Working with Convergence Architecture to transform the playground at James John Elementary was a great experience. Joseph gracefully guided our vision for the space over the course of two years, and connected us to the right specialists and solid contractors to help accomplish our goals. The project wouldn’t have been a success without them. Thanks from the Crew at Depave!
When we purchased our home with a detached Accessory Dwelling Unit, we had no idea the lengths we would have to go to legalize the building and make it safe for my mom to retire in. Barb Anderson and the rest of the team at Convergence provided the expertise, guidance, insights, and ideas that got us over the panic of having to rebuild nearly everything. They helped us throughout the construction as well by answering questions and providing guidance when we ran into roadblocks. The project is nearly complete now, and the structure is fully legal per the city’s code enforcement division, and we couldn’t be happier with how it all came together. The second home is beautiful.
I was privileged to work with Joe Purkey of Convergence Architecture on quite a few of his projects, and I was truly impressed with his professionalism, thoughtful designs, and knowledge of construction. I would recommend him without reservation!
Meet The Team
Barb Anderson began her architectural career in 2000 with the majority of her architectural experience in the Portland area.
Barb graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from North Dakota State University and is a registered architect in Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.
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Joseph Purkey began working in architecture in 2003, gathering experience in all phases of design and project mgt.
Joseph also consults to the St. Johns Neighborhood Association, St. Johns Center for Opportunity, and Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association on land use and design issues.
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Eli Elder began his work in the field of architecture and construction in 1999.
Eli received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon and is a registered architect in the States of Oregon, California, Indiana, Idaho and Washington.
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Allen’s architectural experience includes retail, commercial, institutional and industrial projects.
Allen was raised in Spokane and is an avid hiker, having hiked most of the Pacific Crest Trail through Washington.
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Adam has over 11 years in design and over 15 years in construction, with experience in contract…
Adam has a B.A. in Mathematics from Reed College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon.
Monica began her architecture career in 2007. Her project experience includes fire stations,
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David Islas joined Convergence Architecture in 2014 as a recent graduate of the School…
Originally from Texas, Christa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in…
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Crystal earned an AAS in Interior Design from Portland Community
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Maria brings to the team over three years in management experience.
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Philipp is currently a Portland State University student, pursuing a degree in architecture.