Cheryl Large

Senior Designer

Project Responsibility

Document Production, Project Management

A Little About Me

I have been working in the architecture profession since 1978 when I took a job running the print room of a company that sold geodesic dome kits. I have lived and worked in the Rogue Valley since 1995.

Experience:

Ms. Large joined OAI full time in 2013, but had been working with the firm in a part time capacity since 2002. Since joining the firm full time she has made important contributions to office projects, and has developed a reputation for the production of quality construction documents. Office document quality control is also her responsibility. She has worked with newer staff to develop document templates for some of the building types that the office often completes. She has developed a catalog of construction details that are used in many construction document sets produced for builders. Her passion is accurate documentation that describe construction systems in ways they can actually be constructed. Her work on renovation projects has broadened her knowledge of historically used construction methods to better inform her current work.

Education:

Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
Certificates in Metal Building Construction

Interests:

I love all things outdoors, particularly camping and hiking. I also enjoy pursuing artistic endeavors and spending time with my adult son.

Hometown:

Watsonville, California. I was raised in the same house that my mom was.

Representative Projects:

St. Mark’s Church Parish Hall Addition, Medford, OR
A $1.7 million addition to an historic facility that replaces a parish hall constructed during World War II, as well as providing new classrooms and office spaces.

Grace Point Fellowship, Medford, OR
Renovation adaptation of an existing 62,500 sf furniture store into a religious facility, including seismic upgrades, programming and creation of two worship spaces.

Falcon III Building, Ashland, OR
A multi-use building with 6,000 sf of office space and eight apartment units located in an enterprise zone. Building is one of four the firm completed in the area.

Meadowbrook Plaza, Ashland, OR
A three story mixed use building on a sloping site with covered parking, 12,000 sf of retail/office uses and 29 condominium units.

Creekside Center Retail Building, Corvallis, OR
A 13,300 sf retail use building that was one part of an overall center designed by the firm. Work included coordination with consultants and the City for building permit.

Happy Valley Retail, Happy Valley, OR
Work on a three lot site that included a fast food restaurant, a Starbucks and two
retail buildings totaling 15,100 sf. Buildings were required to conform to the city’s
design standards.