Dave Otte

Principal / Owner (he/him)
Registered Architect

For 25 years, Dave has been helping create meaningful architecture that people love. Focusing on social impact in housing, education, and health, his work at Holst spans notable projects including Bud Clark Commons, the Rockwood Youth Campus, and Fora Health. On the boards and under construction, Dave is currently helping lead the design of the East County Library, The Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, and hundreds of deeply affordable homes across the Portland region. As a board member of the Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon and volunteer for local nonprofit organizations, Dave strives to give back to his community by bringing the most design to those with the least in our society.


Education

Bachelor of Architecture
University of Texas at Austin

Certifications

Registered Architect, Oregon
NCARB
LEED Accredited Professional

Memberships

American Institute of Architects
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
National Organization of Minority Architects
LEED Accredited Professional
Business for a Better Portland

Appointments

Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Board Member 2018 - present
OMSI Property Development Advisory Committee 2018 - present
University of Oregon, Pro Tem Instructor, 2021-2022
Housing Land Advocates Annual Conference Speaker, 2024
University of Oregon Design for Health Speaker, 2019
Portland Sustainability Week Speaker, 2019, 2020
AIA Urban Design Panel, CoChair, 2016 - 2019
Design Week Portland, Speaker, 2017
PechaKucha PDX, Speaker, 2016
AIA Portland, President, 2015
Seattle Design Conference, Speaker, 2015
Greenbuild, Speaker, 2010
Oregon Design Conference, Speaker, 2009, 2011, 2016


Team

Cecily Ryan Interior Designer Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Chris Salamon Accounts Receivable Specialist Page 1 Created with Sketch. Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Cole Miller IT Manager Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Darrick Williams Designer Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Froukje Akkerman Architect Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Hannah Silver Inclusive Design Facilitator Page 1 Created with Sketch. Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Jessie Nutz Associate / Volunteer Coordinator Page 1 Created with Sketch. Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Lee Shradar Senior Associate Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Marty Dane Designer Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Sara Miller Business Manager Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Tishawna Mullen Office Coordinator Page 1 Created with Sketch.
Willy Chandler Architect Page 1 Created with Sketch.