Marc Labadie joined TVA Architects in June 1987 after working in the office for several months on loan from GSL Architects. He almost immediately had the opportunity to become the Project Manager for the overall Nike World Campus project, working closely with Principal-in-Charge and Designer Bob Thompson for five years on TVA’s first signature project. After two years managing design and construction of Wilsonville High School, Marc again served as Overall Project Manager for the North Expansion phase of the corporate headquarters from 1995 until 2001.
Marc was invited to become a Principal in 2002. He also became TVA’s Technical Director, writing specifications for all TVA projects while managing construction documentation and QA/QC processes for the office.
Beginning in 2003 Marc again served as Overall Project Manager for one of TVA’s signature projects, the Matthew Knight Arena at the University of Oregon. His contributions to the project culminated with his management of construction on site for the final frantic months leading to the Arena’s Grand Opening in January 2011. From 2003 to 2006 Marc was also Project Manager for the NW Regional SSA Headquarters in Auburn, Washington, winner of a GSA National Honor Award for Sustainability.
Since 2011, Marc has focused his efforts solely on his role as TVA’s Technical Director, in addition to taking primary responsibility for office management and human resources.
Recently friends, family, and colleagues gathered with the soon-to-be-retiree and celebrated the next adventure in his life. Plaza del Toro hosted our group and kept our stomachs full of some incredible food and drinks. A DJ kept things lively while pictures chronicled both Marc’s tenure at TVA and his colorful life outside of work (Marc is an original flower child and a jazz devotee). Marc successfully dominated “The Grammar Game,” which was a multiple choice quiz compiled in honor of his status as “Resident Grammarian.” Check out some photos from the evening below!