We are a minority & woman-owned, sustainability-focused, queer-friendly, community-oriented architecture firm based in Portland, Oregon

Proudly situated in Cully, the most ethnically & racially diverse Census tract in Oregon, our mission is to help communities foster a sense of identity, empowerment, and connectedness through design.

Curious Architects LLC is a family-owned business, composed of two architects and a very curious canine.

We are Registered Architects in the State of Oregon.

We provide full architectural services for commercial, communal, and cultural properties.

  • Multi-Family Housing

  • Affordable Housing

  • Retail

  • Office

  • Mixed-use

  • Educational

  • Cultural

We love breathing new life into old places.

  • Renovations

  • Additions

  • New Construction

  • Adaptive Reuse

Our favorite clients are small business owners, non-profits, innovators, outliers, and community-minded institutions.

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)  |  Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
Emerging Small Business (ESB)  |  Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Certification Office for Business Inclusion & Diversity (COBID)

Certification No. 13881

“What would you say… you do here?”

When and why to contact an Architect:

When acquiring a property

  • Preliminary Zoning Review

    • Does this property allow the type of use & occupancy I need?

  • Preliminary Plan Sketches / Space Layouts

    • Do I have enough space to do what I am envisioning?

  • Preliminary Sustainability Analysis

    • What are the advantages of one site versus another, from a sustainability perspective?

When developing a property

  • Visioning & Design

    • What are my options in laying out my space?

    • How do I come up with a design theme that combines my values and my programmatic goals?

  • Sustainability Strategies

    • How can I make my property more energy & water efficient?

    • How will my development affect the neighborhood?

    • What incentives can I use to save money on efficiency upgrades?

  • Permit Drawings

    • How do I get permits through the city?

    • What types of hurdles should I look out for?

    • What options do I have to expedite permitting?

When managing a property

  • BOMA Assessment

    • What is my rentable square footage?

  • Sustainability Assessment

    • What can I do to save money on my utility bills?

  • Measured Drawings

    • How do I get updated drawings of my space to scale?

  • Tenant Improvement Projects

    • How do I get a permit to change the use, occupancy, and/or quantity of plumbing fixtures for a new tenant?

  • Marketing Materials

    • Plans & 3D graphics to help market your rentable spaces

    • Space layout options for prospective tenants

Thinking about your next project?

Let’s chat about it!


(503) 303-0987

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