Daniel Reid

Daniel Reid

Portland, OR, US



Ukemi is a term used in Aikido practice that refers to the forthright initiation and committed continuation of an encounter, which typically includes being thrown or pinned (sometimes painfully) to the mat, then getting up with alacrity and preparing for the next encounter.

The practice of ukemi is instructive when embarking on any long and strenuous learning process in which initial success and gratification are not certain. It teaches perseverance, endurance, and discipline to learn difficult lessons.

I did my undergraduate work at Humboldt State University near my hometown in Northern California, where I studied theatrical lighting design. After college I spent about eight years working in residential lighting and various office jobs in the San Francisco and Minneapolis areas. I am currently completing dual Master’s degrees in Architecture and Planning at the University of Oregon, and I expect to graduate with both degrees in March 2015.

I have focused my design work mainly on urban infill projects with the primary goal of sensitivity to the built and natural contexts. I would love to apply my architecture and planning skills to designing vibrant urban environments, compact and affordable housing, and walkable streetscapes.



MacKenzie, Portland, OR, US, Architectural Designer/Job Captain

May 2015 - current

Catena Consulting Engineers, Portland, OR, US, BIM/CADD Specialist

Create and update structural engineering models, plan and detail drawings, and construction documents using Revit and AutoCAD; work closely with project engineers in consultation with client architects through Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Document project phases.

Sep 2014 - May 2015

Hoffman Construction Company, Portland, OR, US, Intern

Updated construction documents, provided photographic documentation of construction progress, coordinated and compiled project closeout documents, and provided administrative and logistical support for construction of the new UO Football Operations Center.

Mar 2012 - Jul 2013

Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) development team, Eugene, OR, US, Team Member

Researched nationwide best practices for accelerating technology spinout businesses; participated in meetings and interviews with local business owners and regional stakeholders; helped to develop a regional accelerator network model that ultimately received funding from the Oregon state legislature.

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

Planning and Development Department, Eugene, OR, US, Intern

Reviewed grant proposals for storefront lighting improvements; worked with the Chamber of Commerce and a design team to develop a master lighting design for Downtown; drafted memos and proposals to City Council; provided community outreach and administrative support for other Downtown Development projects.

Oct 2011 - Mar 2012

engage:ARCHITECTURE, Eugene, OR, US, Student Assistant

Provided design, graphic, and logistical support for architectural projects, including an interior remodel, a backyard landscape design, and lighting design for a new home under construction.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Activar Construction Products Group, Bloomington, MN, US, Customer Service Representative

Provided sales and customer service support for a commercial construction-products manufacturer.

Mar 2009 - Jun 2010


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Masters, Community and Regional Planning

Sep 2012 - current

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2010 - current

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, US, Bachelors, Theater Arts

Sep 1998 - Dec 2001

Areas of Specialization