At PKA Architects, we are passionate about every aspect of medical architecture. Our highly-trained experts work as a team to develop effective solutions for any healthcare project, no matter how complex. We provide our clients with unique and innovative designs that exceed expectations and provide patients and staff with the very best healthcare environments.
Steve, co-founder, and principal of PKA Architects, is a licensed architect and has been in practice for over 40 years. Due to this rich experience, Steve has a deep understanding of the ever-changing design needs for complex hospital facilities and healthcare organizations. This understanding has been used to lead PKA to decades of success and continuity. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.
Brianna holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. At PKA Architects, she specializes in information coordination, project management, and Revit implementation. Brianna enjoys painting and playing with Lego bricks with her two boys.
Joining PKA in 2001, Warren brings over 30 years professional experience working on a wide range of projects including retail, industrial and medical facilities. An Oregon native, and UO grad, Warren brings a vast knowledge and understanding of project management for complex projects. Outside of work he is an Eagle Scout, was a Scout leader for many years, and a softball coach.
Kevin came to PKA in 2008 from the residential housing industry. He brings 15 years of drafting experience from various disciplines. Kevin’s role as CAD/BIM manager requires him to be involved with the day-to-day work of all the drafting staff at PKA, troubleshooting issues and creating solutions. He is tasked with developing and implementing drafting standards for both 2-D and 3-D projects, and is also responsible for creating and updating the firm’s AutoCAD and Revit blocks and families.
Dave received his architectural degree from Washington State University and has been working in Oregon since that time. He joined PKA in 2004 and has worked on a myriad of projects with a specialty in construction administration. Outside of work he enjoys time with his grandchildren and trips to tropical destinations.
Josh’s career began at Intel in Hillsboro, OR after completing his undergraduate degree in engineering at Oregon State. He worked at Intel for eight years in product development, the last three years managing a team of electrical engineers. While at Intel, Josh earned an MBA degree from PSU with a focus on Innovation & Technology. In 2007, Josh elected to leave the engineering world and pursue a career in Architecture. From 2007 through June of 2010 Josh attended the University of Oregon’s Master of Architecture program full time and worked part time with PKA. Josh brings to the firm a diverse array of knowledge, capabilities, and insights. His wife, two sons, dinner parties, Beaver football, Blazer hoops, and getting outside occupy the rest of his time.
Sarah joined PKA in 2017 after earning her Master of Architecture from Kansas State University. Her interest in healthcare architecture stems from her passion for creating designs that promote healing and engage their users. Her skills include a variety of 3D modeling, visualization, and drafting software, knowledge of sustainable design strategies, graphics, and writing. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and reading.
Since joining PKA Architects in 1991, Jim has designed, detailed, and administered a wide variety of healthcare projects including imaging, patient beds, operating rooms, and oncology. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University. He was the lead project architect and manager for the Trios Hospital 74-bed greenfield project.
Kate joined PKA in 2011 after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Cal State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. Her passion for positively impacting her community through effective design interfaces perfectly with PKA’s in-depth knowledge and experience with healthcare architecture. Her diverse array of skills, including 3D modeling, rendering, creative problem solving and design, as well as a talent for graphic and written communication, have been utilized throughout many aspects of business at PKA. Kate played the great highland bagpipes in high school, loves music and singing, and is working on a gluten-free cookbook.
Marcus has been with PKA for over 20 years and has completed projects for all manner of inpatient and outpatient care delivery models. In his spare time, Marcus enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, and golf.
With a passion for evidence based design, Thane specializes in the medical planning of environments large and small. When not in the office, you may find him gardening, hiking, biking, chilling with his family, or cleaning horse stalls. Thane holds a master’s degree in architecture from Texas A&M University.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Jeff brings over 20 years of architectural experience to PKA Architects, including work on new construction and remodel projects throughout Oregon and Washington. His experience covers all levels of service including design, construction documents, and construction administration.
A devoted problem solver, Russ specializes in state and federal projects, as well as code compliance. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Westmont College. When not working, Russ enjoys travel, sketching, photography, and the great outdoors.
Reg joined PKA in 1983 and adheres to the philosophy that proper project planning and management, matched with careful attention to detail, is key to a project’s outcome, effectiveness and longevity. For over 25 years, Reg has contributed continuously as a leader on many of PKA’s projects. There are few clients, current or past, that have not benefited from technical experience, attention to detail and knowledge for complex building codes and jurisdictional oversight that Reg provides to the PKA team.
Joining PKA in 2004, Tony has over 20 years of experience directing medical, education, religious, and retail projects. Tony is a lead for the firm during the construction administration phase on numerous projects large and small. He is also skilled in the attention to detail for putting together construction documents and is a lead specification writer for the office.
Paul holds a master’s degree in architecture from Montana State University. He has been working as a medical planner and project manager for over twelve years and provides excellent client service for the firm. In his spare time, Paul likes to hang out with his daughters, enjoy the outdoors, and hone his woodworking skills.
Tom holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho. He has over 25 years’ professional experience in military, education, retail, and commercial design. At PKA Architects, he has focused on codes, construction documents, as well as CA.
Born in Mexico and raised in California, Marcelo holds a master’s degree in architecture from Arizona State University. An expert in medical planning, Marcelo is well-versed in all phases of project delivery. In his spare time, Marcelo enjoys woodworking, model trains, and photography.
An AutoCAD specialist, Alan has worked on many projects while at PKA including operating rooms, MRIs, CT scans, and patient care facilities. In his spare time, Alan enjoys camping, hiking, movies, and video games.
Debbie graduated with a BSc degree in Physics from India and with a BArch degree from University of Houston. She has 22 years of architectural experience and is a registered Architect in India. Prior to moving to Portland, she ran her own firm. Debbie has worked on residential, commercial, hospitality, educational, automotive, interiors, and enjoys working on healthcare projects. Outside of work Debbie enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.
A graduate of the University of Portland, Renee is PKA Architects’ accounting and billing specialist. When not helping the firm maintain its project contracts, Renee spends her time cooking or attending sporting events with her three children.
Michael has been with PKA for 13 years and is an accomplished job captain with construction document and construction administration experience on a wide range of healthcare projects. He holds an associate’s degree from ITT Technical Institute and graduated from the U.S. Air Force’s “school of hard knocks.” Michael enjoys the outdoors and golf, and he is a self-admitted wine snob.
As a job captain, Allen has worked on many projects while at PKA including imaging suites, behavior health, nursing units, and emergency departments. In his spare time, Alan enjoys spending time with his family.
From large complex inpatient hospital departments to renovating small rural clinics, Tim’s 20 years of experience spans a wide array of healthcare projects. After 13 years in healthcare architecture for a variety of clients in the Pacific Northwest, Tim served six years providing volunteer architecture services throughout Latin America with a non-profit organization. Now back in the United States, Tim adds his international experience to the team at PKA.
David is member of the firm’s Revit/BIM team and has deep experience working with these modeling tools. He uses this experience to support numerous healthcare projects in the office. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, listening to music, and cooking.
Joining PKA in 1991, Paul brought with him well rounded project management experience working with an assortment of different clients with projects that ranged from restaurants to multifamily housing to large retail developments. The 20+ years of experience in healthcare architecture while at PKA has provided Paul with a comprehensive background well-suited to manage complex projects involving multiple departments, diverse user needs, a variety of medical equipment vendors, and consulting engineers. He also has a passion for hiking and photography.
Sean graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, magna cum laude. He joined PKA Architects in 2005, and has twenty years of healthcare architecture and design experience. Sean is also a ninja in his spare time: he loves to compete in obstacle-course racing events. #RCTID!
Jason is a leader in the office for creating highly detailed 3D visualizations and renderings. He is also really strong at developing highly accurate and coordinated construction documentation for all manner of remodel, TI, and new greenfield projects. Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Ximena joined PKA in late 2015. Originally from Buenos Aires – Argentina, where she obtained her Masters in Architecture, she holds more than 20 years of professional practice. Ximena has lived in the US since 2001, gaining project management experience in the successful execution of corporate, industrial, K-12, commercial and residential projects. She is very excited about having moved from South Carolina to the West Coast with her husband, who is also an architect. Ximena loves applying her organizational skills as the Chair of a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Arts in SC, and as the curator/organizer of TEDxSpartanburg in 2011.
Alberto brings to PKA over 35 years experience in design and management with an extensive portfolio including healthcare, residential, commercial and planning projects in the United States, Israel and Argentina. He has spent the last fifteen years of his career specializing in design for healthcare. Alberto holds a Master degree in architecture from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master degree in sustainable architecture and energy efficiency from La Salle University in Barcelona, Spain.
Outside the work, he enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, rock music, movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Joining PKA in 2015, Adrian brings over 13 years of experience in schematic design, space planning, design development and construction documents. Adrian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Marylhurst University, as well as a Computing Science degree from Glasgow University, Scotland. Adrian spends his spare time outdoors hiking, cycling and canoeing.
Rachael holds a Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Joining PKA in 2016, Rachael has extensive experience with a variety of drafting and 3-D modeling software. She has previously worked in corporate, commercial, and hospitality design. Outside of architecture, she enjoys traveling, art, and spending time with her dog Ollie.
Ray graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He joined PKA Architects in 2003 and has over 20 years of experience working on architectural projects in Healthcare, commercial, K-12 and residential design. In his spare time Ray enjoys creating and selling original art in a variety of media (oils, acrylics, water colors, pen & ink, pencils) as well as hiking, running and swimming in the great outdoors.
The Right Project, the right cost, the right time
In the 1980s, PKA completed 370 projects.
In the 1990s, PKA completed 827 projects.
In the 2000s, PKA completed 934 projects.
In the 2010s, PKA completed 653 projects.
492 years of combined experience.
853 total beds for ICU, OB, behavioral health, and medical-surgical units.
projects on average each year.
470 projects have been completed for Oregon Health & Sciences University to date.
685 projects have been completed for Kaiser Permanente to date.
565 projects have been completed for Adventist Health to date.
126 projects have been completed for the VA to date.
Over Three Decades of Designing Excellence in Healthcare
Co-founded in 1980 by Steve Kolberg, PKA Architects has provided master building and architectural design services for clients all across the West Coast. At PKA Architects, we nurture close working relationships with our clients throughout the lives of our projects. This enables us to deliver the right project at the right time and at the right cost, no matter the circumstances. This commitment to our clients’ needs has gained us the loyalty of many hospitals, medical centers, and other medical clients over the last decades.