Portland Recreational Architecture

A well-designed space can open up a world of possibilities. For recreational spaces, versatility, accommodation and adaptation are key. It’s these properties and more that Merryman Barnes Architects, Inc. focuses on when we’re employed to assist with the planning and design of recreational, multi-use spaces.

Our wide-ranging expertise regarding recreational architectural design in Portland, OR can be seen in the way we approach projects. We leverage vertical space, plan for multi-purpose adaptation and root our designs strongly in natural materials and styles. Our mission is to design a space that can be utilized by the largest number of people, for the most diverse array of activities and events.

Featured Projects

Clients have chosen Merryman Barnes Architects, Inc. for architectural services in Portland, OR over the decades because of our open-minded approach to adaptive space and eco-friendly thinking. This is reflected in our numerous recreation architecture projects. Some of our favorites include:

Classical Chinese Garden

Oregon Garden Pavilion

Beverly Cleary Foundation

Wattles Boys and Girls Club

Camp Moutaindale


This selection of projects illustrates our focus on the need for space diversity and accommodation, while simultaneously welcoming natural elements into our designs. Today, these spaces are serving groups in whatever capacity they’re needed.

Our Capabilities

Our work in the field of recreational architecture can be highlighted by a strong portfolio of extremely diverse projects. From community centers to park pavilions, camps and lodges to tourist attractions and beyond, our team brings imagination and objectivity to any and all multi-use projects.

Consult with the Merryman Barnes Architects, Inc. team today by calling 503-222-3753 and we’ll be happy to discuss your project and its unique scope of work. Our team looks forward to working with you and learning more about the future and purpose of the building you’re seeking to bring to life.