He grew up in Peru, studied architecture in Kansas, Denmark, and Norway, and has lived all over the US, but Ian Schmidt has planted his roots here in Bend and is dedicated to improving lives and communities throughout Central Oregon.
Ian joined the Ascent team with a diverse background in architecture, design, and project management. He is excited to coordinate a wide range of project types and continue to grow in this industry.
Ian loves creating spaces that ennoble our daily experiences. He believes architecture is an opportunity to take everyday spaces and make them more thoughtful, meaningful, and responsive. Outside of work, Ian enjoys cooking, backpacking, data visualization, and housing advocacy.
- Recycling & Transfer Facilities
- Waste Water Treatment Plants
- Graphic Design
Community and Professional Affiliations:
- City of Bend Affordable Housing Committee 2018-2021, member
- Bend 203 Middle Market Housing Committee, member
- Leadership Bend 2018, member
- Chamber of Commerce, member
- American Institute of Architects, associate member
- Bend 2030
- City Club of Central Oregon
- Bend Design Conference 2017, speaker
- Housing Oregon Fall Conference 2018, speaker