Jeff Kovel is the founder and design principal of Skylab in Portland, Oregon. While his work has an international audience, much of his most iconic work has been designed and built in his hometown. Kovel has been a leading creative force in the dramatic evolution of Portland over the last two decades and his work can be found in wildly different contexts. He has made his mark at both street level in the city’s oldest neighborhoods and across the city’s nascent skyline. His architectural vision and creative curiosity is diverse, spanning residential, commercial, civic, retail, prefab, museum exhibitions and athletic venues. With Kovel there has always been a focus on a fresh approach — thinking smarter about materials, site, and the natural world to make iconic and lasting work.