Running Space, Interior Design: It Is Rocket Science - 2/2

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Rosanne Sachson, an architectural interior designer, will share her experience while working at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A transplant from Los Angeles, Rosanne has lived in Portland for ten years this April.  In 1993, Ms. Sachson received a prestigious commission from the NASA space program to create the architectural and interior design for the innovative Flight System Testbed and Project Design Center at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Designed to facilitate development for a spacecraft, the Flight System Testbed uses a virtual-spacecraft approach, which significantly reduces cost and spacecraft development time. Design and space planning for the project involved integration and test consideration, system administration, conference space, and simulation support equipment plus microspacecraft Testbed. Ms. Sachson was responsible for architectural and interior design, customized furnishings, millwork, and overseeing all phases of construction. This high profile project was featured in Audio Video Interiors, Southland and Dwell magazines. 

Rosanne Sachson, a Certified Architectural Interior Designer*, Certified WEB, ESB** with over 30 years experience, offers a complete range of architectural interior design services through her Portland, Oregon-based studio. Her firm, established in 1972, provides full service residential and commercial design as well as major renovations. Ms. Sachson specializes in lighting consultation, color adaptation and creating living and working spaces to fit the client’s needs and desires. Ms. Sachson has been a champion of sustainability in her design practice in all aspects. National Marketing Consultation, Public Relations services, Art Lighting consulting and Idea Labs are offered.

Ms. Sachson began her design career with Howard Hirsch & Associates (now Hirsch Bedner, the largest hotel design firm worldwide). Since establishing her firm, Ms. Sachson has designed home and office environments for prominent attorneys, physicians, and entertainment industry executives in the United States and abroad. She is co-author of Your Guide to Barrier-Free Sources, a comprehensive listing of product sources, and reference materials for accessibility, addressing American Disabilities Act practices, published in 1990.

Her design credits include participation in a rare exhibition at Greystone Mansion and Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills, a showcase of Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture featured in his famed Hollyhock House in Hollywood, California; Pittock Mansion Holiday exhibits 2010-2015. Ms. Sachson has been recognized for her customized art piece, featured in a segment of the television news magazine program 20/20. Ms. Sachson has been showcased on the HGTV shows “Rooms for Improvement,” “The Kitty Bartholomew Show,” and in the Oregonian’s NWHG October 2007 issue and “Exceptional Women NW.”

An experienced and engaging speaker, Ms. Sachson is much in demand for lectures in the areas of interior design, entertaining, fundraising and how all forms of media influence our daily lives. She was highlighted in the “Blueprint Series” and the “How-to” series at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles; guest speaker at renowned health spas though out the United States. Her Passion for Preservation series is set in an engaging conversational style with prominent collectors and historians. In 1994, she was a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts General Service Awards, in Washington, DC. She began a new creative endeavor in 2000 with articles for The Tribune Company’s entertainment web site called Scene Setters and’s Making the Scene, conversations with film and television set decorators, museum curators, archivists and architects, on how film and television are setting design trends (links on website).

Community involvement includes: the Los Angeles Olympics Citizens Advisory 1980-1984; Hands Across America, 1986; Memberships in Decorative Arts and Costume Councils at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, University of California at Los Angeles Friends of Extension, World Affairs Council, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (Salon creator), Portland’s 2008-2010 Community Warehouse-Chair Affair, Business Committee Oregon College of Arts and Craft, founder of Salon du Dimanche. Ms. Sachson was appointed to the Beverly Hills General Plan Residential Committee 2001-2002, Gig Harbor Design Review Board 2005-2007 and Portland High Performance Green Building Stakeholder Committee 2008.

Ms. Sachson is an active member of Portland Art Museum’s American and European Council and the Graphic Arts Councils. Ms. Sachson also is an active volunteer for Community Warehouse; a member of Women Architecture League, Pittock Mansion, OHSU - School of Medicine Alliance – Board Member 2011-2012, Lake Oswego Preservation Society – Board Member 2014-2015, Classicist-NW Organization Chapter – Advisory Council 2016, Women’s Architecture League Board Member 2016-2018.

Combined with Ms. Sachson’s extensive international travels to Europe, the Far East, the South Pacific and South America, all these involvements influence and enrich Ms. Sachson’s creative design. *Certified Interior Designer

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