Modern. Airy. Energy efficient. Economically responsible. Sustainable. Timeless.

Risa Boyer Leritz is an architect specializing in distinctive residences and creative environments. Open spaces, natural light and a sense of connection between the indoors and outdoors define her work. Her primary objective is to create places where the personal, physical and ephemeral unite in aesthetic, yet truly functional harmony.

Engaging with her clients as creative collaborators, Risa maintains in-depth communication from start to finish. And by taking an active role in every aspect of design and construction, she ensures that creativity flourishes throughout every stage.

She believes good design can happen with any budget, small details are as vital as the big picture, and that the best kind of architecture enhances quality of life while bringing pleasure to its inhabitants. By fusing economic responsibility with sustainable design and energy efficiency, every project acquires a deeper level of harmony between the present and the future.

Risa earned a Bachelors of Architecture from the College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco, which was followed by positions at Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects in the Bay Area and OJMR Architects in Los Angeles. In 2006 she launched her own firm, which is now based in Portland, Oregon.