People

LINDA_009 ALT

Linda Czopek

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_013 ALT

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. The BPA Control Center, Hangar and field offices have also benefited from her participation. 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.

Amber Turner

Bachelor of Interior Architecture
School of Architecture & Allied Arts, University of Oregon, 2015

CZ|DS – 2015 to present

Amber joined the CZ|DS team shortly after graduating and immediately put her skills to use working on a wide range of projects including development of an interior design conceptual  package for a Portland Airport venue, detailed renderings for a new residence located on the Oregon Coast, and material palette development for the new 942 Olive Innovation Center in Eugene.

Amber’s joy of design is rooted in her curiosity to understand and explore connections in our built environment.  \She thrives in working on projects that range in scale, from detailing stair treads for a floating stair to documenting a large scale landscape plan for the 22-unit Corbett Crescent Condominiums.