Georgia Erdenberger, EDAC, Principal
A 1973 graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Architecture & Fine Arts, Georgia began her design career as a space planner and interior designer for the Internal Revenue Service in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was responsible for office planning and facilities assessment for the 21 posts-of-duty throughout the State. After relocating to Portland, Georgia was offered a design position at Karol Niemi Associates. Over her 8 years at the firm, she was the project designer and manager on all scales of commercial and residential projects which included space planning and furniture coordination for Pacific Bell Northwest, design development, construction documents and construction administration for multiple projects at Providence Medical Center, as well as the design team member for interiors for the design and construction of the African Exhibit and cafe at the Washington Park Zoo.
In 1986, Georgia and former college classmate, Linda Czopek formed the interior planning and design firm of Czopek & Erdenberger. As a founding Principal, Georgia was involved in developing a strong and varied client base, along with a reputation for high quality, creative and collaborative design solutions. Over the 26 years of the firm, many long-term relations continue, including the City of Portland, Bonneville Power Administration, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University, Adventist Medical Center as well as a number of PeaceHealth facilities. Georgia is an NCIDQ-certified and EDAC accredited professional.
As a dedicated painter outside of the office, Georgia’s artwork has been featured on the 2011 seasonal marketing materials for the Third Angle New Music Ensemble and recently is seen on the cover of the new “River Project” CD by Eve Beglarian. Georgia also nurtures her love for the arts through her position on the board of the PNCA/Museum of Contemporary Crafts.
Diane Coats brings a strong background in hospitality and healthcare design. Diane graduated from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1980. In her tenure at southern California-based design firms Harold Thompson and Associates, and Denis Allemande and Associates, Diane was a skilled design team member on award-winning domestic and international hotel, airport and restaurant projects. She joined Czopek & Erdenberger in 1991. At C&E, she helped manage and design concepts for Food, Coffee, Bars, and Ice Cream/Yogurt venues in an Expansion Competition for the Portland International Airport. Old County Kitchen Restaurants in Beaverton and Gresham, Taco House Restaurant remodel and addition, and a series of food service-related venues for higher education and healthcare clients were also among her contributions at C&E. Diane’s hospitality experience also made her a valuable member of C&E healthcare project teams. Diane loves nothing better than to scout out new and unusual materials, and then to nail down the nitty-gritty on durability, availability and cost. As the mother of two active teenage girls, Diane is also busy volunteering at their schools in the art program. Diane is an NCIDQ-certified professional.
Tammy Hines is a mid-westerner who moved to Portland in 1996. A graduate of the University of Minnesota in 1988, Tammy began her career at Group II Architects in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and went on to work in both design and architecture offices before joining Czopek & Erdenberger in 2001. Tammy has professional experience in all aspects of interior design and space planning, and has used her diverse skills to complete small and large scale projects at libraries, residential developments, health care facilities and office environments. She recently served as a community representative for the design of new library in Gladstone. At Czopek & Erdenberger, Tammy emphasized her interest in health care environments and acted as senior designer and manager of projects for Adventist Medical Center, Oregon Health & Science University and PeaceHealth RiverBend Annex. She developed interiors for the Fresno County Juvenile Justice Delinquency Courts in Fresno, California, and worked with the City of Portland on a 100+ person move for the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability. Tammy has been an active participant with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), acting as President-Elect of the South Dakota Interior Designers organization in 1995, and as Chair of their Annual Dinner, Program Committee and as a member of their Design Awards Committee. Tammy is an NCIDQ-certified professional. Tammy has two active sons who keep her occupied; this explains her many volunteer activities for the Boy Scouts.
Anna is an interior designer with Master’s degrees from both Washington State University and Lviv Art Academy in Ukraine. She has worked with a variety of commercial projects both in the United States and abroad and has been involved in every stage of project development from conceptual design to construction administration. She became a LEED accredited professional in 2008 and strives to practice sustainability not only in her professional career, but also in her personal life. Besides interior design Anna enjoys painting and she draws her inspiration from fine arts.