The name Steelhead refers both to the building material and to the fish. We believe in a sustainable co-existence of the built and natural environments. We also believe in a regional modernist view of architecture that sees the beauty both in our rivers and forests as well as our industrial landscapes.

Steelhead Architecture is a design office focused on commercial and residential architecture plus urban design and planning. Steelhead was founded in 2010 by Gabriel Headrick, AIA after 15 years of work in both Portland and San Francisco. Our experience includes mixed use and high density, multi-family residential, custom modern houses, breweries and pubs and high performance construction. Our projects include net zero, LEED platinum and Passive House construction. Gabe is a certified Sustainable Home Professional (SHP) and works regularly with Earth Advantage for project certification.

Activism and volunteering for our community are important aspects of Steelhead Architecture. Gabe has acted as both president and land use chair of the Reed Neighborhood Association. He has also volunteered on the City of Portland Policy Expert Group (PEG) for residential development which advises the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability on development policies. Additional organizations we participate in include the Oregon Brewers Guild and the Beverage Industry Networking Group (BING).