Advisory Council

Ryan Admiral

Program Manager Workplace Strategies & Services, Cambia Health Solutions

Ryan Admiral is a Program Manager for Cambia Health Solutions where he is a leader in the real estate and facilities design team. Ryan envisions the now and future workspaces for his internal clients to create dynamic and innovative spaces that allow the team to bring focus to their work and freedom to their teams.

 

 

Ryan’s background began at GBD Architects, designing compelling and highly functional spaces for a variety of local and national companies. Later working as Lead Terminal Planner for the Port of Portland, he developed restaurant and retail concepts at the award-winning PDX Airport. These experiences built upon Ryan’s desire to explore space and the way people interact with the world around them. Ryan’s interest in design led him to become involved in Design Museum Portland in order to help bring awareness to the power of thoughtfully designed spaces.

Joe Baldwin

Partner, Opsis Architecture

Joe Baldwin has been an active member of the Los Angeles and Portland architecture and academic communities for over 20 years. He has spent the last 12 years at Opsis Architecture as a Project Architect and Lead Designer on several award-winning, environmentally sustainable projects. Joe focuses on higher education, arts education, and community-based projects and is interested in the dynamic and creative interplay between landscape, site specificity, social impact, sustainability, and built form.

Amanda Claire

Creative Manager, Wieden + Kennedy

Amanda Claire is a Creative Manager at Wieden + Kennedy where she helps lead creative campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands. A Portland native, she’s been immersed in the Northwest’s cultural landscape for nearly a decade and is a multifaceted creative producer with experience producing photoshoots, brand campaigns, events, websites and experiences. Curiosity, passion and a keen understanding of the creative process are the focal points of her work in the design realm.

Meghann Dryer

VP of Consumer Experience, Cambia Health Solutions

Meghann Dryer joined Cambia as VP of Consumer Experience in December 2016. Prior to Cambia, Meg worked as a Global Design Director in both workplace design and product at Nike. Before Nike, Meg spent the bulk of her career at IDEO, leading innovation and experience design projects across a wide variety of industries.

 

 

She’s designed car museums, loyalty programs for high rollers, online learning platforms, and new retail experiences. A graduate of both Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Meg has also lectured at Stanford’s d.school, teaching design thinking, organizational design and behavior change. Outside of work, Meg enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys anywhere in nature. She also loves teaching yoga.

Stephanie Gioia

Founding Partner, FutureWorkDesign

Stephanie is an independent consultant working at the intersection of organizational challenges and design thinking. Helping organizations get to clarity is Stephanie’s superpower. Her practice combines facilitation, human-centered design, visual communication, strategy analysis, and organizational behavior design tools. Stephanie teaches at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, the University of Oregon Executive MBA program, and the MFA in Collaborative Design program at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Stephanie has previously served as Director of Consulting for XPLANE, a Portland-based visual thinking consultancy; at IDEO, a Palo Alto-based design innovation consultancy; and in process and organizational design roles UBS, AES, and the World Bank. As a consultant, Stephanie has worked with a diverse range of organizations: large public companies, small private companies, government, NGOs, and non-profits. Stephanie holds an MBA in strategy and organizational sensemaking from the University of Michigan and a BA from Georgetown University.

Brittney Herrera

Founding Partner, HBX Studio

Brittney is a founder and partner of HBX Studio, a demonstrated leader, and active philanthropist. While technically a red-headed step-child, that label has not stopped her from becoming a trusted advisor and designer for some of the top Tech firms in the world. Her designs are home to the likes of TripAdvisor, edX, LogMeIn, EnerNOC and Blackduck Software. She is a former President of IIDA New England and a current board member of The Arthritis Foundation’s Oregon Chapter, a member of the Center for Workplace Innovation Think Tank and the Design Museum’s Advisory Council.

When not making out of the box Interiors for her clients, Brittney can be found in the kitchen making her famous chocolate chip cookies while her daughter empties the Tupperware drawer. #mommieproblems
Her mottos include (but are not limited to): “If it was easy, everyone would do it”; “You can have a good day or a bad day, the effort is the same”; The juice is worth the squeeze”; “Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield.”

Ed Herrera

Senior Designer, BRIC Architecture, Inc.

Ed Herrera has long been interested in art, design, and how the two intertwine in the urban fabric. He draws on his own life experiences of childhood in the Philippines and growing up in Southern California to be resonating inspirations for provoking connections and collaborations –a consistent theme he likes to embed, whether in the workplace or community. Having lived in San Diego, Boston, and now Portland, his involvement in multiple architecture communities has enabled him to explore professional collaborations in each region.

 

Ed holds high value in the impact that the built environment, in each respective form, can have in social and economic change, from multi-family housing, mixed-use structures, and corporate workplace environments. His continued pursuit of helping to shape communities has directed him to focus on schools and educational environments.

Ed brings many years of design background expertise to our Advisory Council, from such grass roots work of mosaic tile murals to delivering a 20-story multi-family residence. In his words: “It all comes down to the process.” Ed is a Senior Designer at BRIC Architecture, Inc., where he works on school design and is constantly inspired by working for the children.

Ruwan Jayaweera

Senior Associate and Mechanical Engineer, PAE

Ruwan Jayaweera is a Senior Associate and Mechanical Engineer at PAE with more than 20 years of experience in design and modeling of sustainable buildings. He has provided expertise for 19 LEED rated or registered projects, as well as several passive, resilient, and Net Zero Energy projects.  Ruwan is also active in giving back to the community, as a mentor with the ACE Mentorship Program and MESA and as a member of the Green Schools Committee.

A well-travelled fellow, Ruwan was born in Sri Lanka, earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland, and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2005. He has two children, is a backpacker and runner, and occasionally plays the violin.

Lisa Occhipinti

Artist & Author

Artist and author Lisa Occhipinti creates bespoke sculptural assemblages, embroidered photographs and artist’s books. Transforming things rather than always creating anew, Lisa constructs her works so that they lend their own histories while merging narrative and design.

She has written and illustrated Novel Living and The Repurposed Library. Some of Lisa’s work has been included Papercraft and she is a contributing essayist to The Laws of Subtraction.

 

She was a faculty member at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and coordinated and taught their first summer abroad program at the Burren College of Art in Ireland. She has also taught at the Brentwood Art Center, the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the Marlborough School, all in Los Angeles.

Lisa received a fellowship from the Clowes Fund for a full residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT, and won a residency at the Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock NY. She has spoken on the role of books in the digital age at a TedX Talk as well as at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. Her work is in private and corporate collections worldwide.

Jeri Tess

Associate Principal, Opsis Architecture

Jeri Tess is an Associate Principal at Portland-based Opsis Architecture where she leads the interiors group. Jeri works closely with clients to create memorable spaces that nurture and inspire people in their work and play. She has designed numerous national and regional award-winning institutional projects. Jeri’s passion for the arts and interest in collaborating with artists from varying fields has resulted in the creation of art projects and events in Portland and Sweden that look at the intersection of performing arts and architecture.