Insights

SERA Welcomes Eight to Principal Group

In our 50th year as a firm, SERA has grown its expertise across diverse markets. The foundation of which is our staff, who are focused on clients, serving our community, and creating long-lasting places for people. Our leadership represents a dedication to the firm, our shared values, and a vision for our next 50 years. […]

Business Tribune: Zen and the Art of Biophilic Design

A growing body of research shows that incorporating nature into the built environment helps reduce people’s stress, increase their productivity and improve their well-being. Biophilic design is the formal moniker and interior designers are increasingly showcasing it in office spaces throughout Portland.

News Release: SERA Welcomes New Leader as Bay Area Presence Grows

San Mateo, CA — David Johnson, AIA, has joined SERA Architects as a Principal. SERA is a thriving West Coast practice with recognized leadership in private and public sector work and decades of experience with sustainable urban placemaking. SERA and Johnson’s knowledge leadership around designed environments that support health and well-being, resilience, and sustainable urbanism […]

SERA welcomes David Johnson as leader of Bay Area presence

For nearly a decade, SERA has been a trusted planning, architectural and interior design presence in the Bay Area, working with long-term clients such as Google and LinkedIn on innovative, large-scale projects. This work — and our vision for a more resilient Bay Area — led to the creation of our first-ever second office in […]

News Release: SERA-Designed LinkedIn Campus in Silicon Valley Goes Live

LinkedIn employees in Mountain View, Calif., have a new 24-acre campus to call home – and it was designed by local firm SERA Architects. More than two years in the making, the project by SERA’s Workplace studio unifies three existing, disparate office buildings and their asphalt surroundings into an intuitive, cohesive and environmentally-conscious campus. The […]

OPB: VR Is Changing The Game For Portland Architecture

If you ever started on a household project and finished with something looking completely different, you’ll surely appreciate how gaming technology is changing the built environment. Architects are making use of virtual reality to walk around buildings — before they even break ground.

Don Eggleston – the ‘E’ in SERA – Announces Retirement

This month, Principal Don Eggleston made it official: he’s retiring! After 45 years leading the firm, Don will start 2017 off with a renewed focus on family, while still working as a consultant on architectural projects around Portland. News Release: SERA Principal Don Eggleston Announces Retirement (PDF) Last week, we toasted to Don. His vision, emphasis on […]

Honoring our founder Bing Sheldon

By now, all of the city’s major publications have covered our founder’s passing with great deference. Portland City Hall even lowered their flag to the news of George “Bing” Sheldon’s passing on April 30. Mayor Charlie Hales called Bing “a man who foresaw, protected, and shaped the city we love.” His memorial is set for […]

DJC Oregon: For Women Architects, Mentors Matter

Many women in architecture say they are underrepresented in the industry, especially at upper management levels. But they also say that being mentored – and mentoring others – has helped them succeed. Here are a few of their stories.

SERA Announces Principal, Associate Principal and Associate Promotions

SERA Architects has promoted 19 employees to firm leadership, including two Principals, four Associate Principals, and 13 Associates. In addition to being named a new Associate, one employee was promoted to Director of Finance. These employees have exhibited a consistent drive to improve their work, the work of the firm, and the firm’s cultural and […]