Bringing you home.

We approach housing design as urban placemaking, with environmentally and culturally relevant solutions that meet residents needs for comfort, security, versatility, and connectedness. We measure design success by how widespread and effective the outcomes are to our clients and residents and cities. Creativity drives our design processes as much as it drives our concepts. In pursuit of the best solutions, we create an approach and design to our clients' unique goals, collaborating while pushing beyond expectations. We never presume answers. We discover them, just as we discover and honor people's dreams, hopes, ideals, cultures, histories, localities. We invite people to turn our housing into their homes.

Located in the verdant green waterfront area of Portland’s River Place neighborhood, Waterleaf Apartments is a unique project that leverages market-rate materials and available retail space in a considerate way to elevate the resident experience and fit into the surrounding neighborhood. As mid-rise market-rate housing turned affordable, Waterleaf expands the opportunities for what affordable housing can be. Our thoughtfully inclusive design provides resources for residents to live in a more sustainable, healthy way, fostering a family-centered community mentality. Waterleaf provides larger-than-usual affordable units and housing in a great market-rate neighborhood with many close transit connections. Light rail runs just outside of the complex, allowing residents to easily access the city. A quick, nearby gondola ride to the Oregon Health & Science University hospital means residents of Waterleaf who work or study at OHSU can access their jobs or education on the medical campus at any time. On top of that, many nearby locations such as the Portland State University campus and the Willamette River are bikeable, encouraging residents to be active, whether they go by land or water. Combined, these factors and community connections translate to a one-of-a-kind experience in an upscale, family-oriented neighborhood that can only be described as uniquely Waterleaf.