Don Stastny

Don Stastny

A fourth generation Oregonian, Donald J. Stastny is an architect, urban designer and design process innovator.  He is the Design Architect for the James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum.  His work on museum design began with design work on the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and has continued in the creation of twelve museum facilities throughout the nation.  He has had the honor of working with Native American, Canadian First Nation, Alaskan and Hawaiian Native bands, tribes and O’hanas in creating places for cultural understanding and story-telling.  Regarded as one of the leading design competition managers in North America, his assignments have included the National World War 1 Memorial and the National Native American Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC  in addition to five U.S. Embassies in Berlin, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Beijing and London.  He managed the design competitions that resulted in the Oklahoma City National Memorial and the Flight 93 National Memorial.  Stastny is the author of the Design Excellence Program for the U.S. General Services Administration that has influenced the design of over 500 federal properties throughout the United States and assisted the Oregon Military Department in creating a Design Excellence program that has provided a foundation for five community/readiness centers throughout the State. Raised on a farm outside of Malin, Oregon, he is a graduate of Oregon State Univerisity (B.S.), University of Washington (B.Arch) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.Arch/M.C.P.).  Don has been married for over 50 years to his wife, friend and business partner Janet H. Stastny.