Willard C. Dixon, AIA
Will is proud to call Eugene 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.
Travis Sheridan, Assoc. AIA
Before coming to Eugene over eight years ago, Travis lived and worked in the desert Southwest, where he gained vital experience on projects including civic campuses, mass transit systems, and mixed-use development. He studied architecture at Arizona State University while also developing a passion for social and cultural relations as well as sustainability. Relocating to Eugene has reinforced his penchant for eco-mindedness, re-inspiring him to engage the built environment with vision and rigor. Travis enjoys working on projects of all sizes, and believes that respect is a two-way street when it comes to the teamwork necessary for any project to be successful. To him, architecture is a calling, not a job, and when he's not engaging with a client on a design challenge, he can be found sketching in his journal and dreaming up beautiful solutions. Travis is also an avid supporter of AIS, Architects in Schools, and every year can be found inspiring kids in our local schools to look differently at the world around them.
Malaknaz Modaresnezhad, Assoc. AIA
Malaknaz joined the Willard C. Dixon AIA team after six years of studying, researching and working with architects, engineers, and designers (in North Carolina, Idaho, and Oregon) on sustainable design and healthy indoor environments. She received her BSc degree in Architecture in 2011 and worked in professional architecture firms by focusing on residential and commercial buildings. To continue her passion in healthy indoor environments, she attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 2013 where she received her Master of Science in Interior Architecture focusing on impact of daylight in design of workstation partitions in open plan offices. Malaknaz is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and USGBC. Her work on daylighting design and healthy indoor environments has recently led to several international awards and scholarships.