About our firm

Salazar Architect Inc. creates high-impact public interest architecture through thoughtful client, resident and community involvement, innovative design and creative interiors. Environmental stewardship, economic stability and social empowerment are integrated concepts and by being responsive to these needs we design unique, meaningful places that are rich in architectural character and affordable to build.


Our experience includes new construction, renovations and community planning - from individual buildings to large-scale mixed-use / mixed-income developments. We design with an eye toward contemporary precedents and neighborhood context. We have extensive experience with HUD and Low Income Housing Tax Credit funded multi-family housing.  Our work integrates sustainable design principles such as LEED, Earth Advantage and Enterprise Green Communities.


In the late 1990’s the firm started as a pro-bono urban design practice serving low income communities-of-color in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2007 Salazar Architect was founded with a focus on affordable housing and community based advocacy work. Since moving to Portland in 2014, we have continued to design affordable developments while expanding into market rate housing and other project types that bring community benefits.


Salazar Architect Inc. is a certified Oregon MBE / ESB / DBE firm. We are licensed in Oregon, California and Washington.

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