Salem, OR (Nov. 16, 2017), Studio 3 Architecture is pleased to announce that Jim Toporek has received his Architecture License. Earning the license required completing the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Board) three-year program and passing the tests conducted by the ARE (Architect Registration Examination).
Toporek received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts in 2014, and joined Studio 3 Architecture in 2015. Growing up in the Midwest, he worked as a carpenter while studying at Gateway Technical College in Racine, Wisconsin, where he earned an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology. Toporek holds LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) accreditation and is committed to sustainability through design. He also is involved in the young architects program of the American Institute of Architects.
Toporek is especially passionate about designing multifamily housing.“You are designing a space for people to occupy all day, unlike a working environment which is typically only used for portions of the day,” he said. “It’s interesting to consider the character of a community and envision how to make housing work for that environment.”
Toporek said he was drawn to architecture by the social responsibility and client accountability of the profession. “It is a profession where designers are entrusted with creating spaces where moments and days are spent, where lives begin and end,” he said.
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Established in 2002 by principal architects Gene Bolante and Leonard Lodder. S3A is an architectural company that provides services for a variety of projects from commercial buildings to family housing with a focus on sustainability. 2012 Best of Salem Award in the Architects Category, 2010: Extreme Home Make Over: Home Edition; Oregon School for the Deaf, EarthWise Certified by Marion County, LEED Accredited.