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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 IIDA Interior Design Merit Award for 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 “Community Impact Award” for Portland Mercado – Portland, OR

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

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

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

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 Grand Award “Best Renovated or Restored Single House” for West Hill Renovation – Portland, OR

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

2011 IIDA Interior Design Award Honor for 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 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 Scott Residence – Portland, OR

2004 AIA Craftsmanship Award for Scott Residence – Portland, OR

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

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

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

2003 AIA Design Award for 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

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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, 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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