Stuart Emmons CV

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WHY MODULAR?

RESIDENTIAL MODULES

PROJECTS

HOMELESSNESS

SHELTER MODULES

EDUCATION

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 Graduated 1988, Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture.

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.

 Graduated 1986 – Highest Honors, Bachelor of Architecture.

Portland State University

 1979 - 1981, Architecture, Political Science

London College of Furniture

  1975 - 1976, Furniture Design, Furniture Production

Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen
  1973 - 1975, Furniture Design, Furniture Production

 

WORK

Emmons Modular, Principal, 2012 - 2016, 2017 - present: modular housing expert

Blokable, VP Strategic Development, 2016 - 2017: modular housing and priduction expert

Emmons Architects, Principal, 1997 - 2009: Principal - housing, government projects, planning

 

POLITICAL

Candidate for Portland City Council. 2016, 2018: focus on housing and homelessness

 

FURNITURE PRODUCTION

Central Mill and Cabinet Company, San Francisco, CA, 1980 - 1982: Plant management

Ise Design & Woodworking, Inc., Hammond, OR, 1977 - 1979: Principal

Oak Street Furniture Group, Portland, OR, 1976 - 1977: Partner

 

REGISTRATION

Architect, State of Oregon, 1998

 

HOUSING PROJECTS

King County Modular Congregate Shelter, Seattle, WA

King County Modular Micro Dwellings (ImHomeToo Community), Seattle WA
MicroBlok, Modular micro-unit, Vancouver, WA

I'mHome Modular micro-unit, Portland and Seattle, WA

Kah San Chako Haws, Portland, OR. Modular affordable housing

Oswald Lofts, Portland, OR. Modular housing project

Lewis and Clark Plaza, Vancouver, WA. 46 unit senior housing/museum.

Interstate Crossing, Portland, OR. 12 unit affordable housing/Head Start.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Gateway, Portland, OR. Retail, residential project.

Streetcar Lofts, Portland, OR, 2003. 110 unit Condominium_Design Award.

Simone Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. 80 Unit Single Room Occupancy Hotel.

Electric ArtBlock, Venice, CA. 19,000 SF Studios for Artists in Residence.

Brewery Flats, Portland, OR. High end housing project.

Brundage House, Bend, OR. Northwest contemporary house.

Childpeace Montessori, Portland, OR. School expansion project.

Crane Penthouse, Portland, OR, 2008. High end housing project.

Delta House, Portland, OR. 21 unit affordable housing project.

Parthenon Center, Portland, OR. 60 unit senior housing project.

Fremont Aerie, Portland, OR. Urban infill houses project.

(projects are also listed below under 'architecture')

 

EDUCATION PROJECTS AND ASSOCIATIONS

GreenClass_1

GreenClass_2

University of Oregon, Lawrence Hall Classrooms

Portland Public Schools, 2013: Education Specs Executive Committee

Our Portland, Our Schools, co-founder, Leadership Group, Advocates for school reform

Portland Public Schools, 2012: School Facilities Bond Campaign, leadership

Portland Public Schools, 2011-12: Long Term Facilities Advisory Committee

Portland Public Schools, 2012: Bond Development Committee member

Portland Public Schools, 2011-12: Teachers Contract activism.

Lincoln High School: Communications Committee - 2012 - 13.

Lincoln High School: Parent - Hal Hart award recipient, June, 2012.

Lincoln High School: 2011 Bond, leadership committee

Lincoln High School: Long Term Advisory Committee

Lincoln High School: Lincoln Foundation - 2010 - 12

Stand for Children: 2009 - 11

Learn Now, Build Later, 2011: co-founder. communications, strategy, research.

University of Oregon, Portland, Classrooms

Portland State University, Engineering Classrooms

Albina Head Start, Interstate Crossing PK Classrooms

Childpeace Montessori, Classroom expansion project

(projects are also listed below under 'architecture')

 

ACTIVISM

Friends of Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, 2008 - 13: Co-founder.

Save Memorial Coliseum, 2009. Campaign Co chair.

Save the Salk, La Jolla, California, 1993: Campaign Co chair.

 

WRITTEN WORK

The Oregonian, July 2012. Portland Public School Bond Op Ed piece.

The Oregonian, July 2012. Memorial Coliseum Op Ed pieces, co-author.

The Oregonian, December 2010. Portland Public School Bond Op Ed piece.

The Oregonian, April 2009, August 2010. Memorial Coliseum Op Ed pieces.

The Oregonian, Community Writer, 2008. 16 pieces related to design, schools, social issues, recidivism.

Guest Columnist: Portland Tribune, 2002, 2004

Daily Journal of Commerce, 2006.

 

SPEAKING

Housing Washington, Spokane, WA, 2013 - exhibit

MBI Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2013

Oregon Opportunity Network, Portland, OR, 2013

Modular Market Rate and Affordable and Housing, Multi-Family Executive Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2013

Modular Affordable Housing, MBI Convention, Scottsdale, AZ, 2013

Modular Affordable Housing in Portland, Edmonton, Alberta, 2012

Helsinki Regional Workshop, Helsinki, Finland, 2010

 Lecture on regional planning in Oregon and Portland.

City Club Salons, 2002 - 09, Portland, Oregon.

 

AFFILIATIONS/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY

Portland Art Museum Advancement Committee, 2008 - 13

Lincoln High School Foundation Board, 2010 - 2012

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Mayor Potter’s ‘Kitchen’ Cabinet

Portland Creative Caucus; PDC Ambassadors

Portland Design Collaborative

AIA Portland - former Board Member

Selection committees: PSU Master Plan, RACC public art artists.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Portland Design Festival 2003, 2004, Co-curator.

Portland’s Vanguard Architects, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 2002.

Under 10, AIA Gallery, Portland, 2000 and 2001 – architectural works.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Interiors, May 2000, Sienna Studio, Portland, OR, with Sienna.

Architecture, January 1993, Simone Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, with KEA.

Progressive Architecture, August, 1992, Electric ArtBlock, Venice, CA, with KEA.

Architecture, March 1991, Ken Edwards Center, Santa Monica, CA, with KEA.

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

UCLA, PSU and U of O graduate architecture reviews, 1989, 1999 - 2009.

Seminar Instructor at Montana State Univ., Architecture, Bozeman, MT, 2000.

Architecture Instructor, Saturday Academy, Portland OR.

Oregon School of Art and Craft, Woodworking Instructor.

 

DESIGN AWARDS

IIDA, AIA Portland, Merit Award, 2008. Deschutes Brew Pub.

IIDA, AIA Portland, Merit Award, 2007. Garry Fritz Room, University of Oregon.

IIDA, AIA Portland, Juror’s Choice Award, 2007. Guardian Management.

AIA Portland, Special Citation for Design Excellence, 2003. South Waterfront.

IIDA, AIA, ISD Oregon, Merit Award, 2004. Fire Station 9.

Best US Fire Station Renovation Design, 2001. Fire Station 41.

IIDA, AIA, ISD Oregon Honor Award, 2000. Stilwell Baker.

IIDA, AIA, ISD Oregon Honor Award and Best in Show, 1999. PSU IC Lab.

National AIA Award February, 1994. Simone Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, with KEA.  AIA LA Chapter, Award of Merit, 1991. Koning Eizenberg House, with KEA.

Raising the Roof Opening Doors - housing, Boston, MA, Nov. 1992, Finalist.

 

ARCHITECTURE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Emmons Design, LLC, 2009 - present

Green Class Classrooms, Modular classrooms and labs for schools

Modular Affordable Housing research and report,

Kah San Chako Haws, modular affordable housing pilot project

Modular/Pre Fab Classrooms

Maryland & Blandena, Modular housing project

 

Emmons Architects, Portland, Oregon, 1997-2009.

PLANNING, URBAN DESIGN (alphabetical)

1. Division Street, Portland, OR, 2008. Master Plan. Goals: green street, main street, pedestrian oriented, bike friendly, auto tamed/car unnecessary.

2. Interstate Avenue density plan, Portland, OR, 2007. Plan to set new zoning and gain community support for density upgrades around near new lightrail. Goals: transit oriented development, increased density, neighborhood infill, car unnecessary.

3. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard zoning study, Portland, OR, 2008. Plan to guide denser development on challenging sites. Goals: increased density, neighborhood infill, pedestrian oriented, housing, development economic feasibility.

4. Neerchokikoo, NAYA Family Center Campus, Portland, OR, 2009. Master Plan. Goals: green campus, natural habitat restoration, green jobs, education, community gathering.

5. Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR, Central Campus Master Plan, 2002. Goals: green campus, natural habitat preservation, density, convenience.

6. Portland Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR, 2003. Master Plan, Development Opportunities. Goals: increased density, housing to activate/stimulate downtown, neighborhood infill, pedestrian oriented, historic preservation, car unnecessary, development economic feasibility.

7. Rockwood Green, Gresham, OR, 2006 - 09. Master Plan. Goals: eco-district, mixed-use, transit oriented development. jobs, education, for sale affordable housing, youth programs/anti-gang, development economic feasibility.

8. Rose Quarter, Portland, OR, 2009 - 10. Ideas for improvements, activation. Goals: eco-district, phased upgrades realistic to available public funds, historic preservation, pedestrian oriented activation.

9. South Park, Portland, OR, 2002 - 04. Park Master Plan. Goals: green design, multi purpose/activity, recreational and learning park, natural habitat restoration.

10. South Waterfront, Portland, OR, 2002 - 04. Master Plan, visioning, implementation strategies. Goals: visioning/story telling to attract broad based support and financing, brownfield restoration, eco-district, higher density, transit oriented development, auto tamed/car unnecessary, development economic feasibility.

11. Whitaker Green Community, Portland, OR, 2008. Master Plan. Goals: eco-district, higher density, education, housing, community center, walk safe to school, auto tamed/car unnecessary, for sale affordable housing.

12. Woodlawn Triangle, Portland, OR, 2002 - 04. Master Plan. Goals: green street, main street, pedestrian oriented, bike friendly, auto tamed/car unnecessary.

 

ARCHITECTURE (alphabetical)

Arcoa Loft, Portland, OR, 2000. Commercial office.

Armory Theatre, Portland, OR, 2005. Community space/outreach project.

Bonaparte, Elliott, Ostrander & Preston, Portland, OR, 1999. Commercial office.

Brewery Flats, Portland, OR, 2008. High end housing project.

Brundage House, Bend, OR, 2005 - 06. Northwest contemporary house.

Childpeace Montessori, Portland, OR, 1997. School expansion project.

Crane Penthouse, Portland, OR, 2008. High end housing project.

Delta House, Portland, OR, 2002: 21 unit affordable housing project.

Deschutes Brew Pub, Portland, OR, 2008 - 09. Restaurant/brewery.

Edward’s House, Portland, OR, 2005 - 06. Gallery house project.

Fire Station 1, Portland, OR, 2003 - 04. New fire station competition finalist.

Fire Station 27, Portland, OR, 2003 - 05. New fire station/community facility.

Fire Station 9, Portland, OR, 2001. New fire station facility. Design Award.

Fire Stations 4,22,41, Portland, OR, 2000. Upgrades/additions. Design Award.

Fremont Aerie, Portland, OR, 2004. Urban infill houses project.

Guardian Management, Portland, OR, 2007. Commercial office. Design Award.

Herrera Salon, Portland, OR, 2000. Commercial retail.

Interstate Crossing, Portland, OR, 2000. 12 unit affordable housing/Head Start.

Lewis and Clark Plaza, Vancouver, WA, 2003. 46 unit senior housing/museum.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Gateway, Portland, OR, 2003. Retail, residential project.

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR. 2003 - 04

 School of Medicine, Research laboratory building, MRI Lab projects

Oregon State University (OSU), Portland, OR, 2004. Pharmacy school project.

PacifiCorp, Portland, OR, 1998. Commercial office/call center.

Parthenon Center, Portland, OR, 2007 - 09. 200 unit housing/retail project.

Pearl Creative Lofts, Portland, OR, 2004. Commercial office project.

Portland State University, (PSU) Portland, OR, 1999 - 2006.

PSU Foundation; FAB Suite 90 with labs, classrooms, offices; The Morrow Center; IC Design Labs - Design Award; Parking structures - upgrades;  Athletic department offices; Science II, hazardous waste lab project.

Riverscourt, Portland, OR, 2004. High end residential project.

Smiths’ Block, Portland, OR, 2005 - 08. Historic office building restoration

South Waterfront, Portland, OR, 2004. Crane Building, 25 story mixed-use project; Water Tower, 25 story mixed-use project; residential, retail, healthclub.

Streetcar Lofts, Portland, OR, 2003. Residential interior. Design Award.

Stilwell/Baker, Tualatin, OR, 2000. Commercial office. Design Award.

TriMet lightrail station buildings. Break Pad, 2003; Snack Shack, 2004. project.

University of Oregon Eugene, OR, 2006. Lecture Halls. Design Award.

University of Oregon Portland Center, Portland, OR, 2003: Studios and Gallery.

 

pre Emmons Architects

Yost Grube Hall, Portland, OR, 1996 – 97. Project manager, project designer.

PacifiCorp business center, Portland, OR. Project Manager

PacifiCorp business center, Salt Lake City, UT. Project Manager

City of Portland Development Services Building, Portland, OR.

     7 story Commercial Office Building. Project Architect.

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, OR.

     Remodel of Main Entry Floor (9AB), Healthcare Project, Project Designer.

1900 SW Fourth, Portland, OR. Projects for City of Portland and PSU,

  Commercial Interior, Project Manager.

Sienna, Portland, OR, 1995 – 1996, Director of Design.

Sienna office, commercial office

Wholesome & Hearty Foods, processing plant and office project

Pape’ Group, Eugene, OR, commercial office building;

Macadam Mixed-Use, 44 unit apartment, retail.

SMP (SmithGroup), Santa Monica, CA, 1991 – 1992,  Sr. Designer, Project Mgr.

St. Mary Desert Valley Hospital, Apple Valley, CA. 150,000 SF Hospital.

UCLA Radiology Department, Los Angeles, CA.

Johnson Fain Partners, LA, CA, 1990 – 1991, Sr. Planner, Sr. Designer

LeoPalace Resort, Yona, Guam: 1400 Acre Resort with 900 units of housing.

Commercial office building and planning projects.

Koning Eizenberg, Santa Monica, CA, 1988 – 1990, Project Mgr., Sr. Designer.

Ken Edwards Center, Santa Monica, CA. 25,000 SF Senior Community Center.

Simone Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. 80 Unit Single Room Occupancy Hotel.

Electric ArtBlock, Venice, CA. 19,000 SF Studios for Artists in Residence.

Koning Eizenberg House, Santa Monica, CA. 2800 SF Private Residence.

Ocean Park Community Center, Santa Monica, CA. 40,000 SF Social Service and Homeless Citizen Center.

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York, New York, 1985 – 1987, Architect.

The Allen Pavilion – Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY, NY.

  250,000 SF 300 Bed, Acute Care Hospital.

Broadway State Office Building, Times Square, NY. 45 story office/retail

461 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY: 28 story office/retail building.

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY, NY. 325,000 SF hospital.

The General Electric Building, NY, NY. Manager for the exterior restoration