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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.

Project

Notice of Meeting: Chintimini Senior Community Center Building and Chintimini Park

The City of Corvallis will conduct an informational meeting about two upcoming construction projects planned to begin June 2019 at the Chintimini Senior Community Center Building and Chintimini Park. The meeting will be held March 5, 2019 at 3:00 at the Chintimini Senior Community Center located at 2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis, Oregon 97330. The meeting is non-mandatory.

The projects include:

Building and Site Improvements. The work consists of construction of an approximately 2,500 sf, one story addition and renovation of approximately 4,450 sf existing building area to the Chintimini Senior Community Center in Corvallis, Oregon, construction of an approximately 41,500 sf parking lot, and associate site improvement around the building and parking lot. The building addition is wood framed on a concrete slab with a sloped roof.

Park Improvements.  Improvements to the northwest corner of the existing park, including new park equipment, concrete curbs and sidewalks, improved playground, installation of new restroom building, pickleball courts, fencing, and other improvements as shown on the drawings.

News

2019 PIVOT Fellowship Application Process is Open

After two successful years, PIVOT Architecture is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 PIVOT Fellowship are now being accepted. Application deadline is March 1, 2019. The Fellowship term runs from June to September.


The Fellowship is open to University of Oregon BARCH, BIARCH, MARCH, and MIARCH students for the summer preceding their final year of study. One student will be selected following an application process that includes review of the candidates’ proposals for a project of their choice to be executed over the summer of the Fellowship.

2017 PIVOT Fellow Clay Neal focused on the “Missing Middle” housing in Eugene. Clay is now a designer with PIVOT Architecture.

2018 Fellow Evon Calabrese studied the intersection of architecture, psychology, and sociology. She is now completing the final year of her MARCH program at the University of Oregon.

More information on the PIVOT Fellowship.

 

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Yachats RFPD New Station is Out to Bid

PIVOT is excited to announced that sealed bids for Yachats Rural Fire Protection District New Main Station are being accepted until May 8.

General construction services are needed for the construction of a new fire station and free-standing storage building along with earthwork, site improvements including grading, pavement, utilities, and landscaping to connect the new building to Highway 101. The project also includes the relocation of a non-fish bearing creek which is restricted to the In Water Work season as defined by the State of Oregon.

The site is 2056 Highway 101 North. It is on the east side of Highway 101 at the north end of Yachats.

Bid documents can be downloaded after April 9 at 10 am at PIVOT’s file transfer site. Submit bids to Yachats RFPD, at 215/217 W. 2nd St, Yachats, OR 97498, before 3 pm May 8. Bids will be opened right after the deadline.

For more information, check the DJC’s listing.