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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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

Holiday Gift Guide 2019, Designer Edition

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

Back of House Addition

A back-of-house addition to a 1911 home in the Irvington Historic District

Under the direction of Principal Designer Anne De Wolf, Project Manager Adam Schoeffel, and Site Lead Jamie Whittaker, ARCIFORM recently renovated this beautiful 1911 Irvington Colonial. Owned by Portlanders with deep local roots in need of space for their growing … Read more

Opportunity Knocks: A Workshop for ADUs and Living Space Conversions

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

A Century of Style: Portland’s Architecture from the 1850s to Today

by Anne De Wolf, Principal Designer of ARCIFORM

For the love of architecture, join us!

We’re hosting an Architectural Home Styles of Portland workshop for passionate people interested in learning more about the city we love. February 27th, 5:30-8pm at Read more

Great Gatsby! What a Party!

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Anne and Richard De Wolf, owners of Portland-based design-build firm ARCIFORM, hosted a Great Gatsby-themed party in their fabulously restored 1904 historic mansion. The event was a benefit for the Lan Su Chinese Garden during … Read more

Inspired by Family

In business since 1997, and with many residential remodeling projects under their belt, ARCIFORM is known for their expertise in historic preservation. How does a company like this grow and thrive? It starts with family. And by family we mean … Read more

Design Week Recap

ARCIFORM was pleased to showcase their work in several different ways during this year’s Design Week events.

On April 9, Principal Designer Anne De Wolf and Project Manager Joe Hoffman presented a Whole House Remodel workshop at the Architectural Heritage … Read more

This Beautiful 1909 Bungalow Matches Kerri Hoyt-Pack Inside and Out

Visionary. Leader. Change Maker. Mentor. 
These are among the many words that describe Kerri Hoyt-Pack. A former advertising and marketing executive, Kerri recently left a thirty-year globe-trotting career advising well-known international companies, among them Levi’s, Nintendo, and Nike. After fifteen … Read more

Behind the Scenes at Our “Inspired by the Family” Video Shoot

The Hanifan House, home to Gary and Melissa and their sons, Luke and Paul, was built in 1920 in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Using salvaged and antique materials when possible, ARCIFORM and the Hanifans renovated this gorgeous bungalow to fit the needs of their young family. … Read more

Whole House Remodels:
Breaking Down a Complex Process

Don’t miss the Whole House Remodel Workshop on Tuesday, April 9th, 5:30-8pm
Presented by ARCIFORM


BEFORE Whole House remodel – 1952 Ranch 
AFTER Whole House remodel – 1952 Ranch. (Photo by Mitch Hose)

So you’ve just bought a charming … Read more

See us at Design Week!

Open House of our 1909 Cottage-Style Bungalow,

Thursday, April 11th, 4-7pm : : 1541 SE Lexington Street

With a series of remodeling projects over ten years, ARCIFORM owner and principal designer Anne De Wolf worked with homeowner, Kerri Hoyt-Pack to … Read more

What does “Inspired by the Story” mean to us?

From our earliest recorded history, stories have been an important part of being human. From ancient gatherings around the fire in cave dwellings to listening to Uncle Jim’s oft-heard humorous tales or reading bedtime stories to our children, storytelling has … Read more

2018 Holiday Gifts: Make Home More Homey

Now that we’ve landed in December, many of us are hunting for holiday gifts for special people in our lives. Seems the older I get, I’m giving practical gifts for the home that are also comforting, happy and, yes, even … Read more

Morris Marks: Through the Eyes of a Budding Architecture Student

This week we welcome our newest intern, Kylee Hansen to the ARCIFORM team with a post she wrote on her favorite project; the Morris Marks house.

An old, forgotten Italianate house sat quietly on SW 12th and Main. Arched windows … Read more

An Alameda Ideal

The Henry-Gonzalez residence was a renovation opportunity its owners couldn’t pass up. As the autumn leaves turn color and fall from the trees, and we turn our attention to the holidays with their family gatherings, it’s hard not to look … Read more

The Morris Marks Diaries: Moving Day

If you were downtown on Saturday, September 30th, you may have noticed a 2,860 square foot historic house moving through the street… in two pieces. Don’t believe us? Check it out here:

That’s right, we cut an 1880 Italianate in … Read more

An Irvington Revival

Just in time for Halloween comes a story of black cats and a resurrected old house. Well, maybe that’s stretching things a little. But amidst this gorgeous remodel, there is at least some cat-themed wallpaper to discuss.

This magnificent house … Read more

Subliminal Education

The season after summer is approaching – in my opinion, the worst time of the year. Not only is it the longest point till summer arrives again, but one of the most hideous days of the year is about to … Read more

Inspired by Family Home Tour

If you enjoy walking down Portland’s tree-lined streets to admire lovely old houses, join us on Saturday, October 20th, to tour some of our favorite Irvington, Alameda, and Beaumont-Wilshire homes on ARCIFORM’S Inspired by Family Home Tour.

Our day begins … Read more