2021 Recipients of the Kelly J. Edwards Architecture Scholarship

2021 Kelly J. Edwards Architecture Scholarship recipients, Nguyen Duong (left) and Makayla Bruce (right) The Kelly J. Edwards Architecture Scholarship is entering its second year and Scott Edwards Architecture could...

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Andrew Kraus and Jason Wesolowski: Celebrating Milestone Anniversaries

Many things have changed in the past two decades: the cuts of jeans, a move from cable to streaming services, cauliflower replacing all starches, just to name a few. What...

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Integration of Affordable Housing and Healthcare

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (CBH) recently broke ground on their second project with Scott Edwards Architecture (SEA), the 71-unit Centennial Place Apartments. Located in East Portland, Centennial Place will be affordable...

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Slabtown 4: A Model for Urban Infill

Many cities around the U.S., Portland among them, are encouraging increased density in the urban core. The once-radical goal of the walkable neighborhood–with homes, workplaces, shops, and restaurants all within...

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An Experiential Approach to Design

“Just tell them what you like and they’ll make it happen.” This was the best compliment we’d received on our work yet. After we had completed a few successful pub...

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Unhide your Emergency Department with Site Planning & Design

Taking a friend or a loved one to the emergency room (ER) can be a frightening experience. Emotions are running high; time is of the essence and often we’re not...

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S|EA Awards Kelly J. Edwards Architecture Scholarship to two ACE Mentor Graduates

Kelly J. Edwards Architecture Scholarship Kelly Edwards, co-founder of Scott|Edwards Architecture, is lauded as “the most well-rounded architect” and a person with “incredible integrity.” He would often spend a lot...

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What We Have Learned from Being Our Own Client

Sometime in about 2016, it became apparent that we were going to need a new home to accommodate the growth of our staff. Although we own our building, and have...

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Adapting Restaurant Design in Response to a National Pandemic

Over the past 20 years, Scott|Edwards Architecture has worked with many restaurant and beverage industry clients across the United States. As cities around the country went into lockdown this spring,...

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The Power of Daylighting: Circadian Rhythms in Senior Living

We have a saying at our firm — ‘People first.  Design forward’ — and it’s not just a catch phrase.  It is a call to action for a human-centered approach...

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