Recognition & Press

Jan 2024        Swift Cabin
Apr 2023       Swift Cabin
Apr 2023       Swift Cabin
Apr 2023       Swift Cabin
Mar 2023      Swift Cabin
Jan 2023       Alameda Residence
Jan 2023       Alameda Residence
Jan 2023      General Recognition
Dec 2022     Light Six Ways
Oct 2022      Light Six Ways
Oct 2022     Stafford Residence
Sep 2022     Alberta Residence
Sep 2022     Northeast Redience  
Sep 2022     The Birch Loft
Sep 2022     Woodstock Renovation
Sep 2022     Alameda Residence
Sep 2022     Light Six Ways
Sep 2022     Stafford Residence
Sep 2022     THE HIVE
Mar 2022     The Birch Loft
Mar 2022     Stafford Residence
Mar 2022     Woodstock Renovation
Mar 2022     THE HIVE   
Nov 2020     Stafford Residence


This is what our clients and colleagues are saying.

“We chose Ment for the design of a modern cabin in early 2020 after interviewing 4 other firms and I couldn’t be happier with our choice to work with Adam. My wife and I had been dreaming about and planning a modern cabin build for the better part of 5 years, and the final design exceeded our expectations. We had a tricky site with a steep grade and several views to maximize, which posed some unique design challenges. We also had a fairly well defined style we were looking to accomplish . Adam and the team listened and applied our desires while also pushing back (respectfully and where necessary) in an effort to produce a better end product. The result is a design that checks all the boxes: it nailed the style we wanted, it is achievable within our budget, and meets all our needs for livability. A+ for the design.

I think equally important to the design is the process we took to get there, which was super fun and stress free. Adam did a great job of managing the process and every interaction with the Ment team was positive. They were great listeners and communicators, feedback was welcomed, and they were excellent in managing timelines (only delays were my fault). Overall, Adam and the team went above and beyond to make us comfortable with the process.

I’d recommend Ment to others and hope to use them again on our next project, whatever that happens to be.”
— Private Client, Swift Cabin

“Adam and his team allowed our dream to come to life! Adam is a consummate professional. His architechtural design skill coupled with his ability to understand the visual expression of  emotional desires allowed our remodel to come to life. This allowed the inevitable  obstacles and compromises to receed from view and memory .  We now live in a highly functional, breathtaking luminous space. We valued his integrity, honesty, efficiency and clarity of communication. If we ever have the opportunity to design/build Adam will be our first and last call!”
— Private Client

“ Great experience working with the Folks over at Ment. Very professional, very experienced, very down to earth. Can’t wait for our next project together!”
— Greg Capen, B&G Builders

“I chose to work with Ment Architecture knowing that the design and execution of my kitchen overhaul would be done beautifully. From the beginning to the end, working with Ment was smooth and uncomplicated.”
— Fairlight Fitzgerald

“ I've worked as a structural engineer with many architectural firms over the years, including Ment Architecture. Over many dozens of projects with Ment, I can confidently report that these guys are consummate professionals and very good at what they do. Their attention to detail and responsiveness to the clients wishes are top notch. On top of all that, Solomon, Adam and the rest of the crew here are all standup human beings. They are an absolute pleasure to work with and I can't recommend them highly enough. Sincerely.”
— Peter Kahn, Bridge City Engineering

“Ment Architecture made the whole process of remodeling my kitchen easy, removing the headache of making every tiny decision and the fear of choosing elements that weren’t functional for my daily life. It’s now my favorite room in the house — thoughtfully designed, beautiful to look at, and still very me. I now hate every other room in my house. Thanks a lot.”
— Leslie Harter

“Adam and the Ment team were a joy to work with! He helped us through of first experinece in designing and building a home, and turned our disorganized thoughts into a beautiful and brilliant design that fit us perfectly. Adam walked us through every bit of the process and we had a wonderful experience. Highly recommended! ”
—Patrick Grainey

“It has been fantastic working with the Ment team on the remodel of our 1906 home. They understood exactly what we were looking for in the remodel and we could not be happier with the plans they created for us. They were very responsive to our comments and questions along the way. I highly recommend them for anyone looking to remodel.
— Molly Jackson

“ Working with Adam on a recent project was a truly outstanding experience. The teams level of creativity and attention to detail was simply impressive. The firm brings a unique perspective to their work that sets them apart from others, resulting in truly beautiful and aesthetically pleasing designs. I highly recommend this firm for anyone looking for a fresh, creative and detail-oriented approach to their architectural designs.”
— Daniel Ionashku

“Adam and his team at Ment really listen when it comes to the details. They brought our vision to life in a way that we could not have even imagined.“
— Amber Hjorth

“I have really enjoyed my experiences with Ment. They don't disappoint and I would highly recommend their architectural services.”
— Tyler Willis
“Solomon is fantastic to work with. From initial design meetings through construction of our new home he was focused and attentive to both the functionality and design elements we desired. They understood what my wife and I were trying to accomplish with our custom home build from day one. We had an absolutely fantastic experience with Solomon during the design and construction phases and in the end were provided with a home that truly exceeded our expectations. Solomon cares and is a true professional through and through! We love our new home.”— Jimmy Severson

“ We have had the pleasure of working with Solomon/Ross and the team from Ment Architecture for the past two years in the design of our Vashon Island home.

While the design and building process frequently receives a deserved reputation for being difficult, Solomon has made it a much more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Their team is easy to work with, very responsive, are great communicators, and create beautiful and practical designs.

We highly recommend Ment Architecture!”
— Pat McShane

“The team at Ment had a great vision for use of the space on this project. Adam brought multiple, complicated pieces together to form a beautiful, cohesive space. The plans were thorough, and communication was easy. I look forward to working with Adam and his team again.”— James Oellrich, Otis Construction

“Adam was professional and patient, explaining things step by step and what his function would be in the process. He understood exactly what I needed and provided it. I would highly recommend Adam Lawler to anyone who doesn’t know where to begin or who to trust as well as anyone who knows exactly what he wants but needs a professional to execute it.”
— Carole Hayashida

“ I highly recommend Ment Architecture! The firm's principals are highly exerienced and offer outstanding personal service to clients. They are exceptional in both design quality and construction. Excellent in every respect.”
— Gerald Gast, Associate Professor, University of Oregon

“Adam is a superb designer and really enjoyable to do projects with. I have collaborated with Ment on a number of projects and watched Adam's design work for almost a decade now. He leads a great design process, first trying to hear what his clients needs and dreams are, then turning that into a clean, modern, fun, and enjoyable place to live or spend time. I recommend Ment for any project you care about.”
— Spirit Meller, Sanct Architecture

“ Ment delivered an outstanding experience, expertly blending attentive listening with insightful guidance. They collaborated with us when we had a clear vision and led us patiently when unsure. Highly recommended.”
— Chris Schultz

“Exceptional experience working with Solomon and Adam at Ment. They provided timely design options, were involved with our contractor throughout the process. Their attention to design and functionality push the work a step above and I will consider them the first choice again for any future architectural projects. 10/10.”
— Adam Johnson

“Solomon Berg designed from start to finish every aspect of our cottage build. It was a challenging project as it was necessary to match the 1905 architecture of the main house and he was able to integrate modern features in an antique build seamlessly. We couldn't be happier with our warm and inviting cottage and credit Ment Architecture with a keen eye and discriminating taste. We wholeheartedly recommend the work of Ment Architecture.”
— Rea Berg

“ The team at Ment is made up of dedicated professionals who desire to bring your dream to reality. Working with them was an enjoyable experience and we loved the way they pushed our design forward to create the home of our dreams. If you want a team willing to listen and then execute your vision, Ment is the best choice! We love our home and it’s because we worked with Ment to achieve our dream! ”
— Hilary Severson

“ Tackling a large commercial renovation project is daunting. There are so many decisions to make, factors to weigh, and costs to justify. Working with Ment Architecture, I felt like I had a team on my side helping me navigate all of it.

From the initial meeting where we talked about the vision of the project, to the small details that affect the building process and overall feel of the space, they were highly responsive, efficient, and easy to work with. Solomon totally captured my vision with his design and the finishes he chose, while he worked within the budget. Ross was our point person with the city and handled all of the requirements to be met which was a huge relief. They really are creative problem-solvers. In any project, you run into obstacles. Having knowledgeable, smart, and realistic professionals to bounce ideas off of was an incredible asset.

Working with a great design team is one thing, but when that same team can work with your contractor, the city, the engineers, and subs to make your project come to life, that's who I want to have on my side. Looking back, I'm so glad I went with Ment!”
— Private Client

“Adam and Solomon are incredible to work with and watch their designs come to life. Their vision and ability to dream up the most beautiful projects is next level and there aren't a lot of people in town competing at this type of high-end residential architecture. Their style and approach to projects are always forward thinking, their finished products are always gorgeous, and their team is amazing!”
— Tommy Phelan

“ We approached Ment for our home remodel, and so far the team of Adam, Solomon and Ross have been nothing short of professional! Adam has given the project his utmost commitment: his talent and vision has helped reimagine our home to really move the project forward efficiently within our target budget. Adam's attention to detail is evident in the drawings and beautiful renderings he produces. He is also a great listener and capable problem solver. I couldn't be more grateful to this team. On top of that, they are just nice, all-round gentlemen!”
— Jericho Gozar

“ Ment Architecture is a great firm that designs beautiful projects. Every time I get one of their emails with all their projects I am in awe of their work. And a bonus they are great to work with!”
— BB Books

“ If you are looking for an architecture firm with a modern design aesthetic and incredible attention to detail then I highly recommend Ment Architecture. In October 2021 we hired Adam Lawler to lead the interior redesign of our 1955 ranch style home.

Adam has been a trusted advisor every step of the way for our whole house renovation. From the initial home assessment and design process to our selection of a general contractor (including supporting our build team during the entire construction process), Adam demonstrated many strengths that were essential in enabling us to rebuild our family home. Adam's patience, attention to detail, advice, advocacy for ideal outcomes, and the ability to balance design, function, and budget were the key to our project's success.

The result of this hard work is a home that is both beautiful and optimized for daily living. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Adam Lawler, Ross Allen, and Ment team.”
— MD Stange

“The complete remodeling of our home was an enormous and daunting project. Thankfully Solomon brought incredible insight, expertise and style. The entire process was a joy and we could not be more pleased with the outcome.— Jenni and Gerald Griffin

“As a builder, we've had the opportunity to partner with Ment on a major remodel. Their work is modern and clean, and their approach is organized and professional. But whats impressed us the most is their strength for collaboration. They are genuine team players. And this quality truly makes them a pleasure to work with. We look forward to future collaborations with this talented, and up & coming team.”
— Daniel Durham, Durham Construction

“When our company began considering a remodel of an existing building for our catering production kitchen and tasting room, we immediately became overwhelmed with the potential obstacles of architectural documents, the city permitting process and needing design advice grounded in the current construction trends. Adam jumped right into our project and worked with us on the front end of what our exact needs were (we felt confident in the initial phases of schematics, space planning, finish selections, but lacked knowledge on everything else), and built a process around what we needed. He took the lead when necessary and was gracious when we had preferences and specific desires for our final product.

We felt confident with the exhaustive and thorough research he did on the necessary building codes, and he helped usher the plans through the painful permitting steps- he and his team were so fast and responsive when changes needed to be made. Upon breaking ground he continued to remain attentive to our project when on-site questions arose and giving us guidance when unexpected building dilemmas happened (which they always do!).”
— Wil & Kris Hansen

“Very professional, competent and knowledgable in the architectural area which my client needed assistance in. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or hire this firm again!”
— Art Pavlenko, Enko Properties

“Adam designed our house and involved us from the very beginning. He is a good listener and really came up with a design that met our needs and our personalities. In the initial design, he helped us with even the smallest details so that all of the decisions were made before we started construction. He did a great job of coordinating with the engineer, landscape architect, permitting and our contractor. Communication is a priority for him and he always called us back promptly whenever we had any questions. He is very professional while still being friendly and a pleasure to work with! ”
— Private Client

“Adam has a rare combination of superb design chops and organizational skills that allow him to execute beautiful architecture! If you are thinking about working with Adam, I can't recommend him highly enough. ”
— Collin Janke

“They’re the most wonderful folks to work with!”
— Ben Nelson

“I've worked with the Ment team on a few of their project videos and was impressed by their talent and attention to detail. Very easy to work with and I highly recommend them for anyone in need of architectural services.”
— Private Client

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Portland, OR

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