We may be the team behind the design of your favorite place to unwind, rendezvous with friends or try the latest seasonal cocktail. Our commercial work is at the heart of our commitment to being connected to the communities where we build.
As more people worldwide move to cities, architects are increasingly challenged to solve problems of living well in tight spaces. We will continue advocating for, building, and designing affordable housing while maintaining attention to details and sustainability.
Home ownership, at the townhouse scale, helps mitigate and prevent involuntary displacement by assisting first time home-owners with financial assistance, education and affordable financing.
“Developers built 7,300 units of new housing in Portland in 2017, but most of those units come with high price tags. Brett Schulz’s goal is to build housing that’s affordable to low-income Portlanders.”
-Whitney Gomes — Bridgeliner
Watch Brett discuss a unique model for affordable housing.
The blue is a nod to the classic porch ceilings in the South, meant to ward off evil spirits and blend in with the sky. The restaurant goes even farther with the sky motif with a cloudy mural by local artist Ezra Butt, one of co-owner Zach Lefler’s childhood friends.
Many of our mixed-use projects include bar or restaurant tenants. In the last few years, we've ramped up our involvement in the vibrant Portland dining scene by designing some of these unique establishments. We've been lucky enough to have as clients (and friends) some of the best chefs and restaurateurs in the city.
Our firm embraces a team philosophy, with a design process driven as much by client collaboration as architectural experience. We are passionate about design, about people, and about the environment around us, and we bring that passion to seeking a unique solution for each project and client. We approach each opportunity with open minds and without a preconceived notion of what should be. Whatever the particular program or design intention, we hope to create something timeless, a project that transcends stylistic trends, and reflects the best intentions of the team that conceived and created it.