Brian Libby is a Portland-based architecture writer who has contributed to Dwell since 2004. He has also written for The New York Times, Architect, CityLab, Salon, Metropolis, Architectural Record and The Oregonian, among others. Libby additionally writes the Portland Architecture blog and is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer.

Before & After: Their 1890 Farmhouse Hides a World of Color Behind Its Gray Facade
In Portland, Oregon, a culinary couple call on architect Michael Howells to raise the roof, revamp the floor plan, and spice up...
Budget Breakdown: A Kitchen Renovation Uses Sustainable Materials and Lush Wallpaper to Go Green
An appliance update turned into a full-on remodel in this Portland, Oregon, family's home.
Budget Breakdown: A $336K Cottage Renovation Gives an Oregon Widow a Fresh Start
Barbara McDonald’s architect son updated the 1946 home by raising the ceilings, opening the floor plan, and installing low-cost,...


Everything You Need to Know About Building an ADU in Portland, Oregon
Accessory dwelling units help the city meet its density goals and extend housing options—but only after striking a...