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

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

Quinten McElvain

Project Lead

Quinten earned his BA from the University of Arkansas where he won several national awards and worked with industry leaders such as Marlon Blackwell and Steve Luoni. Before joining WA, he worked at several architecture offices in the mid-west including the UACDC. Along with his professional work, Quinten co-illustrated the book Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture, and has been commissioned to design-build multiple pieces of furniture. Quinten has formed an extensive portfolio in office design, multi-family, hospitality, and higher education developments.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arkansas


Waechter Architecture - Portland, OR

Mahlum Architecture - Portland, OR 

UACDC with Marlon Blackwell

Selected Projects at Waechter

Rockwood Village - Gresham, OR

House in 3 Parts - Portland, OR

Autocamp Sequoia - Three Rivers, CA