Architecture Foundation of Oregon (AFO) was pleased to present Crossing the Columbia: What Does it Mean? in conjunction with PDXplore. AFO advocates for the enhancement of our built environment, the livability of our communities, and preservation of our rich architectural heritage.
Established in 1983, AFO celebrates architecture through education, research, publications and awareness via programs that include:
AFO's services are guided by a 30-member board of design, business and community leaders, and Executive Director, G. Jane Jarrett. Jane has over 30 years of arts administration experience, working in marketing, development and management positions for the Oregon Symphony, Portland Center for the Performing Arts and Portland Center Stage. She was Managing Director of Stage One: The Louisville Children's Theatre, one of the nation's premier professional theatre companies for young audiences. Jane has participated on the Regional Arts & Culture Council's Operating Grants Panel, has served on the Boards of Directors for West Coast Chamber Orchestra and Portland Center Stage, and is currently Co-President of the Board of Third Angle New Music Ensemble. She also served as Business Development Director for SRG Partnership, a Portland architecture firm, and is happy to have landed in this role at AFO to combine her nonprofit expertise with her love of architecture and service to the community.