As the tumultuous year winds down and 2021 quickly approaches, we find ourselves reflecting. Despite the remote work learning curve and other challenges, we managed to meet milestones for projects as near as Eugene and as far away as Seattle. We’ve also been fortunate enough to land important new work, small and large, to solidify our prospects heading into the new year. Here are some of our observations:
Congratulations to Stephanie Robert, IIDA, NCIDQ, PIVOT Architecture’s newest NCIDQ-certified interior designer!
NCIDQ certification is recognized as obtaining a high level of proficiency in interior design, its principles, and having a commitment to the profession. To be certified, a designer must pass exams that cover seven core competencies of interior design including code regulations, building systems, construction standards, project coordination, and other areas.
“I’m excited to earn this certification because it gives me an advanced set of tools to help our clients and shows my commitment to the industry,” Stephanie said. “I feel like this training will help me raise my ability as an interior designer to the next level.”
Certification assures that interior designers meet industry standards for aesthetics as well as regard for the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The certification is administrated by Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ).
Stephanie joins fellow PIVOT Interior Designer Theresa Maurer and architects Kelley Howell, Katie Hall, and Jenni Rogers in earning her certification.
Congratulations to Principal Kelley Howell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, PIVOT Architecture’s newly-certified Oregon Department of Education schools assessor.
ODE’s assessor training helps architects—with a certain level of experience working with schools—understand the unique requirements for reporting to the department’s Technical Assistance and OSCIM programs.
Kelley has worked with a number of school districts including Eugene 4J, Marcola, Wallowa, and the Corvallis School District where she is leading the renovations of Cheldelin Middle School, the Harding Center, Corvallis High School, and Crescent Valley High School. In earning this certification, Kelley joins fellow PIVOT Principal John Stapleton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, who is also ODE certified.
“Working with school districts if very gratifying,” Kelley said “The improvements we make are helping the community in some cases for decades to come.”
She is now eligible to conduct Facilities Assessments and Long-Range Facility Plans for school districts looking to then apply for funding from the state’s OSCIM program.