People, Projects & Ideas

Check out the latest news, our recent work and ideas, and the happenings with all things Soderstrom.

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Congratulations to Our Newest Associate

In recognition of her exceptional contributions and talent, Erica Jankowski has been promoted to associate.

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Hadlock Student Center Wins 1st Place at the DJC TopProjects Awards

The Daily Journal of Commerce awarded its top prize in the category of Education – New Construction to the new recreation center at George Fox University.

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A Toast to Exciting News! Soderstrom Architects and Laurence Ferar and Associates Have Merged

We are thrilled to announce that the award-winning firm of Laurence Ferar and Associates has joined Soderstrom Architects as our new winery and distillery design studio.

Announcing Our New Promotions

Congratulations to Kay Harris, Meagan Baker, and Stephanie Doeing-Nicoletti on their recent promotions.

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Back in the Classroom with Architects in Schools

School may be out for the summer, but we’re still reminiscing about the great time we had participating in Architects in Schools. Read our Q&A with Emily Matis about what the program was like and how she taught kids to design houses for superheroes.

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Rebuilding Together

How many architects does it take to repaint a closet? (Answer: at least two.) At this year’s Rebuilding Together, we rolled up our sleeves to perform home repairs for a local homeowner in need.

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Designing for Safety and Inclusion at St. Helens School District

How can we design buildings to keep our students safe, while also fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion? We recently talked to the Business Tribune about how we’re addressing these critical questions.

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A New Life for the Onyx Bridge

In our feasibility study, we explored several options for transforming University of Oregon’s 1960s science building into high-performance office space.

Hugh Bitzer and Andy Bonesz Promoted to Associate

As Associates, Hugh Bitzer and Andy Bonesz will take on new leadership roles within the firm.

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Gingerbread Adventures at OMSI

For this year’s “Illusions” theme for OMSI’s Gingerbread Adventures exhibit, we teamed with Bon Appétit to design a mind-bending gingerbread sculpture.