John Weil – NCARB
Founded in 2012, John Weil Architecture is a full service architecture firm based in Portland, Oregon. The firm builds on John’s 20 years of experience working on a variety of building types including institutional, academic, creative office and residential projects for prominent clients in Oregon and nationally.
John received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon and began working with Brad Cloepfil / Allied Works Architecture right out of school. Beginning with a Progressive Architecture award for the Seattle Brewing Company and continuing with projects such as the Wieden + Kennedy Agency Headquarters, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Seattle Art Museum the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and a new tasting room for Sokol Blosser Winery, John has played an integral role in projects of varying scales and complexity, all with an incredibly high architectural aspiration. His role as the Managing Principal of Allied Works afforded him the opportunity to be engaged in every project within the firm.
John Weil Architecture continues this commitment to rigorous design, detailing and craft, while adding a focus on client involvement, project management, and sustainability. Practice areas include programming, masterplanning, design/documentation, and project management. Current work includes the 6,600 sf Mt. Tabor Residence, a remodel and addition to a 1937 Pietro Belluschi house, and multiple projects for the Portland Timbers.
Chris Bixby – AIA, NCARB
Chris has recently joined John after his nearly 20 years at Allied Works where he was the lead architect on numerous key projects. His most recent experience was completing the Pacific Northwest College of Art historic renovation project in Portland. Preceding that, he was lead architect on a major renovation of the Eastern Oregon University Library, the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado, and the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas Texas. Chris’s experience has included all facets of design from early concept development through construction administration and client management. Chris worked closely with clients throughout each phase of the process and takes a thoughtful approach to the project goals.
Chris continues his strong interest in design with regular participation as a visiting design critic at the University of Oregon, School of Architecture. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon and co-instructed his own design studios. In 2002 Chris received the Ion Lewis Fellowship from the University of Oregon that allowed him the opportunity to pursue an interest in the regional modern architecture of Switzerland. The results of his research was then published in Arcade Magazine in 2003. In 2013, he sat on a panel of jurors for the AIA Design Awards in Kansas City, and Southwestern Washington.