Conference keynote presented ideas for new approaches in architecture. By Lynn Baker, Interior Designer The American Institute of Architecture-Oregon Chapter held its annual Oregon Design Conference in May, and the Ascent Architecture & Interiors’ team of design and interiors professionals attended the premier two-day event. The entire conference was full of information and innovation, and the keynote presentation was no exception. Eric Karsh, founding partner of the structural engineering firm Equilibrium Consulting Inc., presented the keynote address. Among other things, Karsh discussed innovative uses of wood products that are transforming building design and construction. Although my primary work focus is on interior design, I’m always finding influence for interiors from what designers and builders choose for materials throughout the building process. One aspect of Karsh’s keynote that piqued my interest was his discussion about a new construction material called cross-laminated timber (CLT). Traditional wood construction systems include post-and-beam and stick-frame construction, but a shift over the past 15 years has shown more instances of large sheets of solid wood construction as a viable construction type. This method, CLT, is...
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Seth Anderson, AIA, has received a license to practice architecture in the State of Montana. Anderson, who’s principal architect at Ascent Architecture & Interiors in Bend, Oregon, is also a licensed architect in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California and Texas. Ascent will begin work on a commercial project in western Montana this...
At Ascent Architecture & Interiors, we understand that it’s our experiences that shape our approach to architecture and life. In this installment of “Architecture Abroad,” we’ll take a journey with Marco Urieta-Leon, Assoc. AIA, and learn how a college trip to China taught him lessons he still uses today.
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Laura Moss has been promoted to the position of office manager at Ascent Architecture & Interiors in Bend. Previously, she served as the firm’s accounting assistant.
Architect with at least three years of management experience sought. We know there’s a lot of architecture jobs out there right now, so let’s cut to the chase…we’re looking for a licensed architect with at least three years of management experience on projects with budges exceeding $3M.