At Brittell Architecture Inc we realize that people make the difference. We design buildings because that is what we love to do, and that passion is visible in our work, as well as the enthusiasm and positive attitude we bring to our clients.




Principal Architect

David is the Principal Architect of Brittell Architecture Inc. Under his leadership and with his vision for the future, the firm is successfully helping clients realize their dreams. David started working in his grandfather and uncles' construction business and his father's architectural firm in 1984. He has gained valuable experience in the field of design and construction over the years. With this foundation, he is well equipped to lead Brittell Architecture Inc. into a successful future.


Project Architect

Jim is an attentive and client-oriented architect with over 20 years of experience in commercial, institutional, and residential projects. He takes pride in providing clients with innovative and practical solutions, while helping them navigate the complexities of a major building project. His work focuses on practical, sustainable, place-based architecture that respects both budget and timeline constraints, and he manages our Nehalem office.



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David’s son, Benjamin, started working in the family business in 2014 and is learning the ins and outs of the architectural business in the hopes of someday being the third generation architect and continuing the family legacy. He is currently working full-time as a draftsman, while finishing up his schooling.


Founder (retired)

Dwayne is the founder of what has become Brittell Architecture Inc. He started as a sole proprietor in 1972 after graduating from the University of Oregon and serving his apprenticeship in the San Juan Islands. After 38 years of practice, Dwayne retired from the practice. Over the years he has shared his vast experience and knowledge with his children. He has passed on the leadership of the company to his oldest son, David. Dwayne continues to offer advice and expertise from time to time.



TerraSue Brittell

Vice President, Office Manager

TerraSue is the Vice President of the firm and is David's wife. Vital to the firm's success, she works part-time doing various tasks to help the office run smoothly, including managing human resources, accounting, and customer relations.

Michael Brittell

Project Manager, Senior Design Drafter

Michael started working for the family design and construction business in 1990. Since then he has gained a broad range of experience in both design and construction. From 2003 through 2010 Michael focused on residential design as owner of his own design firm as well as working for another top residential design firm for 3 years. At the beginning of 2011, Michael re-joined the family architectural firm. Michael works out of our Newberg office, and is David's brother.