Daniel House

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Daniel House is home design studio in Portland, Oregon that offers a full service design and build process. We are a small team. Peter Spalding is our lead designer and project manager. Alexander Spalding, Peter's brother, is the head of operations. Zena Cherian oversees our personal and digital relations. And, Drew DeHaven, is the intern, so he does everything we ask. 



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About Daniel House

Daniel House is a home design studio based in Portland, Oregon. Using classically inspired design principles, we envision, plan, and construct custom spaces for clients around the world.

By intimately studying the homes we work in, we build spaces that celebrate human character and give credence and purpose of the space. 

Our spaces are attentive to original form, inspired by the world we live in, and comprehensible to those who inhabit them.


Meet the Team

 Peter Spalding, Head Designer of Daniel House. Architect history and cultural Design. NYU

Peter Spalding

Peter Spalding oversees Design at Daniel House. He holds a B.A. in Architecture History and Urban Design from NYU, as well as a certificate from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Before launching his own practice, Peter collaborated with numerous architecture and design firms in Manhattan. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, as well as on the cover of American Arts Quarterly. Peter is passionate about volunteering at his church and the surrounding Portland community. He’s an avid runner, fair-weather skier, and lifelong student of his craft.

 Alexander Spalding is the Director of Operations at Daniel House. Studied at Texas A&M and Oxford.

Alexander Spalding

Alex is Director of Operations at Daniel House. He studied at Texas A&M, earning degrees in Finance and Business Honors, as well at the University of Oxford, studying Theology and Christian Apologetics. He’s worked in finance/management roles across a variety of businesses including Bergstrom Automotive, Young Life, and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. While at Oxford, he founded the Spaldeian Library - a social club and lending library. Alex is an avid traveller, a voracious reader, and dabbles in fencing and polo.

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Valerie Rippey

Valerie is Daniel House's new Project Manager. With a B.S. in Chemistry from Bucknell University and a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of Oregon, she has spent the past six years teaching in Oregon's public schools. She brings an immediate and delightful sense of efficiency and positivity when she enters a room, and our projects are in the absolute best hands with her as their manager. As a sixth generation Oregonian on both sides of her family, Valerie is passionate about all things Oregon —no matter the season! 

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