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News & Events

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…

Spring Break—No general meeting in March

February 25th—Project Review: Portland Day Storage

At our February 25th open meeting the project team for Portland Day Storage: Serving the Homeless will present several designs for a storage facility where homeless people can leave their possessions while they go for a  job interview, attend to personal hygiene, or secure social services. We’ll be looking at considerations such as location, cost, availability of materials, ease of maintenance, staffing requirements,…

January 28th—Schools in the Developing World

Our first meeting of the year will feature a video about the Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh, a mountainous region of Northern India. The firm that designed the school considered solar orientation, local building materials and techniques, the extreme climate, and Tibetan Buddhist beliefs. After the screening, AWB volunteers will discuss similarities and differences between the Druk White Lotus School…

Fall 2014 Newsletter

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December 10th—Holiday Open House & Film Screening

Please join us from 6 to 9 pm for festive food and drink in celebration of this year’s projects, speakers, and volunteers. Starting at 8 pm we’ll be screening two 25-minute episodes of the documentary series Rebel Architecture, which profiles activist architects from around the world confronting social and environmental problems in their own countries. AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW…