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.