RB

Ray Brand

Team Leader | Project Manager + Interior Designer

Portland, OR
B.A. Integrated Studies: Art & Architecture | M.Arch. Master of Architecture
, University of Colorado, Denver
NCIDQ, Architect

18 + years in interior design and architecture
Boutique and branded hospitality
Multifamily and affordable housing
Commercial workplace

key project experience:

new devlopement:

- El Jardin de Carrejo Boutique Suites | Carrejo, Spain
- Maletis Beverage Workplace | Portland, OR
- Nike Dan Fouts Workplace | Beaverton, OR
- Powell Multifamily | Portland, OR

renovation:

- Waypoint Hotel | Bend, OR
- Hotel Eastland | Portland, OR
- Courtyard South Lake Union | Seattle, WA
- Residence Inn Pearl | Portland, OR

best design tip:

Sometimes it is worth taking a step back to re-evaluate what you consider to be a fixed decision; it can lead to unlocking a big design leap forward.

favorite pattern:

Texturally rich tessellations

best advice:

As written by Twyla Tharp: “you don’t have a really good idea until you combine two little ideas.”

hidden talent:

Out of the box problem solving and catching almost anything before it hits the floor!

if its the last thing i do...

I’ll fulfill my dream of finding a whole forest hillside covered with my favorite culinary mushrooms to forage for dinner.

trip of a lifetime:

Future stay at the Reschio hotel in Perugia, Italy. A beautifully restored castle dating back to 1050.