The Oregon Remodelers Association Award Winners

Oregon Remodelers Association/NARI is proud to present the winners of the Outstanding Remodeling Achievement Awards for 2015. Each of the projects featured represents that remodeler’s unique response to the needs of the client. 

The Future of Housing

How and where Oregonians live is changing to meet the needs of a burgeoning population.

Book Review: The New Nomads

1-wewentshopping-fw15Filled to bursting with bicycle trailers, high-concept campers, floating homes and domesticated shipping containers, “The New Nomads” is a great big picture book for architectural adventurers and a celebration of “temporary spaces and a life on the move.”

Building Smaller and Smarter

Five years ago, Erin and Ben Roby were living in a 2,200-square-foot, four-bedroom house in Hillsboro. “But we only used a portion of the house on a regular basis,” Erin recalls. So when the couple decided to build a house after moving to Hood River, they chose a prefabricated one-bedroom, 675-square-foot home designed by Salem’s ideabox.

Apartment and Condos: Learning to Fit In

Multifamily housing has come to occupy a greater portion of Oregon’s housing market, but many face challenges wedging into existing neighborhoods of single-family homes, sometimes incurring the wrath of nearby homeowners (especially when they’re built without parking).

New Options: ADUs

On the recent “Build Small, Live Large” homes tour, the 650-square-foot accessory dwelling unit that Holly Huntley designed and built, had 800 visitors by day’s end.

Breathing New Life into Old Homes

For those who seek modern design without demolition, Portland architect Ben Waechter’s portfolio may indicate a third way: breathing new life and a contemporary feel into old homes.