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Functional Furniture

Jun 12, 2014 by Christina Kwiecienski

bench plantera bench that pairs as a planter - outside AIA Portland

I really like this idea of having a functional object, such as a bench, that can have multiple uses. Something that celebrates the relationship between the built and natural environment. Plus, I can always use a little more greenery in my life. 

An introduction

May 30, 2014 by Christina Kwiecienski

view of Mt. Hood from Silver Star Mountain view of Mt. Hood from Silver Star MountainLost Coast hike in northern CaliforniaLost Coast Hike in northern California

As a new member of the Ogawa Fisher team, I’m excited to be taking part in the blog-osphere.

I’m a native of Austin, Texas and a proud University of Texas Longhorn. I received my Bachelor of Architecture in 2012 and shortly after made the cross-country move up to Portland, OR. I’ve since been exploring the endless beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Traveling to places both near and far, experiencing new people, places, and landscapes has become a necessity for my soul. The changing seasons of the region allow for different explorations and activities during different times of the year. From snowboarding the snowy slopes of Mt Hood to biking and backpacking around the Columbia River Gorge, there is always more exploring to do.

My interest in architecture lies with how the built environment affects the people who interact with it. Particularly, with the power of design to improve lives and empower people and the communities they live in. So, I’m excited to be learning from Hiromi and Lynn, as each OFA project is a reflection of the clients' wants and dreams.

Uncovering the Future

Apr 9, 2014 by Hiromi Ogawa

Santa Fe Before

Demolition has begun on our project in Albany, California.  The Dining Room is opening up and connecting to a new expanded kitchen.  A new second story, consisting of three bedrooms and one bath, will be built above these rooms.  We're always excited too see the raw, opened space, as it starts to hint at the transformation to follow.

(top photo by OFA; bottom photo by Bill Harrison)

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