Our mission is to simplify the ADU process with a suite of ready-to-build designs that can be realized quickly, efficiently and without risk to our clients. We provide end-to-end services covering feasibility, design, permitting and high-quality construction. Never again feel pressured to build over-budget, work with someone who isn’t invested in getting all the details right, wait weeks or more for additional pricing and design information, or attempt to project manage multiple services, each with a different visions, vendors and schedules. Consider the Aforma way.
Aforma uses beautiful made-to-measure materials like cedar, stone, architectural concrete, plaster and steel.
Learn (5 business days)
Learn as much as possible about the purpose of the ADU and the site on which it will be placed.
Zoning and site feasibility report
Design (2 weeks)
Select a program and let us configure your ADU design using a flat, shed or pitched roof profile. Regulations vary by lot, but if you live in a single family home, there’s a great chance that you can build an ADU.
Configuration and visualization of your ADU
Pre-construction (2 months)
When your ADU design is finalized, we handle all engineering, surveying and city permitting for you. A loan can usually be finalized at the time of permitting.
*Site survey if required
Engineering, Construction Document Creation
*Land use adjustment if required
Budget and Schedule
Construction (4-6 months)
Your ADU is built on site by Aforma in the Aforma way. Our designers work hand-in-hand with our in-house construction staff to build your ADU to exacting specifications. Work with one team — end-to-end — and follow our progress with a cloud-based dashboard, providing an up-to-the-minute construction schedule and budget.
Why ready-to-build ADUs?
Great Economic Environment
City of Portland supports aggressive ADU goals
Lenders are offering exciting new loan products
Interest rates are still historically low
Modern designs in Portland's housing market are considered premium
Single Trusted Partner
Aforma is a whole solution company, offering an end-to-end site-built ADU. Our process ensures consistency from concept to completion.
Easier, quicker permit approval with standardized designs
FIR program advantage for renovators
Eliminate stress managing over-budget designers, coordinating engineering, permitting delays and finding reliable contractors and subcontractors
Achieve timeless design and trust products and construction methods that have been honed by expert local practitioners
Work with an alliance of honest professionals who want to craft something genuinely great
Forecast schedule and control cost through cloud-based dashboard monitoring