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Soderstrom Architects is a Portland, Oregon based architecture, planning and interior design firm. We offer creative practical design solutions to clients in the fields of education, healthcare, civic, and commercial business.

Our focus is to work within our clients’ needs, to create spaces that function elegantly and efficiently. We believe the best design is an integration of function, technology, natural environment, and human interaction. These are the primary influences for thoughtful, well-crafted design solutions.




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Back in the Classroom with Architects in Schools

School may be out for the summer, but we’re still reminiscing about the great time we had participating in Architects in Schools. Read our Q&A with Emily Matis about what the program was like and how she taught kids to design houses for superheroes.

Rebuilding Together

How many architects does it take to repaint a closet? (Answer: at least two.) At this year’s Rebuilding Together, we rolled up our sleeves to perform home repairs for a local homeowner in need.

Designing for Safety and Inclusion at St. Helens School District

How can we design buildings to keep our students safe, while also fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion? We recently talked to the Business Tribune about how we’re addressing these critical questions.