Current Residents

Spring 2014

Heidi Beebe

Heidi is an architect and teacher whose creative work explores the integration of natural systems into architectural configurations, adaptation and reinvention of existing structures, design techniques that alter perceptions of site and context, and strategies for rethinking the common kitchen. Her recent research, Re:Tool-Kit for Detroit, was funded by the University of Michigan and mapped the hidden, but persistent, network of small-shop manufacturing throughout Detroit.She has been invited to present this work at conferences in Oregon, Michigan, North Carolina and Istanbul. Raised in Idaho, Heidi holds a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and a Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. Beebe and Skidmore co-founded Beebe Skidmore (Architects) in 2007, which has produced award-winning and nationally published projects, and maintains active projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the United States. Learn more about Heidi.

David Armstrong

Heidi Beebe

Doug Skidmore

Doug is an architect and teacher. His creative work uses site specific installation and precise construction methods such as joinery to explore architectural scale and scale-lessness. Doug's degrees are from University of Oregon and Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is a faculty member at Lawrence Technological University near Detroit, where he conducts research-based design studios in architecture and architectural engineering.Recently, Doug exhibited work and lectured at Rhode Island School of Design, was a selected artist for exhibit at Mercedes-Benz Financial's corporate headquarters, and received the "Post Capitalist Award" with the RSTYWTR collective at 72 Hour Urban Action in Stuttgart, Germany. Beebe and Skidmore co-founded Beebe Skidmore (Architects) in 2007, which has produced award-winning and nationally published projects, and maintains active projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the United States. Learn more about Doug.

Mary Babcock

Doug Skidmore

Will Bruno

Will Bruno was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1981. He competed professionally in snowboarding while attending high school in Stratton Mountain, Vermont. He attained a BA degree in Studio Art from Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA in 2005, and an MFA degree in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University in 2012. His work explores the intersection of painting, installation and comics. Long walks, litter, dreams, science fiction, art history, work, play and fairy tales inspire his disjunctive narratives. Will Bruno published Either Into The Ether Or, a broadsheet comic book, for his exhibition of the same title in October 2013. He is currently working on the sequel. He teaches at Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about Will.

Minati Baro

Will Bruno

Charles Coldwell

Charles started his career performing on the recorder at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival.  More recently he has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Baroque Northwest, and Philharmonia Northwest; and in concerts and staged productions presented by the Early Music Guild of Seattle. He received a Master's degree in the Performance of Early Music from the New England Conservatory of Music, and has held positions on the faculties of the New England Conservatory and the Longy School of Music. A specialist in historical dance accompaniment, Charles has been a Music Director for historical dance troupes in Boston and Seattle. His residency will focus on arranging and editing music for solo recorder and recorder ensembles, and working on a program of music for solo recorder. Charles is part of the faculty for the 2014 Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop at the Sitka Center in April. Learn more about Charles.

Tom Crawford

Charles Coldwell

James Crews

James Crews was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. His work has appeared most recently in Ploughshares, The New Republic and The Times Literary Supplement, and he is the author of The Book of What Stays, winner of the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. He has worked as a salesman of bespoke wallpaper, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and an English teacher in rural Oregon. He spent this past summer working as a cook at a Buddhist monastery near Thunder Bay, Ontario.

James Crews

James Crews

Sierra Golden

Sierra Golden received her MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Winner of the program's 2012 Academy of American Poets Prize, Golden's work appears widely in literary journals such as Roanoke Review, Fourth River, and Tar River Poetry. New poems are forthcoming in Chicago Quarterly Review, Permafrost, and Ploughshares. Though she calls Washington State home, Golden has spent many summers in Alaska working as a commercial fisherman. Learn more about Sierra.

Mary Babcock

Sierra Golden

Alex Hirsch

Alex Hirsch's art searches for a knowing place within one's self. She specializes in making images on paper and custom, painterly art glass for architectural environments. In paint and glass, she makes quiet, evocative imagery that incorporates landscape references and abstraction. Her work eludes to complex tensions between darkness and light, singularity and multiplicity, solemnity and levity. She earned BA and BFA degrees from the University of Michigan and an MFA degree from Washington University. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about Alex.

Pamela Jordan

Alex Hirsch

Randall David Tipton

Randall David Tipton is a perceptual painter working from memory. The iconic landscapes of the Southwest and the more intimate views of the Pacific Northwest have been his focus. Although primarily self taught, his work was deeply informed by a masterclass with Richard Diebenkorn in 1985. He has exhibited throughout the western United States and has been collected by many corporate and public institutions. His home is in Lake Oswego Oregon where he also teaches. Learn more about Randall.

Andrea Stolowitz

Randall David Tipton