Leaf Residence


Portland, Oregon

The Leaf family loved the location and Tualatin Valley views from their home, but its 1950's split-level floor plan didn't work with their lifestyle. LCA realized that the solution was a new house built on the same site using the existing foundation. The floor plan features a series of informal flowing spaces that are oriented towards the view. Craftsman detail and varying heights define the spaces, and large clerestory windows bring in the light. They designed an adjacent garage topped by one bedroom to serve as a temporary home then as a guest room and studio.

Svaboda Court


Portland, Oregon

LCA partnered with local non-profit Proud Ground on this affordable housing project. In keeping with the organization's goals, LCA designed 14 separate three bedroom homes on individual lots, tied together by a shared court. To accommodate this new type of community design, LCA had to navigate changes in municipal code to incorporate shared pedestrian and parking/driveways. The open spaces combined a community play area with dedicated parking, and used ecofriendly materials such as pervious pavers to demarcate walking and driving areas.

Able Residence


White Salmon, Washington

LCA was commissioned by the Able family to transform their 1980's-style home on a steep hillside overlooking the Columbia Gorge. To maximize the spectacular view and achieve a modernist expression, a dramatic two story glass living room module was added. The layout also included a sky bridge to connect the master suite to the dining room and capture views from every angle.