Kevin Parkhurst, LEED AP – Chief Associate/Design Coordinator
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Master of Community and Regional Planning, 1998. Focus on environmental policy and planning, group decision making processes, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, dispute resolution and international relations, also studied desktop publishing and music.
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Architectural History, Summa cum Laude, 1994. Focus on art and architectural history, computer graphics, spatial ordering, alternative energy systems and solar design, also studied elementary education and music.
Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon, attended part-time 1983 – 1989. Studied liberal arts, computer graphics, sculpture and jazz music.
Oregon School of Design, Portland, Oregon, attended 1983 – 1985. Studied Architecture, urban theory, 20th century modern design and classical architecture.
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, attended part-time 1983 – 1984. Studied only physics and sciences related to requirements for Bachelor’s of Architecture degree.
Reynolds High School, Troutdale, Oregon, graduated with honors, 1982. Focus on drafting and Vocational Architecture classes, also enjoyed English and music, played soccer, ran track and served in student government.
1999 – Present: Eric Lloyd Wright & Associates, Architecture & Planning, Malibu, California. Chief Associate/Design Coordinator with duties as Project Manager and Lead Designer on a variety of projects from the design and casting of a small bronze urn for a Frank Lloyd Wright designed estate in South Carolina, to the construction management of the restoration of Lloyd Wright’s Taggart Residence and project management of various scale projects including the master planning, building design and energy systems integration for conference facilities, commercial buildings, and residential works.
1999 – Present: Design Integration Group, Inc. Eugene, Oregon and Topanga, California. Founder and President of an ecological design and construction group focusing on assisting in the integration and implementation of alternative and environmentally responsible concepts into contemporary design through green construction projects, alternative energy installations, consulting with practicing designers, architects, home and business owners on their options and by developing and participating in educational presentations and workshops.
1999 – Present: Wright Organic Resource Center, Malibu, California. Founding Executive Director of a not-for-profit social and environmental education project that hosts educational programs and workshops on issues such as ecological design and green building, resource use and conservation, social and community structures, green lifestyles and business practices, alternative agriculture, the celebration of Nature’s cycles, and the creative and performing arts.
1995 – 2000: South Pacific Islands, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, and Micronesia. Involved in playing various consultation and installation roles in solar projects, installation of photovoltaic power systems and wind generators, rainwater catchment projects, waste management, and low impact water systems to provide for power and water needs in remote homesteads and villages.
1994 – 1999: Western Environmental Design Integration Group, LLC, Eugene, Oregon. A Founding Partner in design and construction business building and remodeling custom homes with natural daylighting, passive and active solar elements, hydronic floor systems, composite wood and alternative materials, with a strong integration of indoor and outdoor spaces.
1994 – 1999: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Co-founder, elected officer and member of student group HOPES (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) that developed the annual Eco Design Arts Conference that has reached local and international media and acclaim promoting ecological design and environmental responsibility in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and the arts.
1996 – 1998: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Environmental Policy Development Coordinator for the U of O Administration, developed the Comprehensive Environmental Policy now in effect at the U of O to provide a framework for the University and university community for increased environmental responsibility in areas of environmental education, campus planning and design, hazardous and radioactive materials, purchasing policies, and other aspects of human environmental impacts.
1994 – 1997: Community Planning Workshop, Eugene, Oregon. Moved up from Research Assistant to Project Manager working for CPW on various projects ranging from land use assessment and affordable housing projects in small Oregon towns, to transportation planning projects for the Oregon Department of Transportation and ending with developing and managing environmental planning and education programs at the U of O and the Eugene community.
1996: 3rd International Eco-City Conference, Yoff, Senegal. Trekked from Portugal to Spain, through North Africa and down the Sahara Desert to participate in a presentation of a solar oriented subdivision developed for a client in Jacksonville, Oregon as part of a weeklong conference on social and environmental planning.
1995 – 1996: Dorland Solar Community, Jacksonville, Oregon. Developed Master Plan, designed community buildings and live/work spaces for a proposed solar oriented subdivision in the historic town of Jacksonville, Oregon, was first development approved in city after 5 year building moratorium to preserve its character.
1995 – 1996: State of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Member of State of Pohnpei Land Use Planning and Zoning Task Force. Co-author of State of Pohnpei Land Use Planning and Zoning Master Plan, also developed Master Plan implementation strategies, developed framework for State Building Code and designed logo and letterhead for Task Force.
1991 – 1994: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Worked on several individual and group design competitions related to issues of environmental impacts, alternative energy generation and conservation, and social planning.