Alex Porter

Alex Porter

Portland, OR, US


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Aspiring Architect, Furniture Designer, Pen and Ink artist, Ceramicist, Brother, and Friend.

Its not what you do, but how you do it.



Nike, Beaverton, OR, US, ETW

Assist Nike staff in various departments on a contract basis.

Recently helped develop and test the NG360 Golf App in preparation for its worldwide release

App has gone live as of June 11th, 2013

Feb 2013 - current

LEVER Architecture, Portland, OR, US, Junior Designer

"Union Way"
1025 Stark Street
Portland, OR

SD-CD w/ Jonathan Heppner and Thomas Robinson
scheduled completion: August 2013

Diagrammatic and rendered graphics
Build 3D models from existing drawings
Manage RFP documents
Pick up redlines wherever needed

Jul 2012 - Feb 2013

Architecture W, Portland, OR, US, Junior Designer

“orange alley”
MAX | min Competition 2011

AWARDED - 2nd Place

A review space adjacent to the University's Architecture School which
repurposes the original "alley" concept of the school's layout.

“back to the future”
Next 50 Competition
Seattle, Washington

A re-imagined urban forest and series of new open-ended pavilions
sited within the grounds of the Seattle Center

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012

designBridge, Eugene, OR, US, Project Manager

Grants Team

AWARDED - Williams Fund Grant - w/ Juli Brode and Nico Larco

Work with a team of peers to develop the approach, structure, and
initial body of text for this grant funded student-run design-build program.

“Garden Canvas”
Project Manager
SD-CD - Built 2010

Manage a team of 10 Undergraduate and Graduate students through
the permitting and construction documents phases of an on-campus
design-bulid installation. Administered state-funded budget of $10,000.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, CAD Drafter

Maintain space planning documents for Capital Construction.

Extensive use of AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010


University of Oregon in Portland, Portland, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

The University of Oregon specializes in sustainable design and design theory.

Expanding my education beyond the classroom I became a Project Manager with designBridge - the only student-run design/build program in the country.

"If a traditional architectural education teaches students to be great problem-solvers designBridge teaches students to become great problem-seekers."

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011


Max Min Competition, 2nd Place

2nd place for our team's redesign of an existing courtyard space.


Areas of Specialization 


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