About Us

Willard C. Dixon | Architect, LLC is a Eugene based, service-oriented design firm that collaborates with clients on residential, commercial and planning projects. We emphasize integrity, detail and sustainability in our work and look to the natural world for inspiration in our designs. We are passionate community partners and dedicate ourselves to improving our neighborhoods, building healthy environments and addressing real world housing concerns. That’s why you’ll find our office at street level, where the people are, and why we stand behind our Architecture 5¢ booth that you’ll see at the Eugene Home Shows, Eugene Saturday Market, and elsewhere around town; we are problem-seekers and puzzle-solvers who want to ensure that consumers are informed and that they have access to the information they need to make the best decisions for their lives.

Our team brings over 80 years of combined professional experience to every project. We are a well-rounded, eco-minded crew with foundational knowledge in construction and expertise in Pacific Northwest architecture, energy efficient design, sustainable building practices and much more. We want our clients to love the work we do for them. We want them to feel like we are partners in their dream, that our work together exceeds their expectations, and that we are dedicated to creating something truly meaningful. With that in mind, every step we take in a design promotes client involvement and open dialogue, so that together we come up with solutions that are inventive and inspire people to do more and be more. We bring this commitment to every project, large and small.


Willard C. Dixon AIA | Architect, LLC is an award-winning firm that can provide for all of your design needs. We provide a full range of architectural services for residential and commercial projects:

  • Planning
  • Site Analysis
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Construction Documents
  • Specifications
  • Project Management
  • Construction Observation

Although we are not a Design|Build firm, we work in collaboration with a small number of local builders whose integrity and skills we trust, and we are happy to act as your construction administrator with the builder of your choice.

Because our goal is to bring your vision to reality, we are always happy to meet with you to discuss your ideas. The first hour of consultation time is free. During this time we like to address design, cost, process, construction, feasibility and timeline to give you a better scope of your proposed project.

If you’ve got a project in mind, contact us to learn more.


Willard C. Dixon, AIA

Will is proud to call the Eugene-Springfield area home with his wife and family. Much of his work thus far has been about community partnerships, solving pressing problems, and breathing new life into our neighborhoods. For him, architecture is a service-oriented profession - whether working on commercial projects big or small, multi-family housing, new homes, addition-remodels, tiny homes, or tenant-infills, he approaches every venture with thoughtfulness, creativity, and a spirit of collaboration. With a degree from Washington State University and having been a builder for over 30 years, Will believes in honesty of materials and craftsmanship, along with the importance of gaining trust between the owner, architect, and builder. He likes to work closely with his clients to explore each project's unique narrative, and design with respect to both where the place has been and how it will evolve. As a past president of the AIA-Southwestern Oregon chapter, Will believes in giving back to his local architecture community who has supported him so generously and unconditionally along the way.

Jesse C. McMillen, AIA

Jesse is a licensed architect and brings over 20 years of experience to the Willard C. Dixon team. In his professional career, he has worked on a wide variety of projects including multifamily residential, retail, commercial office, hospitality, healthcare, and luxury residential homes for international clients. Jesse prides himself on his dedication to the collaborative process, respect for all team members, problem solving, and successful project delivery. He is focused on understanding client needs and translating them into the built form through the architectural design process. Jesse was born and raised in the ski town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho. Having lived throughout the Pacific Northwest including Seattle and Portland, he feels lucky to call the Willamette Valley home. Outside of the office you’ll find Jesse skiing, biking, camping, and dancing with his wife and daughter at a local dance studio.

William A. Aquino, Jr.

Bill is a good guy. Bill likes to design buildings and draft plans, and he likes to wear his hat too. Bill is “old school,” and frowns on having to be on the interweb. Bill got his degree from the University of Oregon, and also studied architecture history along with his design classes. Before joining us, Bill worked with the same architect for almost 30 years. Bill has a grounding presence and a good sense of humor, and his coworkers enjoy having him around. Bill has read many books and seen many movies, and he likes to tell stories too, like the time he had to perform his traditional Philippine dance as a young man. Other stories Bill likes to tell are about his first encounter with a pig, and his exciting adventures while travelling in Japan and Australia. Bill is not-so-young now, but this allows his broad and varied life experience to be much appreciated when he chooses to share it with us. When not at the office, Bill can be found at home. Bill has a warm and contagious laugh. Bill likes drinking tea, the same kind every day.


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