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Ned Vaivoda
Ned Vaivoda
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Shattuck Hall 235

Bachelor of Architecture, Case Western Reserve University, 1969
Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1974
Master of City Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 1974

Ned Vaivoda has been a practicing architect and Principal in Portland since 1977, co-founding Thompson Vaivoda & Associates in 1984. Ned has been adjunct faculty at PSU for 4 years leading design studios and professional practice courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is presently owner and principal of Edward Vaivoda Architecture, LLC.

Ned’s work at The Grotto, a National Catholic Sanctuary in Portland, has provided multiple opportunities for design expression. The internationally-recognized Moyer Meditation Chapel and the Welcome Center, an AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Honor Award of Excellence winner, showcase his skill at bonding building with site, and typifies his deliberate commitment to architectural control and authenticity over bigness and fashion. His work spans a variety of building types, always striving to elevate the commonplace to a work of architecture and a contribution to the built environment.

Ned’s work has been published widely. The Moyer Chapel was the cover story and lead article in the December 1992 issue of Architecture magazine. His work has received more than 20 awards for design and construction excellence. Ned has also done award-winning work in photography, graphics and lighting design. He has lectured at: the University of Oregon, University of Idaho, Washington State University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Alaska Design Forum. Ned was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in the design category in 1999.