Design Department

Our projects get built.

Benjamin R. Hufford

BenBW.jpgBen is the founder and Principal of Design Department. He has an undergraduate degree in Fine Art from Carlton College, and a Masters in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University. He has 20+ years experience in architecture, has worked on both US coasts and Asia, and is NCARB registered in Oregon and Washington, as well as LEED accredited. Ben is a samurai of code research and permitting, a very focused individual, and a force to be reckoned with at the ping pong table.



Meredith A. Curran

MeredithBW.jpgMeredith has an undergraduate degree in Commerce from Santa Clara University and a second Bachelor's degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Portland, and is LEED accredited. She began her career on the Real Estate/Property Management side of things, then came to the dark side of design in 2000. She currently oversees interior design as well as office management for the firm. An avid traveler, she is especially fond of projects that involve food and cultural research.


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Bamboo Izakaya

Bamboo Izakaya restaurants in Portland Oregon.

Bamboo Sushi NW

Bamboo Sushi

Cupcake Jones

Cupcake Jones retail shop in Portland Oregon.


Jackknife Bar at the Sentinel Hotel.

Krown Lab

Krown Lab's company headquarters in Portland Oregon.

Tanzamook Townhomes

Tanzamook Townhomes, Portland, OR

Beach House

Dominican Republic Beach House

Spice NY & 13th Street

Spice New York - 39 East 13th Street.