CIDA was founded in 1991 by David Welsh to provide commercial, industrial and institutional clients with a source of design professionals focused on the uniqueness of each user. CIDA’s design purpose is its clients’ success.
Our staff has voted CIDA as an Oregon Business’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon four of the last five years! This ranking collects data from surveyed employees across three different company sizes (small, medium and large) with survey questions in the following 5 primary categories: Work Environment Management & Communication Decision-Making & […]
The Center for Equity and Inclusion, a Portland consulting group, is planning to move into a new office in a 107-year-old building now being renovated.
CIDA is honored that the DJC (Daily Journal of Commerce – Portland) and the Architecture, Engineering, Development and Construction community recognized Rich Brooks, Lead Architect as a DJC Icon for 2020. With over 44 years in the industry, Rich joined CIDA in 2002 to help cultivate a strong mentorship atmosphere and help CIDA grow into […]
David Welsh’s interest in architecture began with an art class in college. Rather than drawing objects, the students were asked to draw the space around the objects, an exercise Welsh thoroughly enjoyed. “It was all about this thing I had with space,” said Welsh, who earned his architecture degree from Ohio University. He also studied […]
Tara Lund relishes solving problems, an asset in her 25 years in the construction industry.
Christopher Walker was named a DJC Phenom in 2018. Chris is an Associate Architect with CIDA Architects & Engineers and has worked with the company since 2004. Below is what everyone had to say about him to lead to his nomination and award. What positive changes has the nominee spearheaded within the company? Chris has […]
Today CIDA is honored to join the DJC (Daily Journal of Commerce – Portland) and the Architecture, Engineering, Development and Construction community in recognizing our Director of Interiors, Mya Paluch, as a DJC Woman of Vision for 2016. Mya has been an integral part of CIDA’s history, growth and success since she first joined CIDA […]
25 years doesn’t seem too long of a time. However, in terms of a small business, 25 years is a lifetime….and a major accomplishment. To outlast so many that tried. To start during on recession then to survive two more. To still hold the same values. To still love what you are doing. That’s a […]
Jennifer M. Beattie has found that communication is the key to success, and that success is empty unless shared. She recognizes the importance of employee development. As president of CIDA, she has placed an emphasis on continuing education, LEED accreditation, intern development and mentorships as integral parts of the firm’s operations.
CIDA Architects & Engineers is proud to announce that Jennifer Beattie, President of CIDA, will be honored as one of the Portland Business Journal’s Forty under 40 Award recipients.