Chris Veit

Chris Veit Retirement

Chris Veit retired from Carlson Veit Junge Architects on December 31, 2019 after 31 years with the firm and 42 years in the business of architecture.  After graduation in 1977, Chris’s first employment was at Payne Settecase Smith in Salem for a wage of $3.50 an hour.  During the recession of the 1980’s Chris worked in Anchorage, AK where he completed his internship and became a registered architect.  In 1987 Chris joined Craig Carlson at Saabye Gribskov & Carlson Architects in Salem.  Chris became a shareholder in 1988 and in August of that year the firm name became Carlson Veit Architects.  Mike Junge has since become a principal and the firm has evolved to become Carlson Veit Junge Architects.

Chris’s career comprised of over 1000 projects covering a wide range of building types such as industrial, surgery centers, business centers, multi-family housing, retail, and general problem solving.  Some notable projects would be the OSU Valley Football Center, Salem Keizer School District elementary schools, Croisan Ridge Surgery Center, and the recent Albany Carousel & Museum.

In retirement Chris will continue living in Salem and looks forward to puttering around the house, spending more time with his kids and grandkids, some travel, and some volunteer work.   He would like to thank Craig Carlson, Mike Junge, Jan Shaffer, current and past employees, clients, contractors, and our local building officials, all of whom have been an integral and enjoyable part of his life and career as an architect.

Nick Wallace

Nick Wallace New Associate Principal

Carlson Veit Junge Architects PC has promoted Nick Wallace, AIA, to Associate Principal after six and half years with the firm and nine years of design experience. He is a University of Oregon alum, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Additionally, he participated in Leadership Salem 2018-2019 and stays heavily involved in the community. Nick is exceptional at integrating the client’s desires into every project while paying close attention to detail, constructability, and code compliance. He is adept in all phases of the design process including design documents, bidding & negotiation, and construction administration. Some of his most notable projects with the firm include St. Innocent Winery, Open Dental Software Office Buildings, McMinnville Honda, and Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen of Salem. He is currently working on the new Capitol Subaru project.

Kiara Galicinao

Meet our newest team member Kiara Galicinao

Please join us in welcoming Kiara as our newest Architectural Intern. She was born and raised in Lahaina, Hawai’i and moved to Oregon for college. Kiara graduated from the University of Oregon in 2017 with a bachelor degree in Architecture, along with minors in Business Administration and Multimedia Design. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with her two dogs, Diamond and Blaize. Some of her additional interests include cooking, dancing hula, going to concerts, finding unique restaurants, cheering on the Ducks, and spending time with family. We are very excited to have her on the team!

Olivia and Narci

Narcissa and Olivia Now NCIDQ Certified Interior Designers

Carlson Veit Junge Architects PC is pleased to recognize that Narcissa Bartley and Olivia Kohler have passed the NCIDQ exams and are now certified Interior Designers.  Mrs. Bartley and Mrs. Kohler are also members of IIDA and CSI.  Their experience and creativity always offer a fresh outlook to our designs. Narci has been with the firm for 5 years and has over 6.5 years of professional experience.  She excels at incorporating clients’ visions and design expectations to coincide with their goals, budgets and timelines across a wide variety of projects.  She also utilizes 3D computer models and renderings to bring designs to life and is a valuable part of the firm’s design process. Olivia has been with the firm for 2 years has over 6.5 years of professional experience working as an Interior Designer.  By understanding the client’s objectives and creating the 3D form of spaces, she shines at incorporating their needs into the overall design and how it will affect the end users. She has a strong background in space planning, ceiling design, and lighting specification. Her comprehensive knowledge of various project types makes her a key player to our design team.

Angela Flores

Angela Flores New Associate Principal

Carlson Veit Junge Architects PC has promoted Angela Flores, AIA, to Associate Principal after ten years with the firm. She is a University of Oregon alum, a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute. Angela is exceptionally client-oriented and very experienced in a wide range of projects from concept to completion. She proudly serves her community and has completed numerous projects for Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Chemeketa Community College and Marion County. She is currently working on the new Juvenile Services Building for Marion County.

Mike Junge

Junge Joins Carlson Veit Architects PC

Carlson Veit Architects PC is now Carlson Veit Junge Architects PC! With the company since 2000, Michael Junge, AIA, became an Associate Principal in 2007 and in 2016 became Principal and President of the firm. Mike’s knowledge and expertise in various project types and construction methods makes him a valuable leader to any project; his creativity and passion for design brings a renewed excitement and energy to the team. Carlson Veit Junge Architects remains firmly dedicated to serving the Salem community and surrounding areas with exceptional architectural and interior design services.

Albany Carousel progress

Progress Continues on the Historic Albany Carousel

With sights set on an end of July opening, progress of the construction of the Historic Albany Carousel continues seamlessly in downtown Albany. Most recently, the Dentzel Carousel pole, a  restored 1909 mechanism donated by the Dentzel family, was moved into its new final home, the center of the structure, on Saturday, May 13.

To stay in-the-know about how this project progresses as we approach the much-anticipated grand opening date, visit the Historic Albany Carousel’s Facebook page and browse step-by-step photos, learn about Carousel events, and be the first to find out when the Grand Opening date will be announced! Visitors are welcome to the studios and museum.

About the Historic Albany Carousel:

Founded in 2004, the Historic Carousel and Museum is creating a world class carousel complex in downtown Albany that will draw visitors from around the world and contribute to the economic revitalization of historic downtown Albany. Our mission is to construct a fully functional carousel which will hold 52 hand-carved and painted animals. The carousel will provide wholesome family fun for all ages.

Photo courtesy: Dee Brausch & the Historic Albany Carousel


Craig Carlson retires

Craig Carlson Retires from Carlson Veit Architects

Craig Carlson retired from Carlson Veit Architects on December 31, 2016 after 39 years and 4 months with the firm. Craig’s career began in 1977 when he started at Saabye & Gribskov Architects as an intern. After completing his internship and passing the architectural registration exams he became a registered architect in September 1981. In October 1984 Craig became a shareholder, taking on larger projects around Salem and the Pacific Northwest such as the Lancaster Professional Center and several shopping centers in the Salem area. The firm name was changed to Saabye, Gribskov & Carlson Architects PC.

Craig established Carlson Veit Architects PC in 1988 along with Chris Veit. In his 1,526-project career, Craig spearheaded many notable projects in Salem and throughout the Northwest such as the Unitarian Universalist Church in Salem, Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Valley Campus, and Chemeketa Salem Campus Buildings 20, 21 and 42.

In retirement Craig looks forward to completing remodel projects in his house and spending more time riding his four motorcycles. He would like to thank Chris Veit, Mike Junge, Jan Shaffer, current and past Carlson Veit employees, clients, and contractors, all of whom have been an integral part of his life and career as an architect.

Albany Carousel Ground Breaking

Carousel Holds Groundbreaking

Published by the Albany Democrat Herald Written by Kyle Odegard for the Albany Democrat Herald

Mayor Sharon Konopa said she’d never seen so many people at a ceremonial groundbreaking, but the turnout was understandable.

After all, the Historic Carousel & Museum is seen by many officials and other residents as a project that will rejuvenate downtown, draw thousands of visitors and boost business in the area.

Albany Carousel Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking for the carousel’s new $5.6 million building at 503 First Ave. W. was held on Tuesday morning, and about 150 people were in attendance.

“This is one more step in this wonderful journey. … So many people jumped on the bandwagon with us,” said Wendy Kirbey, who came up with the idea of the local carousel to draw visitors after seeing Missoula, Montana’s carousel in 2002.

Konopa said the project shows that Albany is a caring, supportive community.

“This is exciting for Albany. I am so grateful for all the dedicated volunteers who are making this dream come alive,” she said.

Dr. Gary Goby, a volunteer who is helping the museum board oversee construction, said that more than 180,000 volunteer hours have been given to the project.

The carousel board hopes the new 22,000-square-foot building is completed by June 1, 2017. The centerpiece of the building will be a 60-foot dodecagon structure with 12 sides.

The first floor will be 14,000 square feet and the 8,000-square-foot basement will include a workshop, storage area and volunteer break room.

And, of course, the carousel will have 50 hand-carved horses, other animals and mythical creatures to ride, as well as two chariots.

Goby said that, overall, the structure will dwarf Salem’s nearby 12,000-square-foot carousel. The space also will be available to rent for weddings, fundraisers and other events.

The carousel attracted 2,000 to 2,500 visitors a month to see wood-carving and check out progress on the project before its building was demolished.

“I can’t see it doing anything but growing from there,” said Jimmie Lucht, executive director of the Albany Visitors Association, in an interview after the event.

Konopa also told the crowd there was plenty of skepticism when Kirbey first presented her grand plans to the Albany City Council.

“We just thought, ‘What is she talking about?’” she said.

“There were bumps along the way, and some people didn’t think the carousel project would ever get finished,” Konopa added.

The city has contributed about $750,000 in urban renewal funding for the project, which helped the carousel board buy the 1942 building and property on First Avenue.

The old structure was demolished earlier this month, and a backhoe and rubble from the old building remained on the construction site on Tuesday.

Goby said that three semi-truck loads of timber from the former building, including large beams, will be repurposed into the new structure.

Until the new building’s completion, the carousel animals are on display at various locations around downtown, including at Two Rivers Market, 250 Broadalbin St. S.W., where woodcarving and other work on the animals also is continuing.

Albany resident Alicia Bublitz brought her two children to the groundbreaking, and said that she and her family sometimes visited the carousel twice a week. “We take all the relatives who come visit. It’s a really exiting part of living downtown,” she said.

Her five-year-old son Ronan Rau was excited, as well. “Yeah. Fun,” he exclaimed. His favorite carousel animal? “I like the elephant,” he said.

“I’m so glad it’s going to be done when they’re old enough to have birthday parties there,” Bublitz said.

Carousel volunteer and board member Mary Morgan remembered when Albany was known for the Timber Carnival. She thinks the carousel could become what people think of when they think of Albany.

“That’s what we hope and dream,” she said.

Kyle Odegard can be reached at, 541-812-6077 or via Twitter @KyleOdegard.

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