Robert M. Dortignacq

Robert M. Dortignacq, AIA is the principal of the current firm that is a continuation of successive partnerships dating to 1935 when Donald Stewart left the practice of Pietro Beluschi. Mr. Dortignacq has built his reputation on quality design and craft. He has specialized in historic preservation and building conservation work for nearly 30 years. Work includes new planning, design, additions, and renovations.

Recent and current projects include: Design Guidelines and Standards for Forest Grove and Oregon City, restoration of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Asian Family Center offices, and several residential design projects. Notable prior projects include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House move and reconstruction, Albany [Oregon] Multi-Modal Depot and Transit Center rehabilitations; Eugene Depot rehabilitation; Central Library, Multnomah Falls Lodge, Officers’ Row in Vancouver, Washington, Carnegie Center rehabilitation and reconstruction, Oregon City, IRCO offices, training rooms and gym.

The firm’s design and preservation work has received awards from the Federal Department of Transportation, Portland Chapter AIA, Portland Historic Landmarks Commission, Associated Builders and Contractors, the GSA, numerous local jurisdiction and agencies.

Mr. Dortignacq is a past member of the Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation [two terms], a past Chair of the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission [two commission terms] , past Chair of the AIA Historic Resources Committee, and member of the Clackamas County and West Linn Historic Review Boards [two terms].

Mr. Dortignacq is involved in numerous community activities and boards including the Gordon House Conservancy Board. He has lectured, juried, written articles, testified, led tours and advocated for quality design and historic preservation. Mr. Dortignacq has been a guest lecturer for the University of Oregon.

UCLA, Master of Architecture, 1976, Los Angeles, California
Cornell University BS Civil Engineering, 1971, Ithaca, New York

Oregon and Washington