Our mission is to enhance life for clients, users, and communities through thoughtful design in architecture, planning, and interiors. 

At SCOTT | EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE 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, communities, and the environment.

2017 Restore Oregon DeMuro Award
Oregon City Public Library – Oregon City, OR

2017 Oregon Home Structure + Style Award
Moapa Residence – Portland, OR

2017 American Libraries Library Showcase
Oregon City Public Library – Oregon City, OR

2017 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Music Box Residence – Portland, OR

2017 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
10 Barrel Brewing Co. – Denver, CO

2017 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Town Center Courtyards – Clackamas, OR

2017 DJC Top Projects Second Place
Oregon City Public Library – Oregon City, OR

2017 DJC Top Projects Third Place
Town Center Courtyards – Clackamas, OR

2016 IIDA Interior Design Merit Award
CCCU Slabtown – Portland, OR

2016 Houzz
Best of Houzz Design Award

2015 Houzz
Best of Houzz Design Award

2015 Portland Business Journal
Better Bricks Award
 for Community Impact
Portland Mercado – Portland, OR

2015 Gold Nugget Grand Award
for Best Commercial Project
10 Barrel Brewing Co. – Portland, OR

2015 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Washougal River Residence – Camas, WA

2015 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Sniff Dog Hotel – Portland, OR

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

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

2014 DeMuro Award
The Irvington Club – Portland, OR

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

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

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

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

2013 Gold Nugget Award Grand Award
Best Renovated or Restored Single House

West Hill Renovation – Portland, OR

2013 The Builder’s Choice & Custom Home
Design Award The Best House Under 3,000 sf

Hotchkiss Residence – Vancouver, WA

2013 DJC Top Projects Finalist

Happy Valley Library – Portland, OR

2011 LEED Gold
Driftwood Library – Lincoln City, OR

2011 LEED Silver
Chehalem Cultural Center – Newberg, OR

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

2011 Golden Nugget Grand Award
Hotchkiss Residence – Vancouver, WA

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

2010 Northwest Construction Best of Awards
Honorable Mention

Chehalem Cultural Center – Newberg, OR

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

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

2009 City of Newberg Enhancement Award
Newberg Head Start – Newberg, OR

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

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

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

2007 Airport Concessions Contest
Best New Food & Beverage Concept in America

Stanford’s Restaurant and Bar at the
Portland International Airport – Portland, OR

2006 Builders Choice Merit Award
Scott Residence – Portland, OR

2004 AIA Craftsmanship Award
Scott Residence – Portland, OR

2004 IIDA Interior Design Award
Scott Residence – Portland, OR

2004 IIDA Interior Design Award
Scott | Edwards Architecture’s Portland
Architecture Firm Office – Portland, OR

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

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

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

1998 AIA Design Award
Shorepine Village – Pacific City, OR

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Listen. Respond. Develop. Document. Build. Experience.

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, technically sound, and engenders pride in the 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
Scheduling Microsoft Project
Graphics Adobe Creative Cloud
Presentation PowerPoint
Project Management Adobe Acrobat, BlueBeam
Communication GoToMeeting Web Meeting Facility, 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 SCOTT | EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE we advance thoughtful, energy efficient and durable design considerations as programmatic requirements throughout the planning and design process on all of our projects. We believe saving energy and resources is not only good for the environment, it’s good business.

“People First” is the first half of our firm motto. It includes our clients, our community, and our team. At SCOTT | EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE we believe diversity in our staff – their backgrounds, motivations and inspirations – helps propel us towards our vision of achieving excellence in everything we design.

Our office culture is open, inclusive, and collaborative. We think of ourselves as a perpetual Portland-based architectural start-up. This keeps us enthusiastic, collaborative, experimental, and fun. It also keeps our focus clear, “People First | Design Forward.” Click below to view and contact our team.

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SCOTT | EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE is seeking architectural team members at all levels to join our growing Portland-based practice. S|E A is a firm built on the idea that innovative design solutions result from a collaborative effort between architect, client, and community. We lead our clients on an exploration of possibilities, guided by traditional principles of design, clarified through a contemporary perspective.

We are looking for talented and versatile individuals who enjoy working collaboratively to join our close-knit family of architects, designers, project managers and creative thinkers. There are no doors in our office. The open studio layout encourages communication, collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas. This casual yet empowering environment, paired with a competitive salary and full benefits package, contributed to S|E A recently being named one of Oregon’s Top 100 Workplaces by Oregon Business Magazine, and a Top Workplace by the Oregonian.

Current job openings include:


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and sampling of your work for consideration to If you prefer to submit hard copies of your materials, please mail them to the address below. No phone calls, please.

2525 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214  USA

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