Ground Up Design Works was founded in 2013 by Willie Dean, with a focus on sustainable design for residential and light commercial projects. Our clients include homeowners and local businesses.

Willie is an architectural designer with a passion for sustainable buildings.  He's a certified passive house consultant (CPHC) and holds a masters in architecture from the University of Oregon-Portland and a bachelors degree in architecture from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He’s been working and designing in Portland for the past 4 years.