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

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

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.

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! 

Katie Hawks

Katie Hawks is an Oregonian born and raised. Since she was a young girl she has been interested in design and space usage, and was known to stay up all night quietly rocking her bookshelves from one side of her room to the other creating a fresh space. She has a love of color and unique fun pieces that change a room from cookie cutter to something uniquely you. When she isn’t rearranging her home, and painting her walls, Katie takes annual road trips with her older brother. They are on a mission to drive across all 48 continental states of America (and maybe Alaska).