Richard Brown Architect

is now

Telford+Brown Studio Architecture!



As of January 1st, the entire RB/A team – including Richard Brown – is now working together as a new company under the ownership and management of our long-time winery studio director Hope Telford.


Under Hope’s leadership, Telford+Brown Studio Architecture will continue Richard Brown AIA’s 30-year mission of thoughtful, modern design for homes, wineries and sacred spaces.


Rest assured that we remain dedicated to the client-oriented, collaborative process for which we have always been known. We also will continue to create simple, clean and practical spaces that emphasize natural materials, comfort, usability and energy efficiency. And, of course, interior design that integrates beautifully with the architecture.


About Hope Telford, AIA

Along with her trademark creativity and enthusiasm, Hope brings a wide range of design, leadership and management expertise to Telford+Brown Studio.


Her 18 years of architecture experience include design and project management for wineries, homes, hospitality, universities and community development here in Portland, in Vancouver, BC, and in Cape Town, South Africa.


A licensed architect in Oregon, she holds certificates and memberships in IIDA, NCARB and AIA, as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon.


Hope's long list of notable projects includes wineries such as Abbey Road Farm, Bryn Mawr and Courtyard; renovations and tenant improvements for commercial properties such as the Arthur Hotel Micro Apartments, the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and Timberline Lodge; as well as residences such as Shadowood, the Sylvan Highlands House and the Sunset Knoll house.


Her work has been featured in numerous publications such as Portrait of Portland, Luxe Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Portland Monthly, the Oregonian, Oregon Wine Press and the University of Oregon A+AA Bulletin.


And, yes, Hope will continue to head up our Winery Studio. In fact, if you're planning to attend Oregon Wine Symposium in February, be sure to stop by our booth and say hi!


Richard Brown’s Continuing Role

As he celebrates his 30th anniversary in architecture, Richard will continue at Telford+Brown with a renewed focus on what he loves to do best: design and collaborating with clients.


With a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, he has practiced in Oregon, Washington and California since 1976.

He opened Richard Brown Architect AIA after five years with ZGF Partnership. Much of his work has been with institutional, religious and residential clients, including Catherine McAuley Chapel in Roseburg, the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Congregation Kol Ami Synagogue in Vancouver, WA, Grand Cru Estates and Solena Winery in Yamhill, and many residences.


Richard’s work has received numerous local and regional AIA awards and has been published in books on residential architecture, including: Pacific Northwest Homes, The House to Ourselves and Dream Homes of the Northwest. He is also an active member and former board member of AIA Portland.


New Brand, But Our Mission and Team Will Stay the Same

Everything will continue to be “business as usual” at our Pearl District office, except for changes to our company brand.


In addition to new email addresses that we’re already using, in the coming weeks you’ll see the new “Telford+Brown Studio Architecture” branding on our website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz. If you follow us, write a comment and let us know how you like our new logo!


(Housekeeping Note: Our old RB/A emails will continue to work for the rest of 2020, so no worries if you accidentally use the old address.)


Hope, Richard and our entire team at Telford+Brown Studio are very excited about this new chapter in the story of our firm. We look forward to hearing from you as we move into this bright new year.

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