The Founder / Principal


Gloria M. Mortera is a native of Portland, Oregon for the last 29 years. She enjoys a multi-facet design career of more than 20 years. Prior to coming to the United States, she worked under the tutelage of accomplished and successful Philippine architects while earning her bachelors degree.

Ms. Mortera holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Sto.Tomas, Manila, Philippines. She has been actively involved in professional and local community organizations including the Women in A/E/C, Portland Chapter and Institute of Real Estate Property Management. She has earned her certification as a Sustainable Building Advisor through a program administered by Mt. Hood Community College.

Portland is considered her home now because she enjoys the socio-cultural diversities of the city. Her experience in varied commercial, healthcare, and industrial projects provides her the ultimate tool for a design methodology approach to our ever changing environment. Her focus on design approach to healthcare of varying project sizes surpasses many designers in her field.

Words to live by.....
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.

Steve Jobs, CEO Apple