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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.

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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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The 2018 PIVOT Fellow

PIVOT Architecture is extremely excited to announce that Evon Calabrese, a MARCH candidate at the UO, will be the 2018 PIVOT Fellow.

Evon will explore the intersection of architecture, psychology, and sociology and how those disciplines can be used with evidence-based design to improve productivity, ease anxiety, and promote wellness in spaces. She plans to investigate how evidence-based design can especially improve affordable housing complexes, educational, and institutional facilities like prisons and eldercare.

Evon holds a bachelors of fine art degree from the Massachusetts College of Design and is now pursuing a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Oregon. She worked for several years at other architecture firms including a stint in Kenya. After receiving her master’s degree she plans to pursue a Ph.D.

She will join PIVOT in early July after a study abroad in Vicenza, Italy.

Read more about Evon and 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.