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Sustainable Action Celebration 2011

And now, a little about us. Back in 2002, we officially committed ourselves to being a sustainable business by conducting a thorough, months-long backcasting process. This process outlined a new set of sustainable business policies, practices, and strategies for the firm; it also established what would become the Sustainable Action Committee (SAC) to oversee their execution. […]

Civic Ecology – Damascus Style!

On Saturday 12 February 2011, the City of Damascus (Oregon) hosted the first of its two Civic Ecology Workshops at Damascus City Hall. The workshop was facilitated by staff from SERA Architects and CH2M HILL as part of on-going sustainability planning efforts for the City. The premise behind Civic Ecology is that attaining sustainability requires […]

re.pose

by | April 15, 2011 0 Architecture, SERA General

Project Architect and SERA Associate Gary Golla led a team of  SERA employees that developed and submitted a concept for the 2011 Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award competition. The objective of this annual competition is “to discover, identify, and explore radically innovative hospitality concepts: open, in development, and/or in conceptual form.”  Past winning designs have included […]

WOU Master Plan

by | April 8, 2011 0 Urban Design + Planning

Founded in 1856, Western Oregon University is Oregon’s oldest public university. Located in Monmouth, WOU offers a variety of academic and athletic programs; it has experienced a steady increase in both undergraduate and graduate student populations over the past five years. SERA’s Gregg Sanders, Eric Ridenour, and Anneliese Sitterly teamed up to provide the University with […]

Cascade Avenue Streetscape

by | April 1, 2011 0 Urban Design + Planning

Matt Arnold and I recently returned from a three-day trip to Sisters, Oregon, where we presented five different streetscape design concepts for Cascade Avenue at the core of the city’s downtown. Cascade Avenue is also US 20, an ODOT-owned roadway that links Central Oregon to the Willamette Valley via Santiam Pass. The roadway itself needs to […]