Historically modern design for a urban office renewal


The Film Exchange originally housed the local offices of Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Fox, and other studios in the 1930s. Working with developers to transform this long-neglected Spanish Colonial commercial structure back to its former glory, S. Baird Design was responsible for the exterior design and updating of the building. Repurposed for creative office and retail, the historically appropriate colors, roof tile, and window package harmoniously pairs with the newer modern design of the courtyard, signage, and exterior hardware. S. Baird Design worked in partnership with landscape architects LandLine Design to complete the exterior package.


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A former grocery transformed into an artist haven


An old space may have many lives, originally a neighborhood grocery, this neglected building was purchased by our client after having been used as an upholstery workshop for more than 20 years. Located in a thriving neighborhood, it was acquired with the intent to restore and remodel it into a vintage poster restoration studio as well as to host music events, cooking classes, art openings, and curated dinners. The space was transformed into an open canvas by removing the interior partitioning, drop ceiling, and adding skylights and considered layered lighting. It is now filled with natural light, abundant storage, and new full bath and kitchen.



An urban townhouse complex reimagined


Nestled at the base of Mt. Tabor in Southeast Portland, the community of 50th + Lincoln is the result of a multi-year undertaking between two friends, a realtor and contractor, who decided to invest together and create a high-end rental community in their own neighborhood. S. Baird Design was approached from the initial inception of the project and was integral to all aspects, from exterior design to interiors to branding. Making certain that each unit felt like a space they would be proud to live in, the team helped to create an inspired, vibrant, and tasteful community of 18 rental urban townhomes.



Updating a family retreat to create an approachable vacation rental


Located on the beach in Neskowin, Oregon, The Breakers is a townhouse development that is mixture of vacation rentals and personal homes. Our team was contacted to help one family in this community transform their townhouse to feel more approachable as a vacation rental. Assessing which items could remain and which could be modified, S. Baird Design developed a program of small renovations coupled with updated furnishings and fixtures to give the outdated space new life and a more welcoming feel.