Committed to Collaboration

Located in Portland, Oregon, Soderstrom Architects was founded in 1984 and provides comprehensive architectural services specialized in education, civic, and wine & spirits design.

Our philosophy centers around the simple concept that great design comes from collaboration. We design for and with our clients and the communities they serve, developing unique solutions for each client’s needs.

architecture planning meeting

Better Living through
Better Buildings

The built environment must be an efficient and enjoyable place to inhabit. Carefully designed buildings can improve almost all aspects of our lives; they can increase test scores, speed up the healing process, encourage collaboration, provide better security, and produce happier people. We implement the latest strategies in technology, environmental design, energy efficiency, day lighting, and acoustical control to create spaces that make lives better.

for Tomorrow

Our design philosophy demands that buildings must look and perform as well 20 or 50 years from now as they do today. This means designing for simplicity and elegance, selecting high quality finish materials for longevity and timeless character, and incorporating flexibility concepts so that the building can gracefully evolve over time. Flexible buildings enhance our ability to adapt to changing trends, and provide better long term value because organized infrastructure is easy to manage and improve.


We recognize our collective responsibilities to society and the environment. Our campaign for sustainability centers on designing high-performance, energy-efficient buildings to improve livability with an absolute commitment to sustainable design. Buildings should not stress the environment, and they should not drain our resources. We know the cost of operating and maintaining poorly designed buildings often exceeds the initial construction many times over. Our buildings are designed for longevity, with an emphasis on efficient and sustainable building operations.

Civic Pride

We share a commitment to utilize the art of architecture to improve the community. Our buildings are developed with community input and create civic pride by fitting into the fabric of the neighborhood through the use of beautiful, durable materials assembled with care, craftsmanship, and artistry.

our services


Schematic Design
Design Development
Construction Documents
Construction Administration
Bidding Assistance
Presentation Renderings/Drawings
Historic Building Restoration
Exterior Envelope Restoration
Roofing Evaluations and Inspections

Interior Design

Sustainable Design
Strategic Programming Development
Space Planning
Concept Design Development and Implementation
Lighting Selection and Design
Selection of Material and Finishes
Construction Documentation
Construction Administration
FF&E Budget Development
FF&E Selection and Procurement


Feasibility Analyses
Campus Master Planning
Site Planning
Facilities Assessments
Pre-Bond Planning
Community Outreach
Fundraising Assistance
Zoning Assessments
Jurisdictional Entitlements
Utilization Studies

Our work environment inspires innovation & initiative