Meet Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald serves as an architect for Studio 3 . Scott’s main responsibilities include the development of architectural design and preparation of construction documents.
He returned to Oregon after moving to Las Vegas in 2008 to attend UNLV where he received his graduate degree in architecture and a teaching assistantship in the environmental controls curriculum. Before this he completed his B.A. from University of Washington. Scott is also an associate member of the American Institute of Architects.
In May of 2017, Scott earned his architecture license.
Meet Jim Toporek
Jim Toporek is an architect at Studio 3 Architecture. He received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 2014 from the University of Oregon. Prior to living in Oregon, he hailed from the Midwest. Here he worked for years as a carpenter while attending school at Gateway Technical College in Racine, Wisconsin, where he earned an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology. Jim received his Oregon architecture license in 2017.
Jim was drawn to architecture by the social responsibility and client accountability of the profession. A profession where designers are entrusted with creating spaces where moments and days are spent, and where memories are created. He is proud to be a part of that relationship on any scale. When Jim is not in the office, he is cycling around Portland with his wife, brewing beer, or playing with his power tools or video games.
Meet Caylia Richardson
Caylia Richardson is the office manager at Studio 3. She began working at Studio 3 in 2014. Caylia graduated from Western Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in Business.
When not at work, Caylia enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Between church, sports and school activities she stays very busy.
Meet Jillian Florence
Jillian Florence is an intern at Studio 3 Architecture. She received her Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Urban Design from New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California. She joins Studio 3 with a wide range of experience particularly when it comes to hands on experience within the design/build side of the architectural profession. Her first few years after college were spent getting her hands dirty building on site and fabricating in a shop. Each project was unique to not only the client but also to the space in which it was designed for. Her attention to detail and her enthusiasm on learning not only the way things are built but also the process of how to build them has gained her invaluable knowledge in the architectural profession.
But her passion lies in the perception of architectural spaces, and how people truly experience space. Her passion is in designing spaces that speak to our emotions and influence our memories.
Meet Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson is an intern architect at Studio 3 Architecture. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts in 2015. Originally from Salem, Johnson is enthusiastic about contributing to the development of his hometown.
Johnson is especially passionate about the impact that the built environment can have on individuals and communities.
Meet Callie Atwood
Callie Atwood is college student attending University of Oregon starting Fall 2018 to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. She graduated in June 2017 from Lebanon High school with her diploma and an Associate’s of Oregon Transfer Degree. Callie is an intern at Studio 3 to gain real world experience and insight into the Architectural business prior to having her degree.
Outside of work, Callie is an artist that loves to spend hours of free time sketching various things as well as spend time with her family and German Shepard. She also has become a collector of snow globes, plushies, keychains, and miniature trinkets to keep as memory markers for her various adventures she has the opportunity to go on.
Meet Matt Olney
Matt Olney is an intern architect at Studio 3 Architecture. He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2018. With a background in sustainability, Matt is passionate about crafting resilient places which strengthen their communities and environments. When he’s not working, Matt enjoys hiking, backpacking, and exploring the Northwest.
Meet Mercedes Butchas
Mercedes Butchas is an Intern Architect at Studio 3 Architecture. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree, with a double minor in Historical Preservation and Business Administration, from the University of Oregon in 2015. Prior to joining Studio 3 in May of 2019, Mercedes worked at a firm in Portland where she gained a wide range of skills working and managing projects varying in scale and typology. Some of her favorite and most notable work includes a Brewery T.I. for Back Pedal Brewing and a K-12 school for C.A.S.L.V. on the Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas. She not only brings a broad scope of experience to the firm, but also a fun and collaborative personality. She is excited to widen her project typology even more through the help of Studio 3 and looks forward to dedicating more of her free time towards her licensure with her shortened commute.
Outside the office, as a true Oregon native, Mercedes enjoys spending as much time as she can out in the Great Northwest. Her favorite activities include hiking, backpacking, and camping with her boyfriend and their two Australian Shepherds. During the winter months, you can find her curled up with a warm cup of coffee while scheming up next summers adventures.