Congratulations to Meagan Baker, who was named one of the DJC Oregon’s 2021 Women of Vision! The award recognizes her outstanding contributions to the firm, the field of architecture, and the community.
Meagan has been a key player on Soderstrom’s K-12 team for the past eight years. She has had an integral role on some of the firm’s largest education projects, including the new Meadow Ridge Elementary School for Greater Albany Public Schools and currently the expansion and renovation of St. Helens High School. Her portfolio also includes projects for Woodburn School District, Portland Public Schools, and McMinnville School District. In 2018, she was promoted to Associate in recognition of her leadership skills and outstanding contributions to the firm.
Meagan’s community service includes Architects in Schools, Rebuilding Together, and Growing Gardens. She has done job shadows with high school students interested in architecture. She has also supported the firm’s efforts with the Sabin-Schellenberg Center’s architecture program, volunteering as a guest judge for student critiques.
As a member of Soderstrom’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Meagan has spearheaded several initiatives to engage employees and provide professional education and mentoring.
President Marlene Gillis says:
Meagan is a leader in the firm, serving as a strong role model for other women in the office looking for career advice and guidance. In the past, she has advised interns working on their licensure exams, with advice on areas of focus and opportunities for specialization based on each person’s specific interest. There’s not one person that hasn’t benefitted substantially from working with Meagan, and she has proven to be a tireless volunteer, always the first one to sign up to pitch in and help out.
Congratulations again Meagan, on the well-deserved award!