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Vernon Michael Abelsen, Jane M. Barker, Clark Brockman, Donald Eggleston, Becky Epstein, Gary Golla, George Hager, David Johnson, Natasha Koiv, Jeff Roberts, George Crosby Sheldon Jr., Scott Shumaker, Timothy Smith, David Stephenson, Lisa Zangerle

Firm Notes

SERA Architects, Incorporated, was founded in Portland, OR. Its origins began with the Office of George C. Sheldon, Charles Colburn and Kenneth Kaji, established in 1969. It became known as "SES" in the 1970s, and renamed "SERA Architects" in the 1980s. The SERA name was an acronym for the firm's partners, including Bing Sheldon and Don Eggleston. Eggleston joined with Sheldon to design a student union addition at the University of Oregon (U of O) in Eugene, OR, in 1971. (See SERA Architects.com, "Donald Eggleston Retired Principal, AIA, CSI, NCARB," accessed 08/31/2018.)

SERA Architects opened a second office in San Mateo, CA, in 2015.

The firm's web site indicated how its focus grew over the years: "Over the years, our story has been marked by key additions to the SERA team who brought new abilities to the collaborative whole and thus enabled SERA to provide additional services to the marketplace. Interior Design became one of our core services in the 1980s, as did Urban Design + Planning in 2001." (See SERA Architects.com, "SERA was founded on the power of ideas," accessed 06/01/2018.)

In 2018, SERA Architects had the following Partners (Principals), 16 in all: Matthew Arnold, Suzanne Blair, Clark Brockman, Stuart Colby, Becky Epstein, Gary Golla. George Hager, David Johnson, Natasha Koiv, Joe Pinzone, Jeff Roberts, Kurt Schultz, Scott Shumaker, Tim Smith, David Stephenson, and Lisa Zangerle. Its Portland office was located at 338 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209. Tel: 503.445.7372 (2018); in the same year, the San Mateo office had an address of: 122 2nd Avenue, Suite #200, San Mateo, CA 94401. Tel: 650.426.2505 (2018).

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