About Us

Willard C. Dixon AIA | Architect, LLC is a Eugene based, service-oriented design firm that collaborates with clients on residential, commercial and retail 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 beautifying 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 founded the 5¢ Architecture Booth that you’ll see at the Eugene Saturday Market; 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 thirty years of 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, minimal dwelling and passive housing strategies, sustainable building practices and 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 beautiful. 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 that 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.

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.