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A Decade of Design with Diana

This summer, we’re celebrating the milestone anniversary that marks a decade of design with Diana Moosman, MWA’s Lead Design Architect in the Portland Housing Studio. We appreciate each contribution that …
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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 become integral members of our …
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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 and skill to the firm …
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Monica Clarke’s 45 Year Journey in Marketing for Architecture

After 45 years of leading proposals for architecture, our star Proposal Coordinator, Monica Clarke, is officially retiring. Monica has built lasting relationships within our firm, and we are thankful for …
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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 housing and infrastructure and is …
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Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint – One Step at a Time

Like many companies in 2020, MWA Architects closed our office doors due to the pandemic. Beginning in March, the office was essentially vacant. Even so, our office produced 35.1 metric …
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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 the importance of setting attainable …
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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 is our pleasure to introduce …
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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 overall design of a building and …
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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. Having spent …
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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 value …
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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 …
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Five Steps to Boost Employee Satisfaction Within Your Firm

Want to create a safe and welcoming environment for all your employees? Have you been struggling to represent minorities within your firm? We are here to help. MWA’s Director of …
Elliott In Portland Office

Putting the “Tech” in Architecture – Five Years with Elliott Ruzicka

In our Portland infrastructure studio, Architect Elliott Ruzicka is celebrating five years with MWA this month. As our laboratory design specialist and go-to tech genius, Elliott is a heavily relied …
Golden Gate Bridge and Portland Oregon Sign

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 most difficult. Trying to navigate …
Ten Years with Chad Sanderson

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, his enduring …
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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 commercial architecture. In the early …
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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 …
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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 …
Ian Flood After Ten Years with MWA

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 always be relied on to …
We Vow to be Better

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. It is past time for …
New Leaders Join the Ranks as MWA Looks to our Next 30 Years

New Leaders Join the Ranks as MWA Looks to our Next 30 Years

2019 started with a bang for MWA! Having just finished our 30th year in business, we are excited about the next 30 with promotions of several staff members into new …
Narrow, Not Confined

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 excited by the possibilities despite …
A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

A seat at the table …
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