Our Company

Aforma is a Portland residential designer of high quality, thoughtful modern homes and ADUs, a licensed Oregon general contractor, and a registered member of the Portland FIR program which streamlines planning review and permitting. Our complete suite of services and our end-to-end process provides you with a steady, single source of guidance through design, engineering, permitting, budgeting and lender requirements, scheduling, and construction.

Creative design and precision building are expected in modern construction. What makes Aforma different is our holistic view of your entire project and our generous support throughout. Because we’re involved at the very beginning we have a deep understanding of your goals, your design criteria, your budget, and what gives you heartburn. We work to reduce risk by controlling the process, avoiding dropped batons and miscommunication, keeping you fully informed, and saving you from many frustrating hours coordinating between multiple managers/vendors/companies.

 

Design ethos

Our work hones clean lines, uses natural materials and simple shapes. We believe spaces should be filled with just enough light and soft shadows. We invite the natural world inside with large windows, shelter by using screens and always strive to ease transitions with refined minimalist construction. We are inspired by buildings and people from the all around the world and build with the Pacific Northwest in mind.

Aforma searches for the archetypal, linear, integrated, floating, well-lit, warm, minimalist, open, trimless, concealed, mitred, connected, screened, recessed, smoothed, weathered, quiet, niched, fine-lined, touchless, crisp, matte, blackened, carved, natural, cantilevered, hidden, reflected, interconnected.

Aforma is fond of Carrara marble slabs, wide planks of rift-sawn white oak, concrete counters, handmade tile from Sausalito, minimalist LED lighting, board-form concrete, smooth plastered walls, rough cedar exteriors, window walls, stainless steel levers, trimless construction, Ipe decking, Calcutta mosaics, brass pins, concealed fasteners, book-matched walnut cabinetry.


More questions?

Email us at hello@aforma.co.