People: Principals: Richard De Wolf


Richard loves to show how to incorporate the best of the old with the best of the new. His philosophy can visibly be seen in his ride...a vintage maroon 1950's Mercedes that runs on biodiesel. The other... his renovation business. 

He earned his architecture degree from Clemson University where he developed a passion for historical architecture and preservation. 

Richard founded Arciform in 1997 with the intent to provide respectful design, restoration, and remodeling services for homes in the Portland Metro area. It has since grown to include a broad range of historic preservation and important commercial buildings. 

In that time, Richard and his company, Arciform, have succeeded at becoming not only a respected local business in the design/remodel industry, but one that is admired for its practices. They share a dedication to preserving our region's built history and the focus on practicing sustainability in construction. 

In 2012 Richard was invited to join the board of Restore Oregon, which seeks to actively preserve and restore historically significant architecture around the state. His most recent project with them helped to save a historic smokehouse that was on the verge of collapse. 

Previous public sector appointments have included serving on the board of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation and the Construction Contractors Board. 

Arciform was selected as one of the Portland Business Journal's Top 10 Residential Contractors for 2012.