Sharing Our Story: The Holiday Party

We’re excited to celebrate another year here at Versatile and this year we held our holiday party at the De Wolf’s new home: The Isam White house.

Here’s a peak inside the the home and holiday party festivities:

The Holiday Party
Product designer, Curtis Nagel and operations manager, Erica Witbeck raise their glasses to the season at the Holiday Party.
The Holiday Party
Shop carpenter, Sarah Isaacs-Meyers shares some quality time with a friend at the Holiday Party.
The Holiday Party
Arciform’s lead carpenter and project manager Jamie Whittaker and field carpenter, Jeff Inskeep discuss the state of the world at the Holiday Party.
The Holiday Party
Clockwise from left, back to front: product design manager, Rex Vaccaro‘s partner, Nick, Arciform employee, Dave Thomas with friend, Amanda, Rex, Arciform project manager, Adam Schofield’s wife, Niki and accountant Jennifer Barrow.
The Holiday Party
The tree stood in the basement on the way to “The Chapel” …
The Holiday Party
What happens in “The Chapel” stays in the chapel.
The Holiday Party
Richard and Anne received some wonderful gifts from their team; Oregon Humane Society donation and a brick inscribed with their names in Pioneer Square.
The Holiday Party
Richard speaks to his team; “When I ask you what excites you about your work here each day, I really want to know. What makes you happy?”

 

 

Winning Together: Restoration Celebration 2017

Friday, Nov. 10th, 2017: On a rainy evening in downtown Portland, more than 250 people came together. Celebrating Oregon’s historical structures and preservation at Restore Oregon’s most important fundraiser of the year, The Restoration Celebration 2017. This year it was held at the beautiful Sentinel Hotel. The Sentinel was built in 1909 and designed by William Christmas Knighton. Knighton was Oregon’s first architect to use Viennese-influenced Early Modern and modified Arts and Crafts styles in his designs.

Versatile was proud to be the presenting sponsor at the restoration celebration 2017. They welcomed the guests with a toast by Anne De Wolf and Snow Blackwood (below).

Restoration Celebration 2017
Restoration Celebration 2017

So many people make an impact on Oregon’s historic preservation. This became obvious as the DeMuro Awards were given out to the leaders in preservation who are designing our historical structures in a way that makes sense for Oregon’s future.

Below are some photos of the night, courtesy of Side Angle Photography. We hope to see you there next year!

Restoration Celebration 2017
Restore Oregon’s marketing director, Jeannette Shupp and executive director, Peggy Moretti hold up this year’s DeMuro Award which was a beautifully crafted plate designed by Lonesomeville Pottery.
Restoration Celebration 2017
The Jantzen Beach carousel was built by renowned carver, C.W. Parker in 1904. Thanks to Restore Oregon it has been saved from demolition and now just needs a home. This way we can return this beloved family attraction and golden piece of our history to the greater Portland community. Read more
Restoration Celebration 2017
Gorgeous details of the Sentinel Hotel show us why preserving historical architecture is so important.
Restoration Celebration 2017
Karen Johnson (right) of Apollo Design and Rooter Service stands with friend.
Restoration Celebration 2017
From left: Maya Foty and Matthew Davis of Architectural Resources Group, Anne De Wolf of Arciform, Snow Blackwood of Snow B Designs and Jeff Dood of Reforma LLC.
Restoration Celebration 2017
Proud winners of a DeMuro Award for their work on the Overland Warehouse, Melody and Brian Emerick (left) stand with friends.
Restoration Celebration 2017
Let the show begin! MC and auctioneer, Restore Oregon’s board president, Roy Fox, entertained the crowd. He developed the excitement throughout the night helping to raise more than $90K on this evening in support of restoration.
Restoration Celebration 2017
Bill Hart and Anthony Belluschi
Restoration Celebration 2017
Roy Fox, Restore Oregon’s board president, briefs me for my time on stage while Erica stands by
Restoration Celebration 2017
Peggy Moretti honors Karla Pearlstein for her many achievements in historical restoration, most recently the Delaney House.