FIRM PRINCIPALS

Amy Donohue, AIA

Amy became a principal at Bora in 2007. For the last two decades, Amy has focused on designing higher education spaces, performing arts venues, and collaborative work environments. Most recently, she served as the Design Principal for the the Learning Innovation Center at Oregon State University, and the University of Washington/Tsinghua University Global Innovation Exchange. In addition to her higher education efforts, Amy has led numerous workspace projects for Google, Microsoft, and Nike.  She currently serves on the Board of Literary Arts, and has been a national advocate for paid family leave policy.  Amy holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University.

Christopher Linn, AIA

Chris is renowned as a leader in creating high-performing and beautiful learning environments. For 30 years he has been passionately incorporating sustainability into school designs, reducing resource demands, decreasing operational costs, and improving the experience of indoor environments. Chris was lead designer for the LEED Platinum Vernonia K-12 School in Vernonia, OR, which became the centerpiece of this small rural community. Recent educational projects include Portland's Faubion School, which co-locates Concordia University's College of Education within a public PK-8 facility, and the new 342,000 square-foot Mountainside High School in Beaverton, OR. Chris holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California.

John O’Toole, AIA

John is Bora’s Managing Principal and oversees all business operations. He has more than 25 years of experience at Bora — with a focus on the management and supervision of large-scale complex projects.  His ability to forge collaborative relationships with clients, consultants, and contractors is instrumental to project success. Significant projects under John’s direction include more than 430,000-sf of academic and research space at Stanford University’s Science & Engineering Quad, and the award-winning Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. He recently directed the Microsoft Building 83 project in Redmond, WA, and is currently leading Bora's team on the University of Oregon Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. John earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University.

Jeanie Lai, AIA IIDA

Jeanie was named principal in 2018, and brings over 20 years of experience as a gifted architect and interior designer. Her ability to balance forward-thinking design with clients' functional, cost, and sustainability goals, has resulted in some of Bora's most innovative work. Jeanie's portfolio is grounded in large academic environments, collaborative workspaces, and facilities for the performing arts.  Recent projects include Oregon State University’s Learning Innovation Center, the University of New Mexico’s McKinnon Center for ManagementBuilding 83 on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus, and a 21st Century Classroom Building for Texas A&M. Jeanie earned her Master of Architecture at University of Maryland, College Park.

Michael Tingley, AIA

Michael became a Bora principal in 2000. His work is guided by a firm conviction that architecture can transform lives and enhance community. His highly creative and interactive approach has led to work around the country on thoughtful environments and progressive design solutions for the arts, higher education and innovative workplaces. Recent projects include the widely-published Airbnb CX Hub in Portland, the Learning Innovation Center at Oregon State University, and the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He is currently working on a new 21st Century teaching and learning facility at Texas A&M, and the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management. Michael earned his Master of Architecture at Harvard University.

Stephen Weeks, AIA

Stephen is a design principal with deep expertise in performing arts projects.  His work at Bora spans nearly 20 years and includes the design of award-winning facilities for university and civic clients. Stephen’s thoughtful and creative approach yields flexible and technology-rich environments responsive to dynamic production requirements and evolving pedagogies. Recent projects include the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland, TX, and the transformation of the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, AR. He is currently leading the design of a new Fine Arts Center serving the school district and community in Plano, TX. Stephen graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University.

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS

Ric Battaglia, AIA

Tom Bauer, AIA, Dir. Business Development

Josh Brandt, AIA

Leslie Cliffe, RA

Brad Demby, AIA

Arjan Duyvestein, AIA

Eve Fagenstrom, RA

Eric Hasenberg, RA

Mike Manzi, RA

Eric Miller

Amy Running, IIDA

Mark Schopmeyer, AIA

Sarah Weber, IIDA

ASSOCIATES

Christopher Almeida, RA

Abe Cambier, RA

Ashley Cartmel

Becca Cavell, FAIA

R. Conner Dowling, AIA

Kate Feiertag, RA

Garrett Helm, AIA

Miguel Hidalgo, AIA

Kayce Joyce, IIDA

Laura Krueger, AIA

Jin Lee, CFO