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The Portland Building:
A Look at the Reconstruction of an Icon
January 27th, 2021 |12:00 - 1:15pm
Location: Virtual
Join us to hear from the team that delivered the renovation of the Portland Building. Hear what worked, what they would change in the future, and what they were glad they did in the beginning.
Kristin Wells
Kristin Wells is a registered architect and has been in project management and development for about 20 years. She served as the City of Portland’s project lead for the Portland Building Reconstruction project and as the interim Facilities Manager. A graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona, she spent the first 10 years of her career with a focus on affordable housing and community architecture. This focus established her commitment to collaborative owner/architect/contractor relationships and created the foundation for how she led the Portland Building progressive design-build project. Kristin is in her second term on the Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners.
Erica Ceder
Erica Ceder is a Senior Associate and architect at DLR Group specializing in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic properties. Erica completed her undergraduate degree at Ball State University and a Masters of Architecture at University of Oregon. She has focused the majority of her 22 year career on complex historic renovations and has worked on a variety of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Erica served as Project Architect on the Portland Building Reconstruction project focusing extensively on the exterior renovation and navigating the historic approval process.
Occupant Comfort & Sustainability in Aviation Design
February 24th, 2021 |12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Virtual
This session will use the recently completed Concourse E Extension at Portland International Airport (LEED Gold anticipated) as a case study for centering occupant experience and sustainability in aviation design. We will provide a brief overview of project sustainability and occupant comfort goals, followed by an in-depth discussion of key strategies incorporated to achieve them. The presentation will describe how large, complex spaces can be spatially organized to maintain comfortable human scale and promote wayfinding. We will review the importance of daylighting on circadian rhythms and demonstrate how the case study incorporates abundant natural lighting while maintaining a high-performance envelope. We will also share how decisions about views, programming, and furnishings can positively impact occupant sense-of-place amid the transitory process of air travel.
Associate, Hennebery Eddy Architects

Ashley Nored is a nationally accredited interior design professional and associate at Hennebery Eddy Architects in Portland, Oregon. A champion of “net-positive” design solutions, she collaborates with clients and end users to create engaging, human-centered healthy environments. With prior experience as a sustainability consultant, she integrates creative sustainable design principles into each phase of the interior design process, synthesizing functional and technical requirements for Hennebery Eddy's academic, civic and cultural projects.
Pooja Kashyap, AIA, NOMA, LEEP AP BD+C, SEED
Associate, Hennebery Eddy Architects

Pooja Kashyap is a project architect and associate at Hennebery Eddy Architects in Portland, Oregon. She is driven by her passion for sustainable design and civic engagement, understanding that the built environment should reflect the history of a place while offering a space for current generations to gather and exchange ideas. Her work on Portland International Airport’s Concourse E Extension involved coordinating with a team of 15+ consultants, leading sustainable design discussions, and advocating for net-positive design, resulting in an anticipated LEED Gold certification for the project.
Michael Lindsey, IALD, MIES, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal, HLB Lighting

Michael is committed to delivering designs that weave together programmatic requirements, budget, and aesthetic considerations. As he designs with light, he carefully considers both its artistic and scientific properties in order to reveal the architecture as envisioned by the client, as well as create spaces sensitive to the human experience. After eight years contributing to the HLB Los Angeles office, Michael spearheaded the opening of the HLB Denver office in 2016. He has been expanding his technical and artistic knowledge of lighting design with projects across multiple market sectors looking to weave in aspects of lighting design to ensure warmth and comfort to building occupants. Michael brings his passion for lighting design and commitment to environmentally responsible design solutions.