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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 […]

CLSB Named 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten Project

Portland, Ore. – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) recognized the Collaborative Life Sciences Building and Skourtes Tower (CLSB) for its sustainable architecture and ecological design that serve to protect and enhance the environment. CLSB is one of only ten projects in the nation to receive this honor […]

SERA Architects Expands Presence in the Bay Area

Clark Brockman, Principal with SERA Architects, is moving to Silicon Valley to begin the process of establishing a SERA branch office there, supporting the firm’s growing body of work in the Bay Area. SERA is currently beginning to recruit new staff members to work in a Silicon Valley office. Job openings are currently advertised on […]

Portland Business Journal: Pearl District’s first hotel is under construction

The industrial strength thumping sound ringing through the Pearl District may be unfamiliar to newcomers, but is a welcome sign of economic revival after four years of relative silence. The thumping is the sound of construction crews driving piles into the ground for the foundation of the 225-room Residence Inn by Marriott. The Pearl District’s […]

Portland Business Journal: J.E. Dunn hits South Waterfront milestone

J.E. Dunn Construction hits a major milestone this week as it tops out the $295 million Collaborative Life Sciences Building on the Schnitzer Campus at Portland’s South Waterfront. It’s been almost one year since Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber led the state’s education leaders in breaking ground on the project, 2750 S.W. Moody Ave. J.E. Dunn, the contractor […]

Metropolis: Innovation for Hire

Disappointment has become an everyday feeling since 2008 for those of us in the design and construction fields, as we saw too many of our pet projects dematerialize. But the loss is especially painful when a project has more potential for innovation than others. For me, the recent decision of the Oregon State Legislature not […]

Oregonian: New $20 million Central City Concern building opens in Old Town

After 13 months of construction, Central City Concern opened a $20 million building this week to serve homeless and impoverished people with mental health issues. Called The Old Town Recovery Center, the building is at Northwest Broadway and West Burnside Street and will replace Central City Concern’s 12th Avenue Recovery Center. It updates and expands […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Firms See Value in Teamwork Under One Roof

When SERA Architects bid to design the Collaborative Life Sciences Building for the Oregon University System, the firm knew the project timeline was short. Design started in May, and the building needs to be ready for Portland State University staff by July 2013. Donald Eggleston, SERA president and principal, believed there was only one way […]