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BLRB Announces Staff Promotions for 2023

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Clockwise from top left: Nicholas Radon, Sarah Fischer, Amy McCarthy-Smith, Amy Vohs.

BLRB Architects is pleased to announce 2023 staff promotions across our regional offices.

Nicholas Radon, Sarah Fischer, and Amy Vohs have all been promoted to Associate Principal; and Amy McCarthy-Smith has been promoted to Associate.

Nicholas Radon, AIA, LEED Green Associate, is located in the firm’s Bend office and helps lead the firm’s commercial and housing projects in Oregon. With 20 years of experience, Radon has worked on a variety of mixed-use and multi-family projects along the West Coast ranging from $50,000 to over $200 million in construction costs. Nick has expertise in all phases of the design process from master planning and feasibility through construction and project close-out. His recent projects include The Hixon at Westside Yard (Bend), HiLine Homes Office (Redmond), Modera Century West Apartments (Bend), NW Wall Street Multifamily (Bend), and Reserves at Pilot Butte (Bend).

Sarah D. Fischer, AIA, LEED AP, has 20 years of experience on a variety of public projects and is located in the firm’s Tacoma office. Fischer has been recognized as an inclusive and collaborative project leader with a unique background in education, industrial, and parks sectors, serving both civic and commercial clients. Her greatest enthusiasm as an architect is contributing on team-based projects for public benefit. Recently managed projects include the Fawcett Elementary School Replacement for Tacoma Public Schools, Steilacoom DuPont Elementary School, the Negus Transfer Station for Deschutes County, Oregon, and the Spencer Creek Industrial Park for the Port of Kalama.

Amy Vohs, AIA, NCARB, recently joined BLRB’s Portland’s office and helps lead K-12 and public projects for the firm. Amy brings 25 years of experience with master planning, long range facility planning, sustainable facility design and a detailed approach to project documentation and delivery. Her recent projects include the expansion of Trinity Lutheran School in Bend, the Veneta District Headquarters and Crew House for the Oregon Department of Forestry and a variety of K-12 planning and design projects.

Amy McCarthy-Smith, AIA, NCARB, has been elevated to Associate of the firm. Located in BLRB’s Bend office, Amy is an organized, detail-driven architect and designer with experience in K-12, commercial and housing projects. Her recent projects include the expansion of Trinity Lutheran School in Bend, The Linden at Brookfield Senior Living (Connecticut), The Vero at Newark Senior Living (Delaware), The Vero at Bethlehem Senior Living (Pennsylvania), and The Vero at Chesapeake Senior Living (Virginia).

BLRB is proud to recognize these talented team members for advancing and demonstrating firm values of diversity, inclusion, integrity, learning, respect, and responsiveness in their work and through their interactions with colleagues, clients and partners.

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