• Design

    We design buildings that enrich people’s lives—places of lasting significance that appeal as fully to the spirit as to the intellect.

Meet our Leaders

We seek to rise above the exigencies of the program and budget to make memorable places that build community and celebrate the experience of being in a particular place at a particular time.

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Fabian Kremkus L. Paul Zajfen Arnold Swanborn

In the News

How has the changing pace of the design profession influenced design quality?  Here at CO we have developed systems that ensure high design quality and productivity no matter the pace of a project.

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CO Architects’ submission for the University of Miami Student Housing Master Plan, Phase 1, was one of the winners of The Architect’s Newspaper 2016 Best of Design Awards. Our submission for the design competition posits an alluring architectural outlook for the future of student housing, transforming preconceived notions of dormitory life on a major university campus.

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CO Architects’ design for the South County Justice Center in Porterville, CA and the Collaborative Life Sciences Building in Portland, OR (SERA Architects was the Executive Architect) receives American Architecture Awards.

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

The American Institute of Architects has selected CO Architects Health Sciences Education Building for this year’s CAE Education Facility Design Awards. The program honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.

The American Institute of Architects

Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower receives Merit Award for the 2015 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building. The project is a partnership between Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland State University and Oregon State University.

Society for College and University Planning