As I walk to the door of Gretchen Newmark and Jim Gerber’s 1910 Craftsman Bungalow, painted in a pale yellow with cream and periwinkle trim, I notice I’m feeling a little nervous, but I’m not sure why.
Jim is a … Read more
In Good Hands: Project Manager JOE HOFFMAN
Written by Marty Hegg & Sarah Crouse
Quiz time: which ARCIFORM employee was raised in Detroit, Michigan, has held jobs as a fine woodworker, a stay-at-home-Dad and sailing instructor before his current job … Read more
Building Trusting Relationships by Design
Arciform has been a premier design-build renovation and remodeling company for older buildings and homes in the greater Portland Metro area since 1997. From the very beginning, we set out to be the designers and … Read more
Your average Portlander might not know architectural preservationists Rick Michaelson and Karen Karlsson by name, but they will certainly recognize many of the properties they’ve worked to save. On the list are some of Portland’s most interesting historic structures. Along … Read more
Cabin fever – we’ve all got it. Or maybe you have condo fever, cottage fever, or Craftsman fever, depending on where you rest your head at night. No matter what you call it, we are all tired of being stuck … Read more
Join ARCIFORM and Versatile Wood Products in celebration of the Heceta Head Lighthouse. We are happy to share our part in restoring this historic landmark structure on the Oregon Coast to keep it shipshape for visitors in the decades to … Read more
Join us for a Summer Road Trip Through Restoration, and witness Portland’s building boom in the late 1800s to early 1900s! Most years, summer brings picnics, camping, garden parties, backyard BBQs, and outdoor sports like hiking, waterskiing, or swimming. But … Read more
Ask ARCIFORM Principal Designer Anne De Wolf why supporting community organizations is important to her, and her answer is quick and definitive: “These organizations add character and meaning to our society. If we only focus on the endless list of tasks … Read more
Over the past 20 years or more, sustainable design and construction has made tremendous strides in the United States and around the world.
Because buildings account for more than half of our energy usage, it only makes sense that we … Read more
Built in 1880, the Fried-Durkheimer House, also known as the first Morris Marks House, is a stunning example of the Italianate style that was popular in Portland in the mid to late 1800s. Very few Italianate structures remain in Portland today, which makes this architectural beauty especially worthy of preservation. Designed … Read more
Let’s face it – Valentine’s Day is one of the most challenging holidays to shop for. Not only is the pressure on to wow your loved one with something unique and special, but Christmas just spoiled them with gifts. And all those … Read more
It’s not too late to find holiday gifts for the most special people (and pets) in your life! ARCIFORM Junior Designer Sarah Pilcher shares some of her favorite local sources and finds below:
For the pets in your life – … Read more
Like nearly every large American city, Portland possesses a large stock of historic homes dating to the early 20th century and in some cases even the late 19th century.
These homes were built largely in neighborhoods that were conceived before automobiles became prevalent. Here in Portland, these relatively close-in … Read more