Clayton Arrowood


Explores, expands, & innovates in the wonder of architecture. It runs in the family. Fresh from the University of Kentucky. Enters design competitions in his spare time. Also drawn to visual arts & welding. Stand back and watch the sparks fly!

Larry Banks

Principal, Architect

For decades, he has helped chart our course. Calm under pressure, he leads complex projects. His intelligence, knowledge, and encouragement inspire our growth. He navigates complexities, earns peers’ respect, clients’ praise.

Waymon Banks


Started in construction. Carpenter. Liked to figure out how things fit together. Architecture undergrad at A&M. Texas roots. MARCH at UO for sustainable side of the field. A paper airplane every day with his 3 kids. PIVOT figured out we fit together.

Toby Barwood

Principal, Architect

Light heart, humor, creative spirit. Makes the everyday space special. Deep, broad expertise: punchy remodels, elegant transit stations. Driven & thoughtful, leads office and projects with humility. Empowers those around him.

Scott Clarke

Associate, Architect

Versed in the minutiae of technical details & big, abstract ideas. Likes things classical from cars to music. Teaches UO architecture studios. Focuses office discussion about design. Deep understanding of how things are made.

Jacky Gomez


Master of Architecture from the UO, BAs in math, art from Eastern Oregon. Hands-on construction experience in concrete, carpentry, cabinet making. Equally comfortable fishing, on motorcycles, playing classical piano, surfing.

Katie Hall

Associate, Architect

Architect with a winning smile as big as her talent. Cal Poly grad with energy & creativity to keep our design juices flowing. Focused, detailed, delightful, & involved. Vital to our retail, transit, & public safety projects.

Kelley Howell

Principal, Architect

With awareness, she hears it all: big picture, subtleties, uncovers magic. From Florida, now deeply rooted here. Thoughtful designer and leader. Shepherds housing, public projects. Walks her dogs. Embraces Oregon’s radiance.

Ellie Johnson


An architect who effectively advances project goals. A joy to collaborate with. Her experience is broad: Master of Architecture, historic building documentation, medical clinic design and, even, cost estimation.

Shirin Majlesein


Holds master’s degree from University of Tehran. Designed diplomatic, residential buildings in Iran. Won travel awards and national design competition for a bridge across Haraz River. At home, her easel has a canvas waiting.

Theresa Maurer

Associate, Interior Designer

High standards, thoughtful human-centered design, client service. Quick thinker, juggles many projects with savvy, humor. Color & finish selection, sustainability, workplace strategy trends. What don’t we rely on her for?

Melody Meek


She likes building things – forts near Yellowstone, post-Katrina New Orleans construction, renovating an old Kansas City house. Visualizes complexity, resolves constraints, finds elegance. Can-do attitude. PIVOT approved.

Kate Miller


Throw anything at her, she’ll respond with grace. Presses through adversity yet remains effervescent; it’s rare. Helps her on the motocross track, essential to raising her daughter. Wears many hats, PIVOT benefits from all.

Alisha Moreno

Administrative Assistant

PIVOT’s ultimate planner & organizer. Came from the desert for the rain, trees, & clouds. A certified yoga instructor, health & wellness make her happy. So do dancing & anything on the water. Be greeted by her broad smile as you walk in our door.

Tom Moss


Born in Britain, raised in Idaho. Switched gears in school too. From astrophysics to architecture at the UO. NPR’s fastest moving listener. Nerd to all things. Watch the clock speed of this guitar playing, politics wonk.

Craig Runyon

Marketing Coordinator

Knows what’s necessary, executes. Ideal communications/marketing skills. Career as journalist & graphic designer prepared him to be our voice. Explains our delight, value. Watch him follow curiosity, speak clearly & discover.

Bill Seider

Principal, Architect

Thoughtful, confident, insightful. Unwavering professionalism, legendary intuition. Sets pace, tone of firm. Umbrella on a rainy day. Raised in New York City, educated in Oklahoma. His sensibilities: pure Northwest.

Sam Slack


Native of Coos Bay, has Oregon & architecture in his blood. Worked at his dad’s firm while getting a BARCH at the UO. Six seasons commercial fishing in AK. Kayaks take him to wild and remote rivers. Can’t wait to see where architecture takes him.

John Stapleton

Associate, Architect

Past life as a contractor with architecture and engineering training. He knows how to build his dreams. Harmonizes big ideas with focused details. Add a deep interest in sustainability and you have a talented architect.

Francisco Toledo


Perhaps PIVOT’s most worldly employee. Lived in China & Mexico. Traveled all over learning from different flavors & cultures. BARCH from the UO. Humble and unassuming. Easy smile & sense of humor to match. His spirit animal? The Teddy Bear.

Kari Turner

Principal, Architect

Good humor, easy going. Draws best from others to make complex projects breezy. Behind many creative transit projects. Questions design ideas with warmth & humanity. Designs engaging, iconic, places accessible to all.

Karen Williams


From London via Florida. Actor, speaker, architect with head for complex buildings. Leadership force with Women in Architecture, AIA (won ‘14 Young Architect award). Loves Oregon: hiking, climbing, yoga, singing in the rain.

Angela Wilson

Accounting Administrator

Volunteer, dog lover, numbers person. Away from the office, helping the community's homeless, schools, animals. Using her accounting experience while in, insuring that i’s dotted, t’s crossed. All with great energy.

Curt Wilson

Principal, Architect

Can-do spirit, straight answers. Counsel for public process, bonds, design, construction administration. Copious expertise & enthusiasm. Projects large or small. Remodel or entire campus. Multi-phase or one. Gets it done!