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Look Before You Leap: a Feasibility Study for The City Church

Office space for a growing startup in an old warehouse? A church in a former auto repair garage? Adaptive re-use is a terrific way to give old buildings new life, but it's harder than you may think!

March 8, 2017

What’s your GPA? DeForest Architects in Residential Design Magazine

Check out the first 2017 issue of Residential Design Magazine for a personal account from John DeForest about working from a distance! RD is a new...

February 22, 2017

Virtual Reality: Collaboration just got better!

Those who were able to join us for our Open Studio last month got a sneak peek at technology that we believe will change the way designers and clients work together. Here is more of the story…

January 19, 2017

Holiday Bonspiel

Sheet, stone, house, counter… While these terms could easily refer to the work we do on a daily basis, in this case they refer to the sport of curling. For the DeForest Architects’ Reindeer Games this year,

December 22, 2016

Collaboration Next: From Hands-on to VR Holodeck

Local. Remote. Real. Virtual. Combining community engagement and cutting edge technology is creating new opportunities for close collaboration wherever it finds us. John and Melissa recently led a workshop...

November 23, 2016

Taking our Show on the Road

This Friday, October 21, DeForest Architects will lead a workshop at the 2016 Bend Design Conference. A two-day multidisciplinary event,

October 20, 2016

Open Studio! Thursday, October 27th

Get ready! Our annual Open Studio Party is next Thursday, October 27th  from 4 to 8pm.   We’re excited to

October 17, 2016

Artisanal Microlobby—HM Duke Design and Upholstery Studio

For the second installation featuring the work of local artists and craftspeople, we have collaborated with Andy Beers of Ore Studios to showcase HM Duke Design and Upholstery Studio...

September 15, 2016

Favorite Tools of the Trade—Part 1: Paper

We recently asked around our office, “what is your favorite design tool?” and we want to share the responses...

August 25, 2016

Bertschi School—Future Learning Pilot Project

Earlier this year, DeForest Architects was asked by the Bertschi School ‘Learning Spaces’ Committee to collaborate on the design for a new classroom prototype. The School has grown over time...

August 10, 2016