Austin Bailey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Austin is a Project Architect at Rowell Brokaw. He came to architecture through his facilities work within aquatic research laboratories. As Facility Project Coordinator for the Zebrafish International Resource Center he managed several major renovations, including a complete upgrade to their quarantine facilities, and a 3-fold expansion of their cyrogenics infrastructure. He is currently the Project Architect for the University of Oregon Zebrafish Core Facility funded by the National Institutes of Health. which is expected to be complete in April 2013. Over the last several years he has been committed to addressing specific issues of this facility type through various recent publications and speaking engagements throughout the United States. His most recent undertaking is working with the National Institutes of Health in drafting revised Planning, Programming and Design guidelines for Aquatic Research Facilities.
Outside of his involvement with aquatics, Austin has led laboratory planning and design for several research and science projects on the UO campus. He has also helped design and manage several Multi-family and Mixed-Use Development projects such as those of Crescent Village Town Center in Eugene, OR. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in Building Design and Construction and has administered the LEED process for two successful projects - the Inkwell Building, which earned LEED Gold certification and the Arlie & Company Corporate Offices, which was awarded LEED Platinum. Austin is currently the lead Project Architect on the Northwest Community Credit Union Support Center.
Austin received his undergraduate degree in Biology through the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon and later returned to the UO for his graduate degree in architecture. His broad professional interests lie in confronting the unique challenges that complex building types present to a design team. His interests in ecological design and an improved building model lend themselves well to the contemporary Northwest building culture.