Brian Hjelte AIA Associate

Brian Hjelte, AIA, LEED Green Associate Associate Partner

Inspired by distilling the right balance of purpose, composition, form, and utility for a given project, Brian loves the inherent challenge architecture presents. Methodical and sensitive to the multifaceted demands of good design, Brian is attuned to the needs and desires of the client and remains ever respectful of his responsibility to be a good steward of their resources and ideas.

A native Portlander, Brian’s connection to the community runs deep with extended family in the Portland area and an appreciation for the NW outdoors. Mountain biking, hiking, rafting, skiing, sand castles, and yard work – Brian loves it all. He maintains a passion for local sports – Ducks, Timbers, and Blazers – despite the occasional humbling experiences they provide. Brian also enjoys coaching his kids’ soccer teams, finding balance in the contrast between the architecture office environment and the grass, dirt, and mud of the soccer fields.

e: brianh@waterleaf.com