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BAMA Architecture and Design has been designing commercial building and homes in Portland for the last eight years. We are a personalized Portland architecture firm that works with clients to make their dreams come.

We focus on Residential, commercial, and religious architecture, and are located in Portland.


Each new structure should reflect the people and, equally as important, the natural landscape that it will inhabit for generations to come.

Before designing a structure  we evaluate the site to understand the very unique features that should be respected and embraced rather than dismissed as an afterthought.

For each new project we prepare a comprehensive study of each site; identifying:

  • The topographical conditions
  • Prevailing winds
  • Solar exposure
  • Important views
  • And other factors

Our study of the project site provides a natural guide for the layout of the home – taking full advantage of its natural surroundings while respecting the environment within the design. From there each room, each window, each step you take through your home will be a result of our personal collaboration with you; bringing to life the best possible solutions to your family’s needs.

Stock plans, available around every corner,  are generic in the sense that they do not allow for this harmonious relationship between the environment and owner.

At BAMA Architecture we can give you a “one‐of‐a kind” building that is in complete harmony with its surroundings and, most importantly, a complete reflection of you.


Few people realize how complicated it is to build – that is until they find themselves lost in the maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws, contractors, and so on. No two building projects are exactly alike, so there is no single, clear-cut path to follow.

The architect is the one professional who has the education, training, experience, and vision to guide you through the entire design and construction process, from helping you define what you want to build to helping you get the most for your construction dollar.

Architects see the big picture. They don’t just design four walls and a roof – they create total environments, interiors and exteriors, that satisfy functional needs and are exciting, dynamic spaces in which to work and live.

Whether you are remodeling, adding on, or building from scratch, the architect can guide the way. Working with contractors and other construction professionals, architects can help you end up with a well-designed project that meets your needs and works with your budget and time frame.


Most building projects start with a want or need. “I need more file space in my office.” Or, “We’ve outgrown our house.” But how does that need or want get translated into square feet and three-dimensional space?

That is what architects are trained to do, solve problems in creative ways. With their broad knowledge of design and construction, architects can show you alternatives and options you might never think of on your own.

Need more room for your growing family? An architect can show you how to enlarge your home so you don’t have to move. Not sure how fast your business is going to grow? An architect can design an office that meets your needs today and can be adapted for tomorrow. Have a limited budget? The architect looks for ways to make your project cost effective.


The architect’s services are a wise investment for the money, not an added cost to your project. Why?

Because a well-conceived project can be built more efficiently and economically. Architects plan your project with you. As your ideas evolve, changes can be made on paper much less expensively than later on when construction is underway. Thorough drawings also make it easier for the contractor to accurately price and build your project.

Because energy-efficient buildings can save you money on fuel bills down the road. An architect can design a building to maximize heating from the sun and let in natural light, thus reducing your heating, cooling, and electric bills over time.

Because the architect can work with your budget and help you select the appropriate materials and workmanship at a fair price. Architects develop the drawings and specifications to help you get bids for construction that are based on your requirements.

Because an architect can help you choose materials and finishes that are durable as well as beautiful, saving on frequent maintenance and replacement costs. Architects work to stay abreast of advances in roofing, brick work, floor tiling, paint finishes, etc. Their familiarity with the full range of materials enables them to suggest the appropriate materials for your project.

Because good design sells. A well-designed house has a higher resale value. A well-designed store draws customers. A well-designed work environment attracts employees and increases productivity.


Let’s face it, building is a long process that is often messy and disruptive, particularly if you are living or working in the space under construction. The architect you hire looks out for your interests and tries to find ways to make that process go smoothly.

If your project requires engineering or other design services, the architect can coordinate this team of experts so you don’t have to. The architect sorts out complex building codes and zoning laws. The architect can help you find qualified construction contractors based on your requirements. The architect visits the construction site to help verify that the project is being built according to plans and specifications.

Please contact us at:

(503) 253-4283

1631 NE Broadway Street #754

Portland, OR 97232