PIVOT Architecture is pleased to announce that Principal Curt Wilson has been appointed Interim Executive Director of AIA Oregon – the premiere advocacy group for architects in the state. The new appointment means that Curt will be transitioning out of the PIVOT family over the next few months. He will continue to support his clients and be a strong leader in the office through late-summer. “Curt’s enthusiasm and way of caring about his clients has inspired our team here at PIVOT for many years,” says Principal John Stapleton. “His boundless energy and leadership have been immeasurably impactful in the firm and community,” adds Principal Larry Banks. “We know he will bring that same enthusiasm to his new position with AIA Oregon.”
Curt joined PIVOT shortly after graduating with a Master’s Degree from University of Oregon in 1990. He was made a firm Partner in 1999. He holds an architecture license in four states. During his 29 years at PIVOT, Curt has worked tirelessly – always putting his relationships with clients first. In addition to his design work and leadership, Curt has been a staunch advocate for Oregon architects though his role of Vice President of Legislative Affairs for AIA Oregon. Curt’s experience and advocacy make him uniquely suited to take on the Executive Director role for the organization – representing and guiding architects throughout the state. “Curt has an amazing passion for architecture,” praises Principal Kari Turner. “In his new role, he will be able to channel that passion for the good of the profession and for all of us who work within the field of design and construction.”
Of course, Curt’s valued relationships extend beyond his clients to the entire PIVOT staff. “I am so grateful to have worked with Curt for the last 12 years at PIVOT,” says Principal Kelley Howell. “His energy, commitment, and drive have left a strong imprint in my professional development. I know he will make an excellent leader in the AIA Oregon community.” And Principal Toby Barwood, who has been partners with Curt for more than 10 years, agrees. “When we heard he was picked to lead AIA Oregon,” says Barwood, “it seemed like a natural fit. We couldn’t be more excited.”
All 35 members of the PIVOT team are appreciative for the time and dedication Curt has given to the firm during the last three decades and are looking forward to seeing the bright future ahead for Curt, PIVOT, and architecture in Oregon.
About PIVOT Architecture
PIVOT Architecture has been shaping the communities of the Willamette Valley and beyond for more than 60 years. Their 35 employees provide architecture, planning, and inspired interior design services to a variety of public and private clients. Projects range from office remodels to new school campuses and from industrial facilities in smaller communities to iconic transit stations in cities throughout the western United States.