The third lecturer of the 2017 NLAA Public Lecture Series is Brent Linden, associate partner of the Portland based practice Allied Works. Allied Works was established to engage artists, builders, and thinkers in a collective pursuit of new expression. They are a community of makers, friends, peers that share a passion for design, and equally, the advancement of our social and environmental well-being. They are united by an ethic of boundless curiosity and uncommon commitment to creating beautiful, moving, and meaningful work. Brad Cloepfil founded Allied Works in 1994 in Portland, Oregon. Since 2000, the practice has grown steadily through the completion of major museum projects, innovative educational facilities, residences and workplaces of diverse scale, purpose and character. Their senior leadership has decades of shared experience on projects across the US and internationally, and collectively, their staff possesses a wide range of skills and specialties that allow Allied Works to address a full spectrum of creative development from initial concepts to completion
Brent Linden joined Allied Works in 2003. As Associate Principal and a senior designer, Brent works directly with clients, our project teams and creative partners from early concept development through project definition. With experience on a wide range of project types, Brent is able to help craft the vision and communicate findings through clear drawings, analytics and visualizations. A Florida native and graduate of Rice University, Brent has lived and worked across the US, and served as director of our New York office from 2011-2014. He is also a skilled educator and lecturer who has taught with Allied Works and independently at institutions including the University of Oregon, Cornell University and University of Texas at Austin.