I've suggested two colours that are in a palette we like but we are not totally committed to them.
We favour simple styles the lean towards typography and geometric shapes. We love what brands like Canva, Slack and Etsy have been able to do with simple brand at the heart of their identity.
We thrive on the contribution from our community and our website will be a marketplace, forum and industry blog, so we definitely want to be friendly.
I've included two images of work in progress that hopefully give you a feeling of how the site will look and the brand be used.
The logo is for a website first and foremost so the primary application is the main navigation, followed by online advertising and email signatures. Needs to work somehow at small size (favicon), medium (navigation) and large (branded merch) sizes.
We've been using Montserrat as our body font until now.
UPDATE 1: Thanks for great entries so far. Lots of ideas based on house roofs. These are good but I would like to explore routes away from this now. Please only submit roof designs if you feel they are really, really strong. The brand is more about the community of architects that power it.
I also prefer routes where the logo and wordmark are one and I prefer landscape orientation over portrait - works better in responsive web design.
UPDATE 2: Can I please ask to see some more landscape arrangements and to move away from using house and roof motifs. Think Slack, Atlassian, HubSpot, Autodesk!!!
I've adjusted my requested style attributes - except for Abstract/literal, which was always at the abstract end.