PEOPLE FIRST | DESIGN FORWARD

Our mission is to enhance the lives of clients, users and the community through thoughtful design in architecture, planning and interiors.

At S|E A we believe we can elevate quality of life – at work, at home, and in our communities– through thoughtful planning and design. We’ve witnessed first-hand how our projects have affected lives and had an impact on individuals, families, businesses, public entities, non-profits, communities, and the environment. In fact, that is why we do what we do.

2014 IIDA Design Excellence Award “Against All Odds” for The Dougy Center – Portland, OR

2014 AIA Mayor’s Award Honorable Mention for “A Dialogue” Street Seat Installation – Portland, OR

2014 DeMuro Award for the historical renovation of The Irvington Club – Portland, OR

2014 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Innovative Composite Engineering – White Salmon, WA

2014 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for The Dougy Center – Portland, OR

2014 DJC Top Projects First Place Award for One Community Health – The Dalles, OR

2014 DJC Top Projects Finalist for the Fern Ridge Service Center – Vaneta, OR

2013 Gold Nugget Award for Best Renovated or Restored Single House for the West Hill Renovation – Portland, OR

2013 The Builder’s Choice and Custom Home Design Award for “The Best House Under 3,000sf” – Vancouver, WA

2013 DJC Top Projects Finalist for the Sunnyside Library – Portland, OR

2011 LEED Gold for Driftwood Library – Lincoln City, OR

2011 LEED Silver for Chehalem Cultural Center – Newberg, OR

2011 IIDA Design of Excellence Citation Award for Hotchkiss Residence – Vancouver, WA

2011 Golden Nugget Grand Award for the Hotchkiss Residence – Vancouver, WA

2011 IIDA Interior Design Award Honor for the Chehalem Cultural Center – Newberg, OR

2010 Northwest Construction Best of Awards, Honorable Mention for the Chehalem Cultural Center – Newberg, OR

2010 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for the Mulligan Residence – Manzanita, OR

2009 National Development Council’s Innovative Project Showcase Best in Class Honors for Rural Housing for the Plaza los Robles – Molalla, OR

2009 City of Newberg Enhancement Award for Newberg Head Start- Newberg, OR

2009 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for The Cottages at the Cape Kiwanda – Pacific City, OR

2009 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Bambino’s International Learning Center – Hood River, OR

2008 ACI Excellence in Concrete Award for Evergreen IMAX Theatre – McMinnville, OR

2007 Airport Concessions Contest, “Best New Food & Beverage Concept in America” for Stanford’s Restaurant and Bar at the Portland International Airport – Portland, OR

2006 Builders Choice Merit Award for the Scott Residence – Portland, OR

2004 AIA Craftsmanship Award for the Scott Residence – Portland, OR

2004 IIDA Interior Design Award for the Scott Residence – Portland, OR

2004 IIDA Interior Design Award for the Scott | Edwards Architectural Office – Portland, OR

2004 ABC, Inc. Excellence in Construction Award for Latus Motors Harley Davidson – Gladstone, OR

2003 AIA Design Award for the Jose Pedro Child Care Center – Cornelius, OR

1999 AIA Design Award for Chesire Residence – Portland, OR (unbuilt)

1998 AIA Design Award for Shorepine Village – Pacific City, OR

Listen. Respond. Develop. Document. Build. Experience. From start to finish, our process is client-centered.

We understand each project is our client’s, not ours, so we start by checking our ego at the door. That isn’t to say we don’t push the envelope. Our enthusiasm is focused on satisfying our client’s needs, both known and unknown. We bring a broad architectural understanding, inherent curiosity and sound technical expertise; we then apply these skills to each project’s particular set of circumstances. The result is an architectural solution that truly reflects the unique needs and desires of our client, is sensitive to the site, is technically sound, and engenders pride in its community.

We utilize a full suite of up-to-date software and technology to aid in 
communication, design, management and marketing during our projects.

2D CADD AutoCad
3D visualization REVIT, SketchupPro, Vray
BIM REVIT
Scheduling Microsoft Project
Graphics Adobe Creative Cloud
Presentation PowerPoint
Project Management Adobe Acrobat, BlueBeam
Communication GoToMeeting Web Meeting Facility
Box.com, Secure Hosted FTP

Whether it’s the Glasswood Building, the country’s first Passive House Certified retrofit of a commercial space, or the Juniper Gardens Apartments, recipient of five national “green” certifications — including the USGBC’s LEED Gold for Homes certification, we are experienced with sustainable design. At S|E A we advance thoughtful, energy efficient and durable design considerations as programmatic requirements throughout the planning and design process on all of our projects. We do this because we believe saving energy and resources is not only good for the environment, it’s good  business.

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