ARCIFORM Hosts Architectural Styles of Portland Workshop

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Fascinated by architecture? This workshop is for you!

Held at the Architectural Heritage Center and hosted by Anne De Wolf, you’ll be immersed in architecture from start to finish. Reflective of the fashion, science, and industry of the times, Portland’s architecture styles are wide and varied and ready to be discovered.

The Inspired by Neighborhood Home Design Workshop is a part of the Home Design Workshop series developed by De Wolf, which explores topics such as how people can design their homes to fit various life stages, designing accessory dwelling units and what to expect with a whole house remodel.

Specifically, De Wolf shares her knowledge about what defines the popular architectural styles that are a part of Portland’s history. The easiest way to know the different styles is to understand what was going on during the time when they were popular.

Learn to identify architectural styles like:

  • The Victorian Era (1860 – 1900) The Victorian area architecture is defined by verticality and formality. Access to exotic products was made possible by an expanding railroad and shipping network, and stylistic details and exuberant mixtures within styles flourished. Most Victorian homes in Portland are two to three stories with complicated asymmetrical shapes and separated formal interior spaces.
  • Prairie (1900 – 1920) With low-pitched roofs, usually hipped, deep overhangs with boxed eaves, and extensive porches, these two-story homes were inspired by the Prairie style that emerged in Chicago in around 1900.
  • And so many more!

For the love of architecture, join us!

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Click HERE to visit our blog: A Century of Style: Portland’s Architecture from the 1850s to Today.


With over 21 years in business, ARCIFORM has remodeled more than 200 homes. With the company’s extensive knowledge of the architectural, remodeling and design process, the Design Workshop series will bring you valuable knowledge and planning tools for remodels specializing in historical accuracy combined with modern style.

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Event Detail

February 27, 2020 5:30 pm
February 27, 2020 8:00 pm


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