CIDA is a multidisciplinary architecture and engineering design firm located in Portland that was established to provide clients with a value driven alternative to the traditional architectural firm. Our design philosophy is founded in the belief that architecture is best when it is a true expression of the people and institutions it serves; we listen to understand. We create buildings with simple, well-articulated forms that respond appropriately to both function and environment.
We remind ourselves daily that without our clients we wouldn’t exist as a company, and without happy clients we wouldn’t be amongst the most reputable architecture and engineering firms in the Pacific Northwest. As a result more than 90 percent of our annual revenue comes from repeat clients or referrals from clients. Our mission is simple, and it has proven to resonate with everyday business owners in Oregon, Washington and beyond who are looking to renovate the space they have, need more room with a new addition, or aspire to build ground-up with a brand new facility.
…To our STAFF
Our staff has voted CIDA as an Oregon Business’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon four of the last five years! We look forward to continuing this trend in the years to come by never being satisfied with what we have accomplished and always striving to improve. We pride our company as an environment of respect and tolerance, learning, and teaching, hard work and fun, and we understand that as a company we are a true reflection of the values and aspirations of the people who make it all tick. To learn about current employment opportunities with CIDA please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
…To the Environment
CIDA has been a USGBC Member since 2014 and Washington County Green Business Leader ‘Gold Certified’ since 2018. We have achieved certifications for sustainable design across multiple green building platforms including LEED, Green Globes and Earth Advantage. We are constantly looking for opportunities with sustainability-driven developers, business leaders and government agencies to innovate and implement green building technologies and principles. Together we can help to minimize humankind’s footprint on local to global scale ecosystems and reduce the impacts of climate change. Team with CIDA to build a brighter, greener future for generations to come.
…To Social Equality
Being a women-owned architecture firm in a predominantly male industry, we take this commitment to heart. Leveling the proverbial playing field has long been a value and goal of CIDA and a main motivator behind the creation of our CIDA Gives Program. Additionally, with 2020 putting an emphasis on systemic social and racial injustices in the US, CIDA joined forces with the Associated General Contractors of America to help root out all flavors of inequity in the Design and Construction fields. Please read about Culture of CARE to learn more about the pledge we’ve taken.