2018 PIVOT Fellowship Application Process is Open

After a successful inaugural term, PIVOT Architecture is pleased to announce that applications for the 2018 PIVOT Fellowship are now being accepted. Applications are due January 8, 2018 and the term runs from June till 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.

More information on the PIVOT Fellowship.


Design Trip to Portland

As both an opportunity to serve as design inspiration and bring our staff together in a galvanizing experience, the entire PIVOT staff boarded a chartered bus and headed for a design field trip to Portland. During the trip, we learned a little bit about the projects that our co-workers cite as architectural inspiration and visited two noted Portland sites.

PIVOT connected with several project managers from Hacker to learn about some of the details behind the Portland Japanese Garden and the construction for First Tech Federal Credit Union.

The additions to the Portland Japanese Garden were designed by famed architect Kengo Kuma with Hacker serving as the local partner and combines traditional Japanese design with the spirit of the Pacific Northwest. The garden provides a place of tranquility while situated in the confines of the bustling metropolis. We learned how the Village House and Tea Café were intricately constructed with many locally-sourced materials.

The First Tech Federal Credit Union is a multi-phased project heavily using glulam and cross laminated timber (CLT) to decrease the carbon footprint of the 150,000 SF building. As CLT is a nascent building material in the US, for many of PIVOT’s staff it was the first time seeing it come together in a project.


PIVOT Office Closed Friday 10.13

The PIVOT office is taking an architecture  design field trip to Portland and will be closed. We will open again Monday morning. Until then, email is the best way to contact us. Find email addresses here.


River Road Elementary Grand Opening

River Road Elementary Open House

Fall is here which means school is back in session.

And students at River Road Elementary School have a new light-filled, sustainable, state-of-the-art building and we want to share it with the community.

Join us on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the neighborhood school building with a ribbon cutting, student performances and refreshments. PIVOT will be conducting architect-led tour of the school to tell the community about its innovative indoor and outdoor learning spaces.

River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School
120 W. Hilliard Ave., Eugene

Thursday, October 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

Learn more about the event.