Telegram Building Historic Renovation Exterior Architecture


Our Portland architecture firm has been cultivating enduring relationships with our clients throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 50 years, working jointly to create innovative design solutions. We're comprised of 22 staff members, an ideal size we've targeted and maintained to provide us a diverse experience base, clean lines of communication, and nimble client response times.

The firm has garnered respect from a myriad of clients ranging from public officials to commercial developers for responsive, timely client service, cost-effective performance, ingenuity, and environmental awareness on both renovation and new construction projects. At least one of our four partners - Dick Aanderud, Jon Styner, Stephen Lapp or Bill Bailey - personally oversees each project, ensuring an eye for quality from start to finish and a seamless union of form and function.

Waterleaf is a Certified B Corporation and is proud to be one of the first architecture firms in Portland to achieve this distinction. Certified B Corps are a new type of company that meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Waterleaf joins the ranks of more than 1,640 other Certified B Corporations from a variety of industries committed to using business as a force for good. The decision to pursue Certified B Corp status was effortless. At Waterleaf, our employees’ passion for the environment and social good as well as awareness of our work’s impact reinforces the firm-wide commitment to sustainability and the larger community.