FOW #1: Squires Electric
Guest Speaker: Bob Hasting with Tri-met
Topic: “The Creation of Sustainable Transit in the Portland metropolitan region”- this lays out the environmental challenge the region faced in the 1960's and how TriMet's creation and evolution of community engagement have shaped the region and created a renewing process of community building. "We shape our buildings, and they after shape us"- Winston ChurchillBio: Robert Hastings, FAIA, is TriMet’s Agency Architect, Transit Oriented Development. Acting as the Agency’s “Imagineer” for transit-oriented development, and other initiatives he helps leverage the transit investment in the Portland Metropolitan Region to shape Livable Communities.
He manages the TOD team’s station area planning, Smart City initiatives, architectural and urban design, integration of art and way finding. He also manages the agency’s Environmental & Sustainability Management System, while coordinating its sustainability initiatives, and renewable energy program. He also coordinates TriMet’s research and knowledge sharing activities with academic institutions, and coordinates knowledge sharing opportunities for visiting national and international delegations.
Bachelor-Architecture, University of Oregon (1979), and Masters-Architecture ,University of Pennsylvania (1983). In 2008, he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the AIA.
TriMet Contact Information:
Work Phone: 503-962-2128
Work Address: 1800 SW First Avenue, Suite 300, Portland Oregon