CZ|DS Founding Principal, 1986
Bachelor of Design in Interior Design
College of Architecture & Fine Arts, University of Florida, 1973
As a founding principal in 1986, Linda leads the studio’s work in the office, higher education, housing and government sector. She brings an in-depth knowledge and interest in the design of the office environment, skill in leading complex information-gathering exercises, and she likes understanding connections and relationships which occur when combining experience in the work environment with learning, living and healing spaces.
As a former Board and Executive Committee of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon (AFO), Linda enjoyed participating in their Architects in Schools program; and as a long-term member of the Third Angle New Music Board, she was responsible for challenging the group to begin their Frozen Music series of performances focusing on the relationship between music and space.
Linda’s professional experience began in architectural offices in South Florida, and includes a five-year association with the Oregon School of Design as Acting Director, Director of Marketing and educator.
Janice Schorr Meyer, EDAC
Bachelor of Arts
School of Architecture & Interior Design, Kent State University, 1995
CZ|DS – 2002 to present
Janice has a great eye and mind for problem solving and organizing. She has worked closely with several of our government clients including the City of Portland and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The variety of office environments has included semi-industrial renovations, offices for the City’s BES Controlled Sewer Overflow Eastside offices, and the country’s 100th LEED-certified project on BPA’s Ross Complex in Vancouver, Washington. Janice’s patience and attention to detail are critical components on projects which have ranged in size from small to multi-phased design, space planning and move management for over 900 personnel moves.
Janice’s experience with architectural wayfinding and signage design was put to use for Fresno County’s Juvenile Justice Delinquency Courts paying attention to architectural materials used to help support wayfinding as well as the programming and design of signage throughout the building. For PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Janice was involved in the programming and design of signage throughout the new facility.
Bachelor of Interior Architecture
School of Architecture & Allied Arts, University of Oregon, 2015
CZ|DS – 2015 to present
As a 2015 interior architecture graduate from the University of Oregon, Amber completed a multi-faceted thesis project designing a small-scale children’s hospital – mixing healthcare, educational and residential elements within a single facility, conceiving a solution that created a healing and caring environment for pediatric care in a family-centered setting. Amber’s professional experience has used that project as a springboard to complex projects in which her attention to detail and problem-solving skills have made her a critical team member.
Since joining the firm, Amber has used her interest in educational environments to complete a major renovation for the University of Oregon’s Innovation Hub, Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus Library, and is currently leading the effort to update Oregon State University’s Gilbert Hall science classrooms. For the City of Portland, Amber has been a member of an integrated team focusing on The Portland Building Reconstruction project. She has worked closely with clients and architects to design a new office and light industrial space for CLPUD, as well as a new concept retail outlet for Made In Oregon at PDX Airport, including space planning, interior design and furniture selection.
Master of Interior Architecture
School of Architecture & Allied Arts, University of Oregon, 2016
CZ|DS – 2017 to present
Alexandra joined CZ|DS this past summer and set to work assisting in the development of workplace space planning schemes to improve efficiency and communication throughout the modern office environment. She has since developed optimized plans for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and AHA, a brand strategy and creative organization located in Vancouver, Washington.
Alexandra is passionate about all aspects of design, from conceptual and schematic design, to the implementation of sustainable methods. She believes that design is inherently user-centric, and should ultimately inspire conversation, collaboration, and an user enhanced experience.