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 for 2019 application information.

Hatfield Application Information & Requirements
Hatfield Application Cover Sheet

Congrats to our 2018 Hatfield Scholar,

Lisa Patterson

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to Lisa Patterson, architecture graduate student at Portland State University. The Architecture Foundation of Oregon is pleased to make this award in recognition of Lisa’s perseverance toward community centered design, her technical and artistic skills, and for her 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 Lisa has experienced and will take forward in her architectural career.

Her experience at PSU has included:

  • Vast engagement in the research, community engagement, and design of the Kenton Women’s Village, in which she lead the design of the modular kitchen and shower facilities – which are highlighted by the residents as their favorite feature
  • She was selected as this year’s Student Fellow for the Center For Public Interest Design, and through this role helped develop a community-based transit guide to serve underserved communities in North and South Sacramento.

Please join us in congratulating our 2018 Senator Mark O. Hatfield Architectural Scholar, Lisa Patterson.