FIRM PRINCIPALS

Amy Donohue, AIA

Amy is a respected design principal with the ability to create dynamic, engaging spaces for higher education, collaborative workplaces, and performing arts venues. Her expertise is informed by a deep understanding of interdisciplinary and synergistic 21st-century environments, resulting in a sophisticated body of work enabling people to learn and thrive together. Adept at working closely with clients to establish a design vision, she is a highly sought-after national presenter of innovative design for today’s academic spaces.

Amy’s design leadership has been influential to projects such as the University of Washington/Tsinghua University Global Innovation Exchange and the Oregon State University Learning Innovation Center. She has also led numerous workplace projects for Google, Microsoft and Nike and has been a tireless national advocate for paid family leave policy.

John O’Toole, AIA

As Bora’s Managing Principal overseeing all business operations, John is a strategic leader with the ability to maximize the many moving pieces of a project toward collective excellence. John has successfully overseen the firm’s largest and most complex projects. His ability to forge close relationships with clients, consultants, contractors and other architecture firms has been instrumental to creating highly integrated teams with a shared sense of ownership in a project’s success.

Significant projects under John’s direction include the 600,000 sf Stanford University Science & Engineering Quad, the award-winning UC Davis Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, and the University of Washington/Tsinghua University Global Innovation Exchange. He is currently leading Bora’s team on the University of Oregon Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.

Jeanie Lai, AIA IIDA

Jeanie is a gifted design principal who upholds design as an expression of care for our well-being and environment. Bringing a holistic perspective as both an architect and interior designer, she takes a transdisciplinary approach that weaves through fully considered design solutions, from ideation to the craft and materiality of the design. Jeanie enjoys creating authentic experiences tailored to her clients' unique stories, and is passionate about meaningful design rooted in people, culture and place.

Having provided vital design leadership to some of Bora’s most innovative work, Jeanie has a deep portfolio grounded in large academic environments, collaborative workspaces, and civic and cultural facilities. Recent projects include the University of Oregon Building for Environment & Society, the University of New Mexico McKinnon Center for Management, the Airbnb CX Hub, and Building 83 on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus.

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.

Michael Tingley, FAIA

Michael's 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.

Brad Demby, AIA

Influenced by a deep appreciation for craft, materials, and landscape and their translation into architectural expression, Brad is a design principal with 20 years of experience which includes several years in Amsterdam. He sees each project as an artistic endeavor strongly rooted to site, community, and place, a perspective which ensures a thoughtful, dynamic design which elevates the identity and function of a building.

Brad’s concept-driven design leadership permeates throughout Bora’s work at a variety of scales, influencing mixed use, workplace, and academic and cultural projects across the nation. He has led the design of Oregon State University-Cascades Tykeson Hall, Portland’s Vista Pearl Condos, the YMCA Portland and the Plano Fine Arts Center; current projects include two high-rise towers in downtown Portland and Edison High School.

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS

Isaac Adams, AIA

Becca Cavell, FAIA

Ric Battaglia, AIA

Josh Brandt, AIA

Leslie Cliffe, RA

Arjan Duyvestein, AIA

Eric Hasenberg, RA

Miguel Hidalgo, AIA

Mike Manzi, RA

Eric Miller

Amy Running, IIDA

Mark Schopmeyer, AIA

Sarah Weber, IIDA

ASSOCIATES

Sophia Austrins, AIA

Christopher Almeida, RA

Abe Cambier, RA

Ashley Cartmel

Kate Feiertag, RA

Karim Hassanein

Garrett Helm, AIA

Kayce Joyce, IIDA

Laura Krueger, AIA

Brian Squillace, AIA

Stephanie Taylor