The owners of this nursery in Portland's southwest hills wanted an office and a unique retreat for themselves and their employees. While working for another architect, Brint Riggs designed this tower to blend with the existing buildings and surrounding landscape and to meet the needs of the owners for an office space that is also a peaceful place to unwind.
Albina Accessory Dwelling Unit
This stand-alone accessory dwelling unit was featured on the City of Portland's Build it Green! home tour. The Earth Advantage home incorporates super-insulated double-stud walls, in-floor radiant heat, and a heat recovery ventilator. Designer Brint Riggs worked with the homeowner to meet a tight construction budget, and designed around land use codes which restrict the size and appearance of infill projects. The 799-square-foot home feels spacious despite its small size due to cathedral ceilings and an open floor plan. The design responds to the site, including the owner's favorite tree, and will provide partial passive solar heat during the winter months due to its small size and southern exposure.
Ladd's Addition Craftsman
This porch addition and kitchen remodel in Ladd’s Addition remain true to the character of the 1920s home while embracing the lifestyle of its very 21st-century owners.
McKenzie River Remodel
This kitchen remodel was designed for a newly married couple, who wanted a conservative yet beautiful kitchen with plenty of storage. We incorporated wood surfaces in rich colors, together with a carmelized bamboo floor.
This homeowner wanted an addition that would not compromise the simple lines of the front of the house, and that was true to the period of the existing dwelling. The design keeps the profile low and preserves the home's character.
Beaumont-Wilshire Master Suite
The owner of this Tudor-style home wanted to convert an unused attic space into a master suite, including a new bathroom. The design incorporated new front and back dormers and a small side dormer, resulting in a light, open space. The addition complements the home's Tudor style.