Founded in 1968, SERA is a 100% employee-owned, multidisciplinary firm dedicated to making people’s daily lives better through its projects. SERA has played a key role in the development of its home city of Portland, Oregon, championing walkable neighborhoods, innovative reuse of existing buildings, and ground-breaking sustainable design and construction.
Today, the firm operates both in the Pacific Northwest and in Northern California, building on its long experience with adaptive re-use and historic renovations by practicing forward-thinking design and planning for mixed-use housing, hospitality, workplace, and public sector projects, partnering with a wide variety of community based, corporate, civic, and institutional clients.
SERA’s work is guided by significant stakeholder involvement and focused on the experience of the end user. The firm’s projects have been recognized with multiple awards for design and sustainability, including multiple AIA Merit and Honor awards, SCUP/AIA Excellence in Architecture, Gold Key, IIDA Design Excellence, and AIA COTE Top Ten and Top Ten +, among many others.