MCA Architects, PC provides a full range of architectural design services to clients on local, national and international projects.  Established in 1974 and located in Downtown Portland, our firm has maintained its mission to build long-term relationships with our clients, hallmarked by trust, communication and flexibility.  Using an efficient, collaborative process, we produce designs that respond to the unique goals and constraints of each project, be it a small renovation or a new, technically complex facility.  Over the years, MCA has earned a reputation for consistent delivery of thoughtful design, on time and within budget.  We are proud to note that 95% of our projects are with repeat clients and client referrals.


Our team offers a broad scope of services to public and private clients, including assessments, site design & planning, programming, renovations, and the design of new facilities.  We are experienced with a variety of project types, from multi-family residential developments to historic restorations to aircraft maintenance facilities.  MCA’s staff is experienced with both AutoCAD and Revit software, including BIM workflows.  We are always willing to incorporate new technologies to accommodate our clients.

MCA’s architects are licensed in 28 states, including Oregon.  Whether a project be in San Francisco, New York, or our home town of Portland, we design and manage it with confidence – from preliminary planning through construction administration.

Map illustrating locations where MCA has worked.

MCA delivers successful projects across the country – wherever our clients need us.

Our Team

MCA Architects is managed by two principals, Jack Miller (also a founding owner of the firm) and Daniel Gates.  Our diverse staff is equipped with skills in the latest design technologies, and wisdom that can only be developed through decades of architectural experience.  Our office’s atmosphere is collaborative; the specific experience of each project team is supplemented by the broad experience of our entire staff, ensuring creative problem solving and design solutions.


MCA proudly encourages and supports a diverse workforce where everyone feels welcome and equal. We are committed to providing a professional environment where female, minority, LGBT and disabled staff members are valued and offered every opportunity to excel within the office.  This commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to our larger project teams; we are excited to work with WBE, MBE, DBE, ESB and SDVOSB sub-consultants and vendors whenever possible.  MCA is a certified participant in the City of Portland’s Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Program.


MCA is serious about sustainability and social responsibility.  Our firm is a member of the USGBC and has LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  Our team is committed to integrating energy efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective options into every project.  On a broader level, we are continually working to strengthen our firm’s policies and practices in sustainability, diversity and social responsibility. MCA is proud to have Sustainability at Work certification through the City of Portland.