We just finished photographing our Middlefield Residence project with Cesar Rubio, one of our favorite photographers.
It was an intense day of shooting, and a very successful one.
We previously worked with Cesar to photograph the Waverley Street Residences. We appreciate his intuition for great shots - he often suggests angles that we never would have imagined on our own.
Special thanks to the homeowners, who provided us full access to their beautiful home. The owners have an impressive art collection, and it was a pleasure to work in such a well-curated space.
We look forward to sharing the final photos with you soon!
Sucharitha is studying windows for one of our projects. Things she's looking at:
- Window location: What or where are we illuminating with natural light?
- Window operation: Does the window want to open, and if so, how? How big or small does the operable window want to be?
- Window proportions: What looks good for the room? What looks good with the overall volume of the house?
And why not be artful with your sketches in the process? Thanks, Sucharitha.
We are so pleased to be selected for Best of houzz 2016! The success of our projects owes a lot to our amazing collaborators, clients, and design team. Thank you!
Check our Houzz profile here!
Our office stationery - complete with new logo! - came to our office today.
Special thanks to Kristin Beadle of Beadle Design, our graphics and branding extraordinaire; and to our Rosanna Jackson, who expertly handled the execution.
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.
We had a wonderful time shooting with our photographer Mariko Reed last week. It was a beautiful day, and we captured several nice shots from two recent projects in the East Bay.
We didn’t have a chance to take a lot of “behind-the-scenes” shots, but managed to get one on the iphone right before we finished for the day – here is a sneak peek!
We're working on a fresh update to our website, and we can hardly wait to share it with you! It will have many new features, including:
- two brand new projects with stunning photographs by Mariko Reed
- easy navigation, including the ability to sort images by use and room type
- a user-friendly site design that can also be viewed on mobile devices
Kristin Beadle of Beadle Design and Paul Irving of Insite Web Publishing are our amazing collaborators in this endeavor. In addition to working magic on our website, their recent online collaborations include redesign of NanaWall with Tolleson, and redesign of Impact Magazine by OfficeMax Workplace Interiors with Bader Rutter. They are in the final months of a two-year project to create Columbia Gorge Community College's online campus. We are so excited to be working these amazing professionals, who bring so much talent and expertise to the project. Thanks to them, our new website will be more aligned with our design philosophy and aesthetic. So exciting!