Spreading Cheer!

HDG office pup Meisje often walks about the office spreading her sweetness and cheer.  Last week she spread smiles too, showing off her brand new toy!

Happy Holidays!

The HDG team held our annual holiday party at McMenamins Edgefield this past weekend.  The food was amazing, the white elephant gift exchange brought more than a few good laughs, and the Dickens Carolers came to sing to us!  The carolers have keen eyes - it took them seconds to spot an opportunity with HDG team member Joel Hill and his festive jingle bell vest, which subsequently became the highlight of their song "Jingle Bells" with Joel jingling his vest on cue.  Such a great time!

Welcome to Meisje Monday!

Our sweet office pup, Meisje, makes her rounds multiple times a day to check on everyone in the office and ensure that all is well, work is being completed, and you've noticed how cute she is.  She also spies on our neighbors regularly, shares her toys and love with everyone, and delights in a good ice cube to chomp on now and then.  She is a joy to have in the office!  And so we begin this new and regular post,  sharing her joy and cuteness with you.  Hopefully it will make your day, too! Here she is checking on our Marketing Director, Teri, who is always willing to give her scratches and tell her she's a good girl.

2018 Portland Architecture Awards

HDG was a proud sponsor of the AIA's 2018 Annual Architecture Awards.  Twenty-one projects received recognition at this year's event, with a nationally renowned jury selecting the winners and presenting awards on November 2 at Revolution Hall in Portland.  Congratulations 2018 award recipients!  You can view the 2018 winning projects and firms at https://www.aiaportland.org/2018paa    

Keeping it Green!

As Green Street Stewards, we regularly visit our assigned streets to keep the areas clear of garbage, debris, and weeds.  This week's crew had a good time, and our ten Green Streets certainly look nicer!  If you are interested in becoming a Green Street Steward, you can learn more about the program here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/52501  

Way to go, Joel!

Congratulations to Humber Design Group team member Joel Hill, who passed his licensing exam and is now a registered Professional Engineer in Oregon.  Way to go, Joel!

Women of Vision Award Winner!

Martha Williamson received her 2018 DJC Women of Vision award this evening at an event hosted at the Oregon Convention Center.  Way to go, Martha! The DJC's Women of Vision awards recognize women who are shaping our built environment with their leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement, and promotion of industry diversity.  HDG team members Bill Brannan, Paige Miller, Joel Hill, Dave Humber, Kristian McCombs, and Brynne Haug attended the event to cheer on our award winner (pictured center).   It was a fun and inspirational evening!

Out and About: Topgolf

The HDG team ventured out to Topgolf Hillsboro in October for a little fun and team building - pictured here are team members Kristian McCombs, Martha Williamson, Matt Hlavaty, Brynne Haug, and Alex Wesolovski.  All skill levels participated and took in a swing or two with the clubs to score some points.  Our two climate-controlled hitting bays were full of laughs and appetizers.  What a great time!

Four!

Humber Design Group team members (left to right) Andrew Xu, Casey Jones, Bill Brannan, and Matthew Hlavaty pause for a quick photo during the Chris White AIA Portland Golf Classic.  The 18-hole scramble format tournament acknowledges and remembers Chris White's focus on mentorship and development, with proceeds from the tournament helping to fund the Chris White Scholarship for Emerging Professionals.  In addition to participating in the tournament, HDG is a proud annual sponsor.

HDG goes Hood to Coast

Congratulations to our six Hood to Coast team members, who put some miles on their running shoes and had a great time!  Pictured left to right, Rocco Nguyen, Andrew Xu, Justin Loveland, Martha Williamson, Bill Brannan, and Matt Hlavaty.

Congratulations, Martha!

We are proud to announce that Humber Design Group Senior Associate Martha Williamson, PE, is an honoree of the DJC's 2018 Women of Vision!  The award program honors women who are shaping our built environment in Portland. If you would like to join us to celebrate Martha's achievements and contributions to the industry, you can learn more about the October event here: http://djcoregon.com/wovmagazine/women-of-vision-event/

Welcome, Sierra Luke!

HDG welcomes new team member Sierra Luke!  As our new Project Assistant, Sierra will utilize her strong organizational and communication skills to manage project schedules, files, documentation, and keep systems functioning and organized.  She will also conduct project research, assist in developing produced materials and submittals, and manage offices supplies and equipment.  Welcome to the team, Sierra!

HDG Promotes Rocco Nguyen

Rocco Nguyen, EI, has been promoted to Senior Project Designer at Humber Design Group.  Nguyen received his Bachelor of Science in Ecological Engineering from Oregon State University and is a certified Engineering Intern (EI).  As a Senior Project Designer, he routinely works on civil design and layout including design management, owner and project team coordination, drawing setup, project design and coordination, calculations, and report writing.  Nguyen is currently working on site improvements and expansions at Rose Villa Retirement Community, and Willamette View Retirement Community.

HDG Promotes Paige Miller

Humber Design Group has promoted Paige Miller, EI, to Senior Project Designer.  Miller received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Portland and is a certified Engineering Intern (EI).  She routinely works on civil design and layout including design management, owner and project team coordination, drawing setup, project design and coordination, calculations, and report writing.  Miller is currently working on the Hallock McMillen Historic Renovation and the 72 Foster affordable housing development.

HDG Promotes Joel Hill

Humber Design Group has promoted Joel Hill, EI, to Senior Project Designer.  Joel received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  He routinely works on civil design and layout including design management, owner and project team coordination, drawing setup, project design and coordination, calculations, and report writing.  Hill is currently working on the Foster Shelter under the Multnomah County Emergency Housing program and Bridge Housing’s Riverplace Parcel 3 affordable housing development.

HDG Promotes Alex Wesolovski

Alex Wesolovski, EI, has been promoted to Senior Project Designer at Humber Design Group.  A certified Engineering Intern (EI), Wesolovski received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Portland State University.  He routinely works on civil design and layout including design management, owner and project team coordination, drawing setup, project design and coordination, calculations, and report writing.  Among other projects, he is currently working on the Lloyd Mall East and West anchor improvements and the PSU/OHSU/PCC/City of Portland 4MB development in downtown Portland.

Volunteering for PPS, “Leap into 9th Grade”

As part of Portland Public School's "Leap into 9th Grade" program, HDG team members Riza Liu, EI, and Joel Hill, EI, participated on a career panel with members from various professions.  Students had the opportunity to pose a series of questions to the panelists to determine each panel member's career.  The game show format creates a fun environment for learning.  After a panelist's career was guessed, the panelist shared more information about what they do in their job.

Volunteering on MESA Day

HDG team members Joel Hill, EI, and Riza Liu, EI, volunteered for Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (“MESA”) Day at Portland State University on May 15th. Operating as escorts for students and teachers who attended multiple competitions and conference events, Joel and Riza worked with other MESA volunteers to help attendees learn more about career paths and the opportunities that attending a four-year university can provide.

Happy Birthday, Dave!

Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Dave!!!  Here he is celebrating his big day at iFLY Portland Indoor Skydiving  

Out and About: Harlow Restaurant

Delicious lunch at Harlow Restaurant on a beautiful Portland day!

Out and About: Pips and Bounce

Taking a well-deserved break for some fun and friendly competition at Pips & Bounce!

Out and About: Design Week Tour of Field Offices!

2018 Design Week - touring one of our nearly finished projects with Hacker (Hacker), ^project, and Lango Hansen Landscape Architects (Lango Hansen Landscape Architects). Field Offices looks amazing!!

Park(ing) Day 2018!

Our collaborative Park(ing) Day installation with Shapiro Didway is up on Water Ave by the Hair of the Dog Brewery! Come over and play a round of Bocce ball! #pbotparkingday #dwpdx #portlandinthestreets

Out and About: Danwei Canten

We had a fantastic team lunch at Danwei Canting today!  The food was delicious!

Greenstreet Stewards at Work

Humber Design Group is a proud Green Street Steward for ten green streets in SE Portland - four on SE Division, and six along SE Clay. This commitment includes regular outings to keep the green streets clean and clear of debris. Here’s a quick pic of last weeks’ cleaning crew. You can learn more about the Green Street Steward program here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/435054  or Bureau of Environmental Services

Presenting at the New Urbanism Conference

HDG team members Joel Hill, EI, and Matt Hlavaty, PE, are presenting at the 2018 Urbanism Next Conference on "Big Data and Mass Transit: The Missing Puzzle Piece."

Welcome, Justin Loveland!

We are pleased to welcome new team member Justin Loveland, EI. Justin received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Portland State University and is a certified Engineering Intern (EI). He is an accomplished professional with 13 years of experience working in a highly dynamic buyer’s environment before switching careers. He will apply his experience in organization, time management, multi-tasking, and problem-solving to his role as a Civil Designer at Humber Design. Welcome to the team, Justin!

Welcome, Casey Jones!

HDG welcomes new team member Casey Jones, EI. Casey is a graduate of Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a registered Engineering Intern (EI) and will apply his skills to his new role of Civil Designer at Humber Design Group. Welcome to the team, Casey!

AIA Young Members Social Hour

HDG sponsored the AIA Young Member Social Hour at our offices this month.  It was great to have the time to connect with people - new and already in the industry - and enjoy some delicious food!

NW Raleigh Taking Shape

Looking great at Broadstone Cadence this morning!

Out and About: Shalom Y’All!

Shalom Y’all! recently opened their new restaurant in our building. To show our support, we swarmed the place for lunch and were greeted by a fantastic wait staff and excellent Israeli food. Thumbs up from us! What a great place to eat!

RiverPlace Parcel 3 Breaks Ground

The City of Portland, BRIDGE Housing, and a host of partners celebrated the groundbreaking of the first phase of RiverPlace Parcel 3 on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Click here for more information.  Pictured breaking ground:  Margaret Salazar, Oregon Housing and Community Services; KeyBank; Todd Fabian, National Equity Fund; Nicole Peterson, Kimberly McKay and Cynthia Parker, BRIDGE Housing; Michael Buonocore, Home Forward.

Way to go, Kristian!

Congratulations to Humber Design Group team member Kristian McCombs, who passed her licensing exam and is now a registered Professional Engineer in Oregon.  Way to go, Kristian!

Happy Holidays 2017!

From all of us at Humber Design Group, Happy New Year!

Out and About: Brew Barge PDX

HDG took to the water today for a self-powered, pedal-away brew bike tour of the Willamette with BrewBarge Cruises.  We had FANTASTIC Portland weather!

Welcome, Andrew Xu!

A warm welcome to our newest team member, Civil Project Designer Andrew Xu.  Andrew is a graduate of Portland State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  Welcome, Andrew!

Welcome, Riza Liu!

We are pleased to welcome our newest Civil Project Designer, Riza Liu.  Riza is a graduate of Portland State University and holds her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Welcome aboard Riza!

Stumptown Reclaimed is amazing!

Cheers to the guys at Stumptown Reclaimed for making this beautiful new kitchen table for our office!

Happy Holidays 2016!

From all of us at Humber Design Group, Happy Holidays!

Out and About: Willamette Jetboat Excursion

The HDG team had a great time on the Willamette Jetboat today!  A beautiful day with beautiful scenery!