FIELDWORK is based in Portland, Oregon, and was founded in 2011 by architects Cornell Anderson and Timothy Fouch and interior designer Tonia Hein. With a team of seven architectural staff and five furniture/industrial craftspeople, the collaborative culture of the studio is unusual and unique. The design team remains hands-on, overseeing and building meaningful architectural components and custom furniture for all projects, allowing designs to be continually refined and edited throughout the execution of the work.
Fieldwork’s approach to a project is to develop a design that reflects the values and philosophy of the client, inspired from the context of the project site and history. This produces an architectural expression that is forward thinking, innovative, and timeless, and that creates a memorable and meaningful experience. Whether the work be architectural, interiors, furniture, or some blend of the three, Fieldwork’s designs have a direct, profound connection to the natural environment. The designs utilize sustainable and local materials, take advantage of views to the area and landscape, and utilize natural ventilation and day lighting. Sensitivity to, and inspiration from, existing architecture, history and landscape are fundamental.