Jan Fillinger; AIA, CPHC, LEED ap
Founding Principal & Director of Design
Jan Fillinger has devoted 30 years to designing award-winning architecture that combines building science, art, and craft into sustainable, functional, and beautiful buildings. He has built a reputation for his unerring focus on a creative mix of economy, efficiency, equity, and environment that results in projects of the highest caliber.
Jan grew up in Switzerland where he was exposed to the combination of timeless craft, inspirational architecture, and enduring cultural aesthetic of centuries past, which instilled in him a deep appreciation and commitment to innovative creativity, technical design excellence, and environmental awareness. At age 22 he came to the US and earned a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Master’s in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. From 1986 to 1996, as the principal of his architecture practice in Berkeley he designed over a hundred residential and commercial projects.
After moving to Eugene in 1997, Jan worked for WBGS Architects (now Pivot Architecture), where he designed the addition to the Community Corrections Center and was lead design architect of the Heron Building in the center of downtown. In 2000 he joined forces with two mechanical engineers and another architect to form SOLARC Architecture + Engineering, a firm specializing in cutting-edge energy-efficiency and sustainable design. SOLARC grew to a firm of two dozen, spearheading or consulting on a wide variety of commercial and residential projects, with a crucial role in the design of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of green projects in California, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington, and Utah. In 2006 Jan left SOLARC and formed Studio-E Architecture, PC.