Blog

A Year of New Talent pt. 4

Celebrating the one-year anniversaries of Valerie Reynolds, Jose Silva, and Anna Hermann. As MWA continues to grow, we want to highlight three individuals who have…

| | Read time: 6 mins.

Ryan Roepke After 10 Years with MWA

Congratulations, Ryan Roepke, on your 10-year anniversary with MWA’s Portland Infrastructure Studio. Working on some of MWA’s largest water projects, Ryan has brought immense value…

| | Read time: 3 mins.

Fifteen Years with Alfred Twu

Celebrating fifteen years with MWA’s San Francisco housing studio is Architect Alfred Twu. Alfred has worn many hats throughout his time here: he designs affordable…

| | Read time: 3 mins.

Three Attainable Goals Every Architecture Project Needs

Director of Sustainability Jean von Bargen Root presented at the 2020 Women in Construction conference. Focusing on risk management in today’s environment, Jean dives into…

| | Read time: 4 mins.

A Year of New Talent pt.3

Celebrating the one-year anniversaries of Samia Rashed and Dana Elliot As we continue getting to know the individuals that have joined MWA this year, it…

| | Read time: 4 mins.

Cost-Efficient Design and Construction

CEDC, a term coined by Walsh Construction Company, is a disciplined approach to affordable housing design and construction. CEDC applies cost efficiency principles to the…

| | Read time: 3 mins.

A Year of New Talent Pt.2

Celebrating the One-year anniversary of Fei Li and Gabriela Alija The Infrastructure Studio at MWA’s San Francisco office is celebrating the one-year anniversaries of Designer Fei Li and Project Manager Gabriela Alija.…

| | Read time: 4 mins

Five Years With Leslee Randolph

Project Manager and Associate Leslee Randolph is celebrating five years in MWA’s Portland Infrastructure Studio. With a passion for elevating the human experience and respecting the environment, Leslee brings…

| | Read time: 3 mins.

Ten Years And Counting With Shura McGraw

Celebrating 10 years with MWA is Project Accountant Shura McGraw. Working with both our Portland and San Francisco offices, Shura contributes to the success of MWA as a whole. Her love…

| | Read time: 4 mins.

A Year of New Talent

Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Bridget Basham, Ying Hong and Sangyoon Byun It’s often said that the first year with a company is the…

| | Read time: 5 mins

Ten Years with Chad Sanderson

An architect and Associate in our Portland infrastructure studio, Chad Sanderson, AIA, celebrated ten years with MWA this year. Chad has held many roles throughout his career. Still,…

| | Read time: 2 mins

A Silver Jubilee Celebration

Carlton’s Twenty-fifth MWAnniversary  A graduate of Tuskegee University, Carlton Smith, FAIA, NOMAC, joined MWA Architects in 1995 after spending the early part of his career in…

| | Read time: 4 mins

Lee Abuabara After Five Years with MWA

Celebrating five years at MWA, Lee Abuabara is an integral part of the San Francisco Affordable Housing Studio. Lee wears many hats at MWA including Designer, Job Captain and Associate in which she designs affordable…

| | Read time: 3 mins

Good Neighbors – A Design Week Portland Event Recap

Organized by: MWA Architects & University of Oregon School of Architecture & Environment Spatial Justice Initiative  In a virtual collaboration between MWA Architects and the University of Oregon School of…

| | Read time: 5 mins

Ian Flood After Ten Years with MWA

A project architect in our Portland housing studio, Ian Flood has been with MWA for ten years. A valued member of the team, he can…

| | Read time: 4 mins

We Vow to be Better

The news of late is heartbreaking, drawing attention to the ugliness of systemic racism in our country. Standing on the sidelines is not an option.…

| | Read time: 2 mins

Narrow, Not Confined

When the owners of a narrow lot in a single dwelling urban neighborhood in North Portland asked MWA to design their dream home, we were…

| | Read time: 3 mins

A Seat at the Table

A beautiful large wooden farm table to share a meal, simple and elegant benches to grace community areas, and floating bookshelves in a sharing library…

| | Read time: 4 mins

Ribbon House

Nothing gets the thinkers of MWA more fired up than when they can apply their design skills to collaborate on solutions to pressing social concerns.…

| | Read time: 3 mins

Six-foot burrito!

Yes, SIX FEET of deliciousness. And we ate the entire thing!! This is our second go at a 6-foot burrito, and we plan to keep the…

| | Read time: 1 min