Portland’s Technology Architects

We are thrilled to bring our 15+ years of experience designing and implementing NYC technology systems to Portland…

1. Lunch & Learns: We are committed to educating the Architect community on the opportunities, pitfalls and proper planning around integrating technology into their projects. Our Lead Systems engineer is available for CEU-certified courses at your office now.

2. CEU Summits: Building the largest annual CEU summit for technology and Architecture professionals has helped us learn how to fill gaps and create harmony between the two trades.

3. Smart Design: Let the Cloud9 Smart team design your client’s technology system with a meticulous, brand-agnostic approach that will realize your client’s vision while removing bottlenecks to your process.

Meet Bruce

How we came up with Smart Design

  • “How likely would you be to recommend Cloud9 to someone else?” 94% 94%

We went with Cloud9 Smart because they didn’t make us feel like Luddites… They were very enthusiastic about the whole thing, which made the process fun and collaborative. Fernando clearly cares about all of the technology, and how it works.

Owner - Converted Firehouse

I have dealt over the years with many promising contractors and subs only to be disappointed with their work, communication, timeline, etc. With Fernando and his team, my journey has been nearly flawless… I have used them on 4 projects so far. If I were to buy another home, I would not look to anyone else.

Joe Wirht

We are very happy, in fact we have already recommended you! No surprises. Everything was great and communication was smooth. Bruce in particular was excellent to work with.

Jay Sammons

Articles we’ve written on Smarthomes

How To: Music Management

Access Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, Deezer and SiriusXM all come with access to over 30 million songs. Deezer and Tidal have the largest libraries with over 50 million, but Spotify has far more subscribers in part due to its...

Our 3rd Annual AIA CEU Summit

Yesterday we were thrilled to have hosted over 100 members of the Architecture & Design community at the Savant Experience Center in Soho for a day of education, entertainment and networking. With courses by Lutron, Savant, Seura, Leon, Sonos and Seura we were...

Voice Control for Home

The four DIY voice platforms trying to permeate the home currently are:     Alexa Benefits: Controls more third-party devices than any other platform, and integrates cleanly with Amazon shopping. It also recognizes different voices and adjusts to the behavior of each...

Explained: LED Lighting

When we sat down with lighting expert Gary Gordon, he pointed out 3 common issues in homes and offices: 1. The wrong quantity of light. 2. The space is over-fixtured. 3. There is too much glare. Here are some important concepts to be aware of before designing your...

Explained: Cables

Category Cable The standard for data, every new version gets better at transmitting more of it with less interference. Manufacturers must abide by these standards so that everything works together. Cat5e: The standard of the early 2000s, and the current cheapest way...

New Hire: Michael Dye

This month we're thrilled to announce the addition of Michael Dye to our team as our new Architect Specialist. Michael has racked up over a decade of experience with Magnolia as a Project Manager, System Designer and Consultation Agent for end users and trade...