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Design and Construction Firms available for Street Seats

Staff will be adding to this list of design and construction firms available for Street Seat design proposal assistance as contact information is received. Please check back frequently.


After Architecture

Contact: Katie MacDonald

Phone: 213-400-1924


Experience:  After Architecture is a design office dedicated to the act of making, created with the belief that design functions at multiple scales. Combining analogue construction methods and digital fabrication technology, our work blends techniques from both past and present. Our team has tackled design problems across a range of scales and disciplines: architecture, installations, furniture, graphic design, and public art. Most recently, After Architecture has designed and constructed site specific public seating installations for the Design Museum Boston and Cornell University.

Services Offered: After Architecture offers a full range of design services, from conceptualization through construction management. 

Fees/Pricing Information: After Architecture offers competitive pricing, with fees determined on a case by case basis. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your project.


Alta Planning + Design

Contact:  Shannon Simms

Phone: 503-230-9862


Experience: Alta is committed to transforming streets into spaces that enable active, healthy communities. We specialize in the planning, design and implementation of open spaces, trails, complete streets, urban streetscapes, bike parking and bike share. We have extensive experience designing in the public right-of-way, siting and permitting modular units in parking zones, selecting durable materials and urban-tolerant plants, and producing design drawings. Our office is also an enthusiastic, annual participant in Park(ing) Day.

Services Offered: Alta’s urban designers and landscape architects work to create holistic streets which may include landscaping, public art, public seating and bike parking. We provide conceptual design services through construction documents and collaboration with city engineers, fabricators and community groups.

Fees/Pricing Information: Please contact Alta to discuss scope and fee for work. Fees can be negotiated as lump sum or hourly.


Bright Designlab

Contact:  Alissa Pulcrano

Phone: 503-575-4868



Experience: An integrated design firm specializing in residential, small commercial and restaurant design. 25 years of experience in all areas of design from concept through construction.  Recently completed the design and permit documents for vibrant street seat location at songbird cafe for the 2013 pbot pilot program.

Services Offered: Services include concept to completion designs for both interior and exterior design for commercial and residential remodels. Full design and construction documents, as well as assistance obtaining tenant improvement permits.

Fee/Pricing Information: Pricing is based on scope of work. Complimentary consultation to go over scope.

CMG Landscape Architecture

Contact: Imani Hamilton

Phone: 415-495-3070


Experience:  Parkmobiles, designed by CMG for the Yerba Buena District, are high-quality, robust containers that hold lush gardens.  Like dumpsters, they can be towed, and installed and removed between two parked cars.  The Parkmobile program deploys several, distinct gardens into the Yerba Buena district and relocates them frequently, covering the district with charming focal points. Six Parkmobiles were created for the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan, each one is visually distinct, including plants like Tasmanian Tree Ferns, Strawberry Trees, Yuccas, and shrubs that attracts birds and butterflies.

Services Offered: CMG is a landscape architecture firm providing award-winning urban design, planning, stormwater management and ecological and habitat design to a wide range of project types and clients. From major redevelopment master plans to artistic installations, CMG has developed a reputation for cutting-edge sustainable designs that set precedents and realize solutions.

Fees/Pricing Information: Parkmobile cost: ~$6,000


DAMD (Dis-section Architecture Media & Design)

Contact: Bob Trempe

Phone: 267-872-8852


Experience:  Dis-section’s (DAMD) passion is the design of installations small in scale, large in effect. We focus on work that examines a local condition and employs this analysis as the driver towards design.

Services Offered: We design and construct small-scale artistic installations that engage the public in a way that “everyday” architecture cannot.

Fees/Pricing Information: Prices are always based on the scope of work, materials needed, and people employed. To quote a price without understanding the project would be disingenuous. 


Knowhow Shop LA

Contact: Kagan Taylor or Justin Rice

Phone 323-257-3000


Experience:  Knowhow Shop is the collaboration of Kagan Taylor and Justin Rice, both graduates of UCLA AUD Masters in Architecture program.  Knowhow Shop was started as an extension of their shared interests in traditional craft, digital fabrication, education, and a commitment to contemporary architectural design. Knowhow Shop is a design/build studio, laboratory for material exploration, a classroom for both digital and traditional craft, and a community space for strange and imaginative happenings. In their own architectural and design work they approach projects with a craftsperson’s sensitivity, genuine good humor, and a feral strangeness combined with a belief that what they make can redirect the discipline from the hyper-digital to a real-surreal.

Services Offered: Knowhow Shop offers both Design and Fabrication services together or independently. Our work ranges in size from custom furniture and objects up to large scale architectural design projects.

Fees/Pricing Information:  Pricing is project specific and very competitive on both design and fabrication. please inquire for more information 


Koch Landscape Architecture

Contact:  Deven Young

Phone: 503-286-7175


Experience:  KLA’s expertise in designing, reclaiming and enlivening landscapes demonstrates our passion to seamlessly integrate human use with both natural and man-made environments. We are an intimately managed firm that makes a big impact. Our award winning portfolio encompasses a wide range of public and private projects including streetscapes, plazas, parks and playgrounds, LEED® certified urban developments, ecoroofs, master planning and historic and native landscape restoration. National and regional awards include the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Award of Excellence for innovation in stormwater management and the American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Honor.

Services Offered:  Urban Planning and Design, Streetscape design and planning, Park Renovation planning and design, Site Planning, Parks and Playgrounds, Community Workshops, Public Involvement/Awareness Tours, Stormwater Management and Mitigation, Ecoroofs and Landscapes on Structure, Historic and Native Landscape Restoration, Landscape Analysis and Programming, Cost Estimates and Comparisons, ADA Accessibility Studies and Design, Detailed Construction Documents and Specifications, Bid Preparation and Permitting, Construction Administration

Fees/Pricing Information: PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION : Licensed Landscape Architect: Oregon #310. FEE STRUCTURE: Principle: $125.00 PR/HR, Project Manager: $95.00 PR/HR, Clerical: $65.00 PR/HR


Propel Studio

Contact: Lucas Gray

Phone: 503-308-8370

Experience:  Propel Studio is a creative design firm with a focus on community projects. We were instrumental in organizing the Street Seat competition as part of the Portland Design Festival this past October. Our design received an honorable mention by the competition Jury and we acted as the project managers for the winning entry - ensuring the project was built on time and budget. We are an experienced team of designers and builders that are ready to create creative solutions for your street seat project. We listen to our clients  and tailor our designs to specifically address your wants and needs.

Services Offered: We offer a range of services from conceptual design through construction documents and administration. We can also work as a design build team removing the need for hiring an additional contractor - saving you time and money. We also offer free consultations to anyone looking for a design team.  

Fees/Pricing Information: Our design fees vary from project to project depending on the scope of work, scale, and budget for the project. We can either estimate a single lump sum fee for an entire project or bill hourly. We also offer a sliding scale for non-profits and other community groups. A rough estimate for the design of a street seat will be in the 500-1000 dollar range depending on the specific details of your project. We would be happy to discuss your project and submit a fee proposal after we get more details through a free design consultation. 


Shift Design Studio

Contact: Jane Martin

Phone: 415 431 2777


Experience:  Shift Design Studio was established in 1997 and provides architectural, landscape, art and design services for commercial, residential, civic and educational projects. In 2004, its principal, Jane Martin, founded Plant*SF, a non-profit devoted to urban sustainability through the conversion of excess pavement to neighborhood gardens. See The San Francisco Planning Department commissioned Shift Design Studio to design two Pavement to Parks projects. Shift Design Studio designed the first (and so far only) residential parklet in San Francisco.

Services Offered: Full-service architecture and landscape design firm. San Francisco based. California licensed architect and landscape designer. Project inquiries for all locations welcome.

Fees/Pricing Information: Fees negotiable depending on scope of work.



Contact: Kevin Hackett

Phone: 415.655.9722



Experience:  Having experimented with impermanent parklets during the early Park(ing) Days, we were approached by our neighborhood merchant’s association to assist with the development of its first parklet.  Our completed parklet, the Fillmore Stoop, is included in San Francisco’s Parklet Manual. We have since assisted others with navigating the parklet design and development process and believe in the power of parklets to foster community.

Services Offered:  We embrace an integrative approach to design and are a collective of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects. Our holistic practice fuses each of these disciplines into a singular design voice. Working in residential, commercial, and urban design, we offer a range of services from consultancy to hands-on oversight and management of projects.

Fee/Pricing Information:  Fees are assessed on a project-to-project basis; we offer a sliding scale for non-profit clients.  We are also participants in The 1% Program,


Ten Penny Studio

Contact: Kelly Sommerfeld

Phone: 206 445 5008



Experience:  Ten Penny Studio is a design+build firm located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Established in 2007, we practice architecture with passion while providing creative and responsible building solutions. We are honored to have participated in the design, community-fundraising, community parklet art event, and construction of the 25th & Union Parklet, completed in the fall of 2014 in Seattle’s Central District..

Services Offered: Architectural design and construction.

Fees/Pricing Information: We are happy to negotiate fees and pricing on a case by case basis.


Young Design Studio

Contact: Brent Young

Phone: 971-222-5629



Experience:  Young Design Studio is an emerging firm in Portland focused on quality design and customer service. Our approach is to add value to each project through our pursuit of excellent design, by revealing hidden potential in each building, and by creating elegant, cost effective solutions. We have completed diverse projects including restaurants, apartments, homes, a distillery, veterinary hospital, offices, schools, churches, and medical buildings. Our staff also has extensive experience with some of the region's leading firms on a variety of projects including natatoriums, recreation centers, university buildings, housing, and K-12 schools.

Services Offered:  We are licensed to provide full architectural and interior design services in Oregon and Washington. We provide planning tools such as phasing plans, masterplans, feasibility studies, and facility assessments. We provide design services for everything from furniture selection, finishes, and remodels all the way up to new residential and commercial buildings.

Fees/Pricing Information: Our fees vary depending on the magnitude and complexity of projects. Young Design Studio is happy meet to discuss potential projects and to prepare fee estimates.


Zen Box Design

Contact: Bryan Danger

Phone: 503-679-7949



Experience:  Zenbox is a multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio specializing in the creation of contemporary furnishings and spaces.  

The studios blend of furniture design, landscape architecture, product development, and in-house fabrication offers clients a unique experience. 

zenbox has been involved in a range of projects including ADUs, remodels, art installations, residential landscapes and retail/restaurant/bar designs.  We use reclaimed/locally sourced materials extensively.

Services Offered:  Zenbox offers a full range of services from conceptual design and 3D renderings to full Design and Fabrication services together or independently. 
Our portfolio includes work from custom handcrafted furniture to designing and managing the consruction of small homes/ADUs.Fees/Pricing Information: We offer competitive pricing based on scope of work.  Please contact Zenbox Design to discuss your project and ideas.


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