Portland, Ore. – With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Terry Krause, a distinguished board member, senior leader, and brilliant architect of Mackenzie, a large architecture and engineering design firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Terry passed away suddenly on July 27, leaving behind a legacy that has profoundly shaped the architectural community and touched the lives of countless professionals in the industry.
Terry Krause, whose father was also a distinguished architect in Portland, was not just a principal architect at Mackenzie but also a compassionate mentor and a driving force behind much of the business growth of Mackenzie. He carried on a family legacy advancing designs that have graced the commercial, mixed-use, and retail real estate developments of the Pacific Northwest, leaving an indelible mark in our region. His commitment to client service and satisfaction and pragmatic approach to award-winning projects has set a model for design firms, inspiring future architects to follow in his footsteps.
In 2006, Krause joined the company with more than 20 years of experience working for clients such as Fred Meyer, Safeway, Nike and QFC. Under Terry’s visionary leadership, Mackenzie’s retail architecture practice flourished, and his remarkable guidance through the decades played a pivotal role in shaping the firm’s direction.
“Terry Krause’s contributions to our design practice were immeasurable,” said Dietrich Wieland, President of Mackenzie. “His dedication to excellence and passion for creating spaces that harmoniously blend aesthetics and functionality were incomparable. His influence extended beyond the boardroom; Terry mentored many aspiring professionals in their architecture and engineering careers, inspiring them to reach new heights.”
Terry’s impact reached far beyond the projects he designed; he served as a prominent advocate for architecture education and licensing, sharing his wisdom with all who worked with him. He believed in nurturing talent and empowering colleagues, fostering a work culture that celebrates people’s success without taking credit for himself. His absence will be deeply felt not only within the walls of Mackenzie but across the entire architectural community, where he mentored many emerging architects to pass the professional board exam through his active engagement with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Portland chapter committee for Intern Development Program (IDP). Many from that program have since grown into leadership roles at Mackenzie as well as at architecture firms in the Pacific Northwest thriving in their own professional careers and nurturing future professionals. For many years Krause also volunteered for the executive leadership team of AIA Portland, including serving as President and Secretary.
During this challenging time, the thoughts and prayers of the entire Mackenzie company go out to Terry’s wife and family. His memory will forever remain in our hearts as we continue to honor his vision and uphold the legacy he left behind.
A celebration of life for Terry will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Ecotrust Building, 721 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209.
Mackenzie has a sixty-three-year history unified in the pursuit of building equitable communities for generations to come. We’ve honed our capabilities across a range of design disciplines including architecture, interior design, structural, civil and traffic engineering, land use planning, and landscape architecture. We deliver design excellence and invest in the wellbeing of our people, our clients, and the communities in which we work. Mackenzie is in Portland, OR, Seattle, and Vancouver, WA. For more information, visit us online at www.mackenzie.inc.