Sponsor Spotlight: Ankrom Moisan

Company Name: Ankrom Moisan
Number of years in business? 41 years
Involved on the IIDA Oregon Chapter Board?
Clare Goddard, Immediate Past President 2023-Present, President 2022-2023, President Elect 2021-2022, VP of Communications 2010-2011
Roberta Pennington, VP of Advocacy 2021-Present, President 2008-2009
Jenna Mogstad, VP of Communications 2023-Present, Director of Website 2021-2023
Emily Feicht, Director of Student Affairs 2021-Present

Formed in 1983, Ankrom Moisan now employs approximately 200 diverse, talented, and passionate architects, interior designers, planners and brand strategists with offices in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. We balance creative, innovative and sustainable designs with robust technical expertise. Our portfolio includes award winning projects in affordable housing, senior communities, higher education, urban living, hospitality, healthcare and behavioral health.

What is your favorite IIDA event and why?
The Design Excellence Awards. It is so great to see the whole A&D community come together for one night to celebrate the amazing design coming out of the state of Oregon. Whether or not an Ankrom Moisan project wins, we always come away feeling inspired by the industry.

What aspect of your company are you most proud of and why?
The culture at Ankrom Moisan is something special. It not only fosters a sense of community, it makes for better design.
At Ankrom Moisan, we are all about celebrating everyone’s unique perspectives. We operate with the understanding that we’re better when we work together, encouraging each other’s passions. Everyone is given space to bring unconventional ideas to the table which amplifies creativity and cultivates trust.
When you work at or with Ankrom Moisan, you get to collaborate with a team of playful, unpretentious, purpose-driven designers.

What value do you see in being an IIDA Oregon Chapter Annual Sponsor?
Being able to support the IIDA Oregon Chapter as an Annual Sponsor is important to Ankrom Moisan because our sponsorship goes directly towards all the quality events and programming put on by the chapter. We know that without our support the Chapter would not be able to provide our community with a wide variety of offerings that they currently do.
What impact do you see the IIDA Oregon Chapter having on the A&D community in Oregon?
As the face of the interior design profession for the state of Oregon, IIDA Oregon serves the design community through its variety of programming and events. IIDA Oregon Chapter programs help to foster development, while their events help to create a sense of connection and community within and outside the profession.

What are your firm’s core values?
Lead with our heart. Share openly. Embrace change. Have fun with it. Be yourself. Trust.
These are our Hows, the values by which we work and play. We encourage everyone to show up in life and at work authentically, to seek connections and embrace the work we do with enthusiasm and flexibility.

What gets you excited about design?
Having a positive impact on people’s lives.
At Ankrom Moisan, we’re driven by the goal to design places where people and communities thrive. It’s so exciting to see how thi purpose manifests in such a variety of ways, across our teams.
Some of our teams are very focused on sustainability and biophilia right now. For instance, we’re working on innovative Living Building projects, creating new models for healthier senior living.
Other teams are driving positive impact through trauma-informed design approaches, raising the bar for healthcare and affordable housing spaces.