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Our studio pursues clarity—transforming complex conditions into spaces of elemental beauty and enduring value.

We work with our clients and partners to solve problems, reveal insights, and create inviting architecture for every place and purpose.

Waechter Architecture is a design studio based in Oregon, USA. We operate from our all-wood, mixed-use, mass timber building on Portland’s historic Mississippi Avenue. With an acclaimed portfolio across all project types, we’re believers in the potential of architecture to build community, elevate experience and awaken the senses.

Select Awards and Recognition

Firm Award

AIA NW & Pacific Region—Small Firm Category

Innovation By Design Award

Fast Company—Buildings and Spaces Category

American Architecture Award

Chicago Athenaeum

Top 50 Architects for Interiors, North America

AN Interior

Emerging Voices Award

Architecture League of New York

Architizer Vision Award

Architizer—Architect / Creator Category

International Design Vanguard

Architectural Record

Best in Practice Award

The Architect’s Newspaper—Small Firm, Western US


Past Events:

Portland Winter Light Festival
With: GoodBeast
February 2-10 2024

SELA Series

With: The UPRISE Collective
November 2-16, 2023

Courtyard Concert

With: Stephanie Schneid & Tony Furtado
July 8, 2023

Courtyard Concert

With: “Cyane Sheers”
June 24, 2023

Courtyard Concert

Third Angle Music presents: Bora Yoon
June 15, 2023

Timber Talk: Designing the Forest
With Lindsey Wikstrom
March 2023

Timber Talk
With Laila Seewang, Jon Heppner, Mark Fretz, Ben Janes, Samuel Wylie
February 2023

Courtyard Concert
With: “Portland Sacred Harp”
October 2022

Courtyard Concert: Beacon Sound
With: “Strategy”, “Location Services”, “Brianna Sas”
October 2022

Waechter Summer Party
Public opening of the Mississippi Building
July 2022