committed to sustainable placemaking, today announced that it has hired Veronica Hinkley Reck as the Director of Housing, California. In this role, Hinkley Reck will lead the ongoing growth of the firm’s Oakland-based Housing Studio through innovative, high-quality designs that address the state’s crucial […]