Hatfield Architectural Award


In 1998 Senator Mark O. Hatfield received the Architecture Foundation of Oregon’s Honored Citizen Award. Having dedicated his life to public service and to the citizens of Oregon, Mark Hatfield, who passed away in 2011, remains one of Oregon’s most respected and admired statesmen from his years in the Oregon House of Representatives and Senate, as Secretary of State and Governor of Oregon, to five terms as United States Senator. His contributions to Oregon and to the country are many, including funding for literally dozens of important public buildings throughout Oregon. In honor of the late Senator’s own interest in architectural design and commitment to service, afo’s Senator Mark O. Hatfield Architectural Award was established in 1998 to annually recognize an Oregon architecture student for their design promise and community service. Candidates may be either undergraduate or graduate students in the architecture programs at Portland State University or the University of Oregon.  Portfolios, essays, transcripts and reference letters are evaluated by a committee of afo board members.

Questions? candice@af-oregon.org


The 2018 application process is now closed. Check back in November, 2018 for information on 2019 applications. Thank you.

Hatfield Application Information & Requirements
Hatfield Application Cover Sheet


Congrats to our 2017 Hatfield Scholar,

Willy Chandler

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to Willy Chandler, architecture graduate student at Portland State University. The Architecture Foundation of Oregon is pleased to make this award in recognition of Willy’s theoretical knowledge, his technical and artistic skills, and for his thoughtful approach and beauty of execution in design. This award is given in memory and honor of the late Senator Hatfield, for the moments of human interaction that Willy has experienced and will take forward in his architectural career.

His experience at PSU has included:

  • Significant contributions to the City of Portland through his research with Dr. B.D. Wortham-Galvin on design opportunities for the Rosewood Community
  • Analysis and proposals for the role material recovery and reuse can play in addressing Portland’s housing crisis
  • Facilitation of workshops on the Right 2 Root campaign, seeking to address the displacement of the African American community from North Portland
  • Leading design and fabrication efforts on a mobile performance stage for the Portland Opera to take music to underserved communities.

Please join us in congratulating our 2017 Senator Mark O. Hatfield Architectural Scholar, Willy Chandler.

For more information please contact Candice Agahan at 503-542-3823 or candice@af-oregon.org