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.

Our Services



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:

  • Site Analysis
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Engineering
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration

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.

The Team

Willard C Dixon AIA

Willard C. Dixon AIA

Award winning architect, Willard C. Dixon AIA, is at heart an inventor, an artist and a storyteller who approaches every project in search of its unique narrative. With a degree from the University of Washington and having honed his skills at design-build firms throughout the Pacific Northwest, he believes in the symbiotic relationship between nature and structure. He works in close collaboration with clients to explore the story of a building or property from its origins to its potential—and from this collaboration he designs a new form that respects both where the place has been and how it will evolve.

Will is proud to call Eugene home, and much of his work has been about community partnership, solving pressing problems and breathing new life into our neighborhoods. For Will, architecture is a service-oriented profession—whether working on commercial properties or alternative housing, additions, remodels or new construction, he approaches every venture with thoughtfulness, collaboration and the belief that architecture, at its noblest, should be sculpture that people can walk through.
Eli Nafziger

Eli Nafziger, Assoc. AIA

Eli joined the Willard C. Dixon team after graduating from the University of Oregon in 2014 with a Bachelors of Architecture. Throughout school he focused his curiosity on minimal dwelling, passive housing strategies, and energy-efficient design. He loves the tiny house movement, minimalist living, and the vernacular architecture and lifestyles of the Pacific Northwest. He is thrilled to join a team with such an established community- and service-oriented design ethic.
Travis Sheridan

Travis Sheridan, Assoc. AIA

Before coming to Eugene a few years ago, Travis lived and worked in the desert Southwest, where he gained vital experience on projects including large 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 attenuation to eco-mindedness, re-inspiring him to engage the built environment with vision and rigor.