One of my projects won the 2012 ORA Design Award, and is featured in my portfolio under the category "Design Award." I've been a proud member of this organization for over ten years, and find it a good place to connect with contractors, suppliers, and other professionals who are also in the business of improving people's homes.
Portland is blessed not only with many vibrant older neighborhoods, but a unique non-profit dedicated to the mission of historic preservation. Check out their educational programs, home tours, and exhibits.
In July 2009, I passed the national CSBA exam, the final step in becoming a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. The exam followed nine months of coursework offered through Mt. Hood Community College, and the chance to learn from dozens of experts in various aspects of green building. As my own knowledge and experience in this arena continues to grow, my goal is to help homeowners make wise decisions in creating comfortable, healthy, resource-efficient homes.
I'm not an interior designer, but I enjoy their company and expertise, so I joined the NWSID as a Professional Design Resource Associate. The monthly meetings are hosted by local suppliers, and help me keep in touch with new products and design trends.
My favorite local gallery, run by Laura Russell and specializing in book arts. If you stop by the gallery, there are usually a couple of my books on the premises.
My book Interior Landscape was chosen for this themed exhibition by the Guild of Book Workers, traveling to six venues in 2012-14: Lexington, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, and Tacoma.
My book A Short Course in Recollection was one of fifty chosen for this Guild of Book Workers exhibit of artists' books and fine bindings. From May 2009 to March 2011, the show traveled to nine locations: Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, Cincinnati, Easton PA, Hanover NH, and Atlanta.