zenbox is a multi-disciplinary design studio specializing in custom small spaces. We have a special interest in Portland ADUs (accessory dwelling units) and small custom homes.
The studio’s blend of space design, landscape architecture, interior design, product development, and fabrication offers clients a unique design experience. zenbox has been involved in a range of projects including small custom homes, Portland ADUs, remodels, art installations, landscapes, restaurant/retail, RV and campervan designs.
Grounded in a balance between classic design principals and a modern industrial aesthetic, zenbox’s work is intended for those who appreciate craftsmanship and elegant simplicity.
zenbox works extensively in 3D so that clients can fully visualize and interact with the end product before starting construction.
Our work isn't complete after finishing touches are put on the design however; we typically work with our clients from initial concept through permitting, in working with a contractor to realize the final build and fabricators for custom furniture/built-ins that allow our clients to take advantage of every square inch of space in their new home.
We not only design tiny homes, we also live in one. While most design firms approach small space design the same as a 3000sqft home, we understand intimately the flexibility and detailing that turn a small space into an efficient, flexible and beautiful home.
2017 Best of Houzz “Customer Service Award”
2016 Best of Houzz “Customer Service Award”
2015 Best of Houzz “Customer Service Award”
2014 Serving up Style “Designers Choice Award”
2013 Nanawall “Best Conversion” for zenbox ADU
No car needed: Homeowners get creative, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 2017
Couple makes garage home + campervan a consistent life combo, Faircompanies, Nov. 2017
Oregon’s Epic Travel, Eugene Magazine, Summer 2017
Designing Small Homes and Full Lives With zenbox design, Ivy Magazine, Dec. 2016
1859, Oregon's Magazine, Outside the Box, Nov. 2016
Portland’s Small-House Movement is Catching On, NY Times, Oct. 2016
Couple converts garage into mortgage-free 480 sq. ft. modern industrial home, Treehugger, Sept. 2016
Friends and Family Will Beg to Stay in These Stylish In-Law Units, Fox News, July 2015
The Oregonian, Oct 2014
“Grandma Never Had it so Good,” NY Times, May 2014
The Tiny House Blog, August 2013
Inhabitat, June 2014
The Shelter Blog, October 2014