ecoREAL is an innovative sustainable design and consulting business with experience guiding public agencies, corporations and manufacturing facilities toward meeting their Sustainability and Equity goals.  Since opening our doors in 2009, we have proudly been a woman-owned business, offering over a decade of architecture and construction experience, including: LEED New Construction, Operations and Maintenance, International LEED Neighborhood Development and one of the first-ever Living Buildings, spanning both the public and private sectors. We guide integrative project delivery from eco-charrettes through operations and maintenance. Our solutions are custom fit to your project, budget and goals. 


Team Member Professional Bio

Summer Gorder

LEED Specialist
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Summer Gorder began her pursuits in sustainable design and construction during her architectural studies at the University of Oregon. Over the last ten years, she has acquired proficient Green Design experience on a local and global scale. In Sienna Architects' Seattle and Portland offices she worked on a local community project pursuing the Living Building Challenge, and worked on Dubai's first LEED Neighborhood Development Project. With a distinct acumen in LEED 2009 and a love for teaching, she has developed a unique brand of LEED education that has received a wide range of acclaim. She has applied that experience to give back to the community by running the Sustainability and Equity Committee for the Oregon Association of Entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between minority and small emerging business and the growing green market by leveraging resources with other City organizations. She also accepted her nomination to join the Board of Directors for the Portland AIA to spread those efforts. Founding ecoREAL was a culmination of that passion for people and experience in sustainable building.

 School: University of Oregon

 Degree: Bachelor of Science in Architecture

 Certifications: LEED AP+ BD&C

 Other:  Associate Board Member AIA Portland 2012, OAME Sustainability and Equity Chair

Pamela Shaw

Business Development
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Pamela Shaw has 30 years experience in event planning/decorating, marketing, and business development. Her clients ranged from non-profits, to fortune 500 companies such as Nike and Columbia Sportswear in their beginnings. Her career started with conference and convention sales for Red Line (then Thunderbird-Red Lion). She then specialized in coordinating corporate affairs for Otter Crest Resort. As a founding board member for Interesting Exhibits, she worked as a sales and marketing director and brought in clients such as Louisiana Pacific. After years in corporate sales she transitioned to pro-bono work for a variety of non-profits and humanitarian causes. She organized a silent auction and River Cruise fund raiser for Women Shelters as well as co-chaired the Rose Ball for the Boys and Girls Aid Society. In addition to organizing the event, she helped with procurement and translating the funds into action. Now she is merging her passion for sustainability and equity by helping with ecoREAL's committee work for the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs.

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