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News & Events

August 12 – Steering Committee Meeting

The AWB Steering Committee will meet Wednesday August 12th, 6 PM at the AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (entry on NW Flanders).

No general meetings in July & August.

Architects Without Borders-Oregon will not meet in July or August. During July, please visit our 10-year retrospective in the gallery of the AIA Center for Architecture. (See below for information.)

July 2—First Thursday: AWB 10-Year Retrospective

A 10-Year Retrospective at the Center for Architecture tells the story of AWB’s global impact, from East Africa to the Pacific Northwest. Projects on display in the center’s gallery include schools, parks, and social service agencies. The First Thursday opening will be July 2, 5:30 – 8:30 PM. The show runs from July 2 to July 31. Gallery hours…

June 24th—Report from Haiti

Earlier this month a Pro Publica/NPR story revealed the spectacular failure of Red Cross aid efforts in Haiti in the years following the 2010 earthquake. Nick Troutt, an Architects Without Borders volunteer, lives in Haiti eight months out of the year, teaching English and training masons who work on AWB-designed schools. At this month’s open meeting he will describe his…

May 27th—Vernonia Health Center

In 2007 a flood in the rural Oregon community of Vernonia destroyed homes, schools and other buildings. At our May meeting guest speaker Joan Jasper of Scott Edwards Architecture will discuss the firm’s collaboration with the Vernonia Health Center Board, planning and designing a new public health clinic to replace one that was damaged in the flood. Challenges of this project…

April 22nd — Project Forum

At our Wednesday April 22nd meeting, project teams from the Red Sweater Project and Portland Day Storage will present project updates, to be followed by questions, discussion, and project work sessions open to all. Please join us at 6 PM at the AIA Center for Architecture, 403…