About

greglibbyHD+A was established in 2004. Based in Portland, Oregon, the firm has focused on expressing ideas that are rooted in the Pacific NW region with a connection to the greater context beyond. With combined experience in commercial, educational, science facilities, multi-family and single family residential housing projects, Libby and Greg Holah have continued to maintain a multi-disciplinary studio approach. Both partners share a complimentary approach to Architecture, that addresses the specific demands of each individual project.

Our work strives to make enduring places for people. Shaping a better-built environment begins by working collaboratively with all project team members, from project initiation to post occupancy.

Libby R. Holah

Education: Bachelor of Science, Major in Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, MO Master of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Libby possesses over 20 years of professional experience with an emphasis on housing, both custom residential and multifamily, and restaurant projects. Professional experience includes working for several multidisciplinary Architecture firms including: Ford Farewell Mills and Gatch, Princeton NJ, BAR Architects, San Francisco, Kahn Design Associates, Berkeley CA and Hennebery Eddy Architects, Portland OR.

Born and raised in our Nation’s Capitol (Wash. DC), Libby loves living in Portland for the diverse restaurant scene and is always happy to share her unbiased reviews.

Gregory M. Holah, NCARB

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon Master of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, MO Registrations: Oregon Licensed Architect, California Registered Architect, NCARB certified

Greg possesses over 20 years of professional experience in a variety of building types including high-rise commercial, multi-family housing, science facilities, and single family residential projects. Professional experience includes working for several internationally recognized firms: The Hillier Group, Princeton NJ, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, San Francisco and Swatt Architects, Emeryville CA.

A native New Yorker and lifelong Mets fan has considered “Portlandia” home for awhile, but will always love the “Big Apple” for the magnificent city that it is.

“Our ability for thoughtful design abandons the adoption of stylistic trends
for purely aesthetic effect, and puts the ‘fun’ back in functionality.”
– Greg Holah