Our clients are the most important people on our team. This page presents a small sampling of our valued client relationships. Click on the logos to hear from them in their own words. Click here for a more comprehensive client list.

Kirk Olsen
Senior Vice President
Trammell Crow Company

“Mackenzie came highly recommended because of their reputation for quality land use planning and architecture services. Their expertise and knowledge of industrial land on both sides of the river is extensive. I’ve found that the people at Mackenzie approach a business relationship as a long-term partnership rather than short-term transactions.”

Kari Rowley Magill
Rowley Properties

“Rich Mitchell and the entire Mackenzie team assisted our company in the design and construction of the first LEED Gold building in the city of Issaquah, Washington. They were organized, detail-oriented and did a fantastic job of delivering the project on time and on budget. We had an excellent working relationship and we hope to work again with Mackenzie in the future.”

Liam Thornton
Managing Director
Langley Investment Properties

“Mackenzie brings a team of ‘practical creatives’ to solve clients’ problems. As a client, we benefit from the full suite of services they offer, including design, planning, architecture, and structural and civil engineering. Mackenzie’s leaders check their egos at the door and allow their creative talent to thrive in a decentralized studio-based environment. Attention to detail, design excellence and customer focus is a major reason why we work with Mackenzie.”

Scott Magers
Battalion Chief, Hillsboro Fire Department
City of Hillsboro, OR

“Working with Jeff Humphreys and others at Mackenzie has been a true pleasure. As logistics chief for Hillsboro Fire, I was the point person that worked with our entire fire department, our planning department and Mackenzie to develop two new fire stations, one to house our Training Center along with the engine company and one as a double company station. It was a logistical challenge and Mackenzie was receptive and listened to what we needed to accomplish.

“Mackenzie’s proven track record with public projects has benefited our city and our fire community.”

Scott D. Hodson
Vice President
Pacific Realty Associates, LP (PacTrust)

“Our working relationship with Mackenzie goes back over 30 years. Recently we needed assistance on a complicated redevelopment of an industrial center near Washington, D.C. The project involved a Fortune 500 company and included several government tenants. We needed a project leader on the design side to help make this happen. Mackenzie’s Dennis Woods and his outstanding interior and structural team evaluated the opportunity, developed the concept and helped marshal the resources of other key players on the project team.

“Locally, Mackenzie is involved in all phases of several of our projects, which include site evaluation, tenant improvements and interior design work for our tenants. Susan, Dennis and Peter manage the process with care and precision.”

Bart Ricketts
Chief Executive Officer
Lease Crutcher Lewis

“Lease Crutcher Lewis and Mackenzie have collaborated and teamed on various projects for three decades. We have an ongoing master agreement to work on a variety of Class A suburban office buildings along Kruse Way in Lake Oswego with Shorenstein Realty Services. Our collaboration has the ability to quickly deliver value for our client. Mackenzie offers experience in master planning, code compliance, permitting and interior design services. Our teams continually manage five to eight projects at a time. We have also partnered with Mackenzie on various public projects and municipal projects (a specific niche for Mackenzie) and, most recently, design-build projects.

“We find Mackenzie to be a committed and trusted partner in our projects.”

Jeff Perala

“Mackenzie’s architecture and design services and Perlo Construction have been working together for over 30 years and have built over 25 million square feet of tilt up buildings, industrial buildings, warehouses and suburban office complexes. We trust their team of experts and embrace our strong working relationship.”

Denny Stoecklin
Chief Financial Officer
Concordia University

“Mackenzie and Concordia have had an exceptional working relationship for over 25+ years and the results can be seen all over our campus here in Portland and at our law school in Boise. From our premier signature building, The George R. White Library & Learning Center to various renovations and design-builds in our student housing complexes and athletic stadium, Mackenzie delivers an outstanding project on budget and on time.

“We feel that our partnership has developed because of their ability to listen and understand our real needs and point of view. This working relationship allows us to arrive at a final product much more quickly and the end result is a visually appealing, highly functional, sustainable building.”

Dan Smith
Charter Mechanical

“We have always enjoyed our tremendous working relationship with Mackenzie. Their design-build assistance is essential for the clean rooms we work on together. They have been a big help to us with code compliance issues and with specific code questions. I watched the leadership change seamlessly from Rick Saito to Jeff Reaves and now Rich Mitchell. We are very appreciative on how Mackenzie treats all of the trades. Mackenzie is positive, supportive and team-oriented.”

Geoff Spalding
Police Chief
City of Beaverton, OR

“Our relationship with Mackenzie started nearly five years ago when they conducted a space needs study for the department. In 2013, we again contracted Mackenzie to create conceptual drawings and develop an accurate cost estimate for our public project that we hope to deliver to our voters some time in 2014. The City of Beaverton needs a public service building, which would include a new police station, municipal court and a holding cell for prisoners. Mackenzie’s experience in building and creating public projects was vital in the selection process.

“Our partnership with Mackenzie is key to our outstanding working relationship.”

Tom Bouillion
Planning Manager, Marine & Industrial Development
Port of Portland (OR)

“We have been using Mackenzie on various projects that have involved land use planning, transportation studies, permitting, stormwater design and traffic analysis for over 13 years. Mackenzie takes a pragmatic approach to fulfilling our needs and works well in various jurisdictions along the Columbia Corridor. Mackenzie’s cost effectiveness and knowledge of designing warehouse distribution centers is very important.

“Mackenzie has a great history of work with the Port.”

Bill Smith
William Smith Properties, Inc.

“Full-service Mackenzie assisted our Old Mill District vision of creating and developing a 270-acre, riverfront mixed-use project which includes single-family homes and townhouses, as well as shops, restaurants, entertainment and offices. From land use planning to engineering to architectural services, Mackenzie captures the scale and scope of what you are attempting to do. The company is quick, responsive and efficient. They help set budgets, stick to them and finish on budget. First rate people in all disciplines—architectural services, structuring engineering, land use planning, interior design services—make Mackenzie the firm my company has been using for over a decade.”

Christopher C. Eppley
City Manager
City of Keizer, OR

“Mackenzie was selected through an RFP process to design our new civic center and police department. Our complex was the first LEED certified project in the city’s history. Jeff Humphreys and Brett Hanson did an outstanding job of working with our residents and the leadership of our community. They were responsive to our needs, and through value engineering and working with the contractor Mackenzie did a great job of working within our budget. They even modified their original design to meet our expectations of making Keizer’s Civic Center a destination location for our entire community.”

Matt Cole
Senior Vice President / Regional Leasing Manager
Shorenstein Realty Services

“Mackenzie has a long tradition of delivering quality service. We value our long-term relationship. We have been working with Mackenzie for over 15 years and are impressed with the various disciplines the firm provides.

“Our Kruse Way Buildings are timeless thanks to the creativity and design skills of Mackenzie’s interiors team. Susan Higbee and Morgan Toth are team members that help recruit and retain tenants at our Kruse way buildings.”

Todd Sheaffer
Specht Development, Inc.

“Mackenzie is a first rate architecture, engineering and planning firm. We are confident in the ability of Mackenzie to execute every assignment we give them. Our business relationship spans over 20 years and includes many successful projects from Farwest Steel to Wilsonville City Hall to the First Tech headquarters. Their project teams, led by Bob Thompson, Dick Spies and Tom Wright, are very professional and have been a pleasure to work with.”

Alan Predmore
Fire Chief
City of Buckley, WA

“Mackenzie was selected over several prominent architecture and design firms in developing our needs assessment and conceptual designs that helped our voters approve a $5 million bond levy during a very difficult economic time.

“Mackenzie’s in-house efficiency was outstanding. We pressed them into a very tight and demanding schedule and they performed in a very short time frame. Jeff Humphreys and his team saved us a year in completing the project because of their attention to details. They guided us through the entire design and construction process by completely understanding the needs of our fire operation.”

David Dodson
Land Use Planning Manager
Oregon State University

“Mackenzie has assisted Oregon State University with a base transportation model that has been beneficial in future transportation impacts for the Corvallis community. The Mackenzie team is instrumental in traffic analysis, bike parking studies and various other transportation-related activity including roadway and street improvements here on campus.”

Morgan Smith
Deputy City Manager
City of Bainbridge Island, WA

"We were invited to take part in the RFQ initiated by our fire district for a needs assessment to improve public safety on Bainbridge Island. We interviewed four firms as part of this evaluation and selected Mackenzie to do the project because of their extensive experience in designing fire and police public safety buildings. From day one, Mackenzie's staff demonstrated an understanding of our unique goals, and the needs and challenges we presented. They delivered timely research and analysis and presented their findings during several community events that involved fire, police, city officials and members of the community. The Mackenzie team brought a dynamic approach to our community engagement that helped to build momentum for this project. Their work was backed by a solid technical understanding of the facilities and was presented in a way that helped citizens and staff understand our key decision points."