John Heinen

John Heinen

Associate, Portland


Colleges I’ve attended and degrees earned
University of Minnesota (Bachelor of Arts, Studio Arts), University of Oregon (Master of Architecture)

Top 3 travel destinations
Japan, Turkey, Italy

Travel, reading, playing the guitar

Architectural influencers
Louis Kahn, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Kengo Kuma

Favorite hangout spot
My home

Car, bike or bus

Bluebeam or Adobe Reader

Fondest childhood memory
Running out the door on a warm sunny day to go out and discover something new.

Favorite nonprofit
L’Arche (International organization that creates communities for the developmentally disabled)

Hidden Talent
Making cocktails

An award I’ve won
AIA City Life Housing Competition, First Place for Rowhouses

Time of day I’m most creative

Favorite restaurant
There are so many in this city, it’s hard to keep track, though a recent visit to Little Bird was very good.

Preferred radio station
JAZZ24 (KPLU’s internet radio station)

My dream home
One with a small studio and garden in the back.

One thing that would improve our city
Bike lanes that are separated from roads and sidewalks.

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