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Founded in 2022, Ment Architecture is a Portland-based studio founded by Adam Lawler and Solomon Berg. We create places for people to thrive.

Thoughtful, smart, beautiful design is what we offer. We create custom single-family homes that speak to the elemental human desire for beauty, shelter, and comfort.  

We make the journey enjoyable – leading you through a complex process in a straightforward, friendly, and honest manner. We would love to partner with you to create something truly incredible.




LEFT Adam Lawler, Founding Partner + Architect
RIGHT Solomon Berg, Founding Partner + Architect
BOTTOM LEFT, Ross Allen, Project Manager

BOTTOM RIGHT, Lea Simer, Office Manager





















Adam is a design-first thinker who is passionate about pushing boundaries in residential design. He was raised in the Pacific Northwest, where he grew to appreciate the complexity of wood framing while working in construction. He spent years working on large projects at commercial architecture firms, but is most interested in designing highly considered, intentional houses for families. 


Adam is licensed in Oregon and Washington, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degree from Washington State University, as well as a Master of Architecture
degree from the University of Oregon in Portland.





Ross is a fifth geneation Oregonian, born in McMinnville. He spent his first years in the industry focusing on public works including projects with the Beaverton School District, Portland Community College, Oregon State University, the State of Oregon and Timberline Lodge. He brings technical prowess and deep intellectual curiosity to the range of architectural and interior projects at Ment. 

Ross is a graduate of Oregon State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Marketing.

A lifelong resident of the West Coast, Solomon grew up in the foothills of the Sierra in Northern California surrounded by beautiful mountains and easy access to Yosemite Valley. Inspired by design and construction from a young age, he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he received a professional bachelors degree in Architecture. A decade was spent in San Francisco in the offices of HOK and BAR Architects. He worked on many different project types over the years, but always knew that residential architecture was his original passion.


Solomon is licensed in Oregon and California, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.




Lea is a natural organizer and multitasker who manages daily
operations and the various initiatives at Ment. Masterfully balancing attention to detail and the creation of genuine connection with colleagues and clients, she helps foster an atmosphere of creativity and collaboration.

 

503 473 0567     hello@mentarchitecture.com     

Portland, OR

503 473 0567     
hello@mentarchitecture.com  
Portland, OR