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arris noun ar·ris /ˈerəs/

: the sharp edge or salient angle formed by the meeting of two surfaces 

We believe that the best ideas come to light through balance, cooperation, and connection. We pride ourselves on an open, collaborative approach that values the perspectives of every team member and project partner.

At Arris, we're driven by personal relationships and a commitment to community. From our bootstrapping origins, to our current growing team, we have always prioritized hands-on, principal-level involvement on all of our projects—from start to finish. We take pride in contributing to our local built environment, and truly enjoy the process of working closely with friends and colleagues.

Free from bureaucracy and conventional thinking, our team is empowered to innovate, respond quickly to challenges, and streamline operations to best serve the budget and design intent of every concept. The result is a seamless process that maintains constructability while following through on every detail.

Meet Arris

The Arris Story

Arris was founded by two close friends looking to break free from the engineering status quo. As the company evolved from an idea, into a conversation, and then into something real, Andrew and Brian humbly launched Arris Consulting with headquarters located in a Portland Cully neighborhood basement.

Leaning on decades of mechanical engineering and energy modeling experience, Arris built a strong foundation of quality work and meaningful connections within the local A/E/C industry. It wasn't long until Shane joined the team, adding his plumbing design and commercial system expertise to a growing list of firm capabilities.

As our company has evolved and grown, we have never lost sight of our founding values: to create a close-knit, family-oriented work environment, to treat people with respect, and to give clients our all in service of projects that support and uplift our community.

Arris consulting leadership in office

Working with Arris gives you the expertise, innovation, and savvy of a large engineering firm along with the dependability and personalized service of a smaller group. The best of both worlds. The Arris team has consistently exceeded my expectations in terms of quality of work and responsiveness. I strongly recommend them.

Isaac Adams, AIA

Bora Architecture & Interiors

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