Karen Williams Honored with 20 Under 40 Award

Karen Williams, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was honored as one of the up-and-coming leaders in the Eugene/Springfield area with a 20 Under 40 Award by the Register-Guard.

She has been active in the Southwestern Oregon chapter of the American Institute of Architects and an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon. She has been instrumental in the design and construction of Howard Elementary and River Road Elementary. In 2014, Karen was honored as the Young Architect of the Year by the American Institute of Architects.

For the 20 Under 40 Award, she was nominated by Celeste Edman, chief executive officer of Lunar Logic.

Woo hooo! Way to go Karen!


PIVOT Architecture is a Bold Steps Finalist

For the second year running, PIVOT Architecture is a finalist in the City of Eugene’s Bold Steps Award. The Bold Steps program recognizes Eugene-based sustainable businesses and represents a partnership between The City of Eugene, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, and BRING’S RE:think Business program. The award recognizes local businesses that consider and balance all three aspects of the triple bottom line – people, planet, and prosperity – thereby addressing the community’s present needs without compromising future generations. The Bold Steps award honors businesses that embody this vision and are taking bold steps in each area of the triple bottom line. PIVOT is honored to have been selected along with Coconut Bliss and Hummingbird Wholesale as a finalists. Watch the PIVOT videos for 2017 and 2016.


PIVOT Wins 2016 Shaw Contract Design Is…Global Award

PIVOT Architecture is delighted to announce that it was won a 2016 Global Award from the Shaw Contract Design Is… program for the TriMet Center Street Report Area in Portland. PIVOT is one of six global winners selected from more than 450 applicants from 32 countries. The Center Street project provides support services and break spaces for TriMet bus operators, station agents, and transportation managers at the south Portland site. The Shaw program recognizes exceptional commercial interiors from around the world.


Newly Registered Architects

PIVOT is proud to announce that two of its design staff have recently become registered architects.

people_dawn_headshotDawn Sowby, AIA, became a registered architect in Arizona in August of 2016

Ellie Johnson, AIA, became a registered architect in Oregon in October of 2016

Congratulations to these dedicated professionals who have diligently worked through the rigorous registration process. To become architects they must have earned professional degrees, have documented three years of diverse work in required specific areas of professional practice, have passed seven exams administered by the National Council of Architectural people_ellie_headshotRegistration Boards, and have passed additional exams required by the states of their registrations.  PIVOT Architecture is proud to assist with the development of its professionals, which now number 13 registered architects and two NCIDQ-certified interior designers interior designers. Our staff, like the firm itself, is characterized by a desire for learning, growth and development. Dawn and Ellie have demonstrated a commitment to their chosen profession by documenting their substantive understanding of our complex profession. Congratulations!