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Former Partner Dick Bryant Passes Away

Richard “Dick” Bryant, AIA, a longtime partner of the firm who piloted a number of projects with school districts and was instrumental to PIVOT’s early success, died December 12. He was 70 years old. He retired from the firm in 2003.

In 1974, Dick began his long architectural career in Eugene with William W. Wilson and Associates later growing the company to Wilson, Bryant, Gunderson and Seider Architecture and Planning. Thanks in part to Dick’s leadership, the firm evolved to WBGS Architecture and Planning and to become one of the largest architecture firms in the Willamette Valley. The firm changed its name to PIVOT Architecture in 2006.

“Without Dick’s five-year plan for more responsibility and firm ownership, as well as instilling in us the confidence that Dick, Eric Gunderson, and I could be the next generation of firm leaders,” said Bill Seider, FAIA, “our careers would have certainly followed a very different path, and PIVOT Architecture would likely not be the family we are today.”

Among the many projects during his 29-year tenure with the firm, Dick designed Bohemia Elementary School in Cottage Grove and other school buildings in Brookings, Corvallis, Florence, Junction City, and Philomath. He also designed the building for the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis.

Dick was born and grew up in Portland before moving to Bellevue, WA. He attended the University of Washington and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1970.

Dick was an Oregon-registered architect and gave much to the profession throughout his career. He served as president of the American Institute of Architects Southwestern Oregon chapter on two separate terms, was the president of AIA Oregon, and served for many years on the AIA-OR’s Legislative Committee. After retiring from WBGS in 2003, Dick opened his own small architectural firm in Corvallis, Alta Vista Design.

Dick is survived by his wife Nancy, son Eric, granddaughter Mariah, brother Joe, and sister Kathleen. He will be greatly missed.

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PIVOT Architecture Announces New Principal

PIVOT Architecture is pleased to announce the appointment of John Stapleton as the newest Partner.

Stapleton has been an integral part of the PIVOT team since 2007, and spent more than 15 years in the construction industry prior to joining the architecture world. He is a LEED accredited professional – contributing to the health, wellness, and long-term sustainability of structures in the Willamette Valley – and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

“John brings big-picture and strategic thinking to our partnership group,” explains Partner Kari Turner. “He’s connected to a variety of industries and is passionate about leveraging those connections to enhance our community. He’s always looking for ‘what comes next.’” And Partner Tobias Barwood agrees: “John’s view is long and broad, as many strong thinkers tend to be.”

During his time at PIVOT, Stapleton has become an expert and invaluable resource in a myriad of sectors. His research and insight into Career Technical Education (CTE) has made him an industry leader on the future of Kindergarten through 12th grade educational infrastructure. His education work in the greater Eugene area includes the recent construction of Howard and River Road Elementary Schools and remodeling projects for schools in Monroe. But his talent extends beyond local school districts. Stapleton’s work can be seen at Lane Transit District, TriMet in Portland, Oregon Country Fair, and multiple private facilities around Lane County.

“I’m honored by the trust and confidence shown by the PIVOT Partners in offering me this opportunity,” says Stapleton. “I look forward to the years of good work we’ll be doing together for our clients and community.”

Now with six Principals, PIVOT continues to be one of the largest and most influential architecture firms in the region. In addition to Stapleton, Turner, and Barwood, PIVOT Partners include Larry Banks, Kelley Howell, and Curt Wilson.

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City of Corvallis
Chintimini Senior and Community Center
Building and Site Improvement Project

 

Sealed bids for the construction of improvements to Chintimini Senior and Community Center Building and associated site improvements, Project No. 673237, will be received at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1310 SW Avery Park Dr. Corvallis, OR 97333, until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2019 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read.

The work consists of:

Building Addition.  The approximate 2,500 sf building addition is comprised of a concrete foundation, concrete slab on grade, wood framed walls and roof structure, single ply roofing, fire sprinklers, HVAC system, and power, lighting, and low voltage systems, and other improvements as shown on the drawings.

Building Renovation.  The approximate 5,500 sf existing building renovation includes office relocations, lobby and reception improvements, restroom improvements, MEP improvements, addition of a fire sprinkler system, the addition of a new entrance and vestibule, casework, and other improvements as shown on the drawings.

Parking lot improvements.  A new parking lot with earthwork, paving, pavement markings, landscaping, lighting, storm water management upgrades, and other improvements as shown on the drawings.

Other site improvements.  Site improvements, including developed courtyard space north and south of the existing building, sidewalks, enhanced plant areas, irrigation improvements, fencing to screen equipment, site amenities, utilities serving the building and other improvements as shown on the drawings.

The bid documents for this project will be available for downloading on March 14, 2019 after 9 am, from http://www.publicpurchase.com.  Hard copies will be available for viewing at the mandatory pre-bid meeting. All who are known by the City to have received a complete set of the document will receive notification when additional items are posted through Public Purchase.

This is a public works contract subject to ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting is required for this project.  There are two dates available, Wednesday, March 20th and Tuesday, March 26th.  Contractors are required to attend ONE of the pre-bid meetings.  Both of the mandatory meetings will be held at Chintimini Senior & Community Center located at 2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330.  Parking in this area can be difficult.  Please allow time for locating parking.

The mandatory pre-bid meetings will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. Potential bidders arriving more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted.

The City encourages small, minority- and women-owned businesses to bid.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Rochefort, 541-766-6468. Hearing and Speech Impaired: Contact Oregon Telecommunications Service 7-1-1.

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PIVOT Architecture Announces New Hires

 

PIVOT is pleased to welcome new team members!

 

Rakshya Gauchan, Associate AIA, is a designer with a background in Architecture and Urban Design. Prior to joining PIVOT, Rakshya worked at various architecture firms in Toronto and Calgary. She is a place-maker at heart and wields ample creativity in sustainable design. Rakshya has a Masters of Architecture from University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

 

Luis Erazo is a maker of things, a product designer, and a multimedia fabricator. With a Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon in tow, he expanded his glassblowing artistry working for a local glass company. Luis brings his extensive knowledge of fabrication to PIVOT’s design culture and is an engaged team member on several active projects.

 

Josh Gren is PIVOT’s new marketing coordinator. He comes from an arts background where, over the last decade, he created signature marketing campaigns for non-profit arts organizations in the Midwest and along the West Coast. Josh holds an MBA and an MFA from California State University, Long Beach.

 

 

Michelle Schuett comes to PIVOT from the great outdoors where she has worked in youth job training and environmental conservation projects. She brings diverse experience and strong project management skills to her new role as PIVOT’s Project Assistant. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Park and Tourism Science from Texas A&M University.