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News & Events

No General Meeting in November

Watch this space for details about our Holiday Open House in December.

Steering Committee Meeting—November 12th

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

October 22nd—Storage Charrette

AWB-Oregon is working with JOIN, a Portland non-profit organization, to design a facility where homeless people can store their possessions. JOIN helps individuals and families make the transition from homelessness to permanent housing. Please help us with your ideas for this new project. Join us at the AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Avenue (enter on NW Flanders) at…

September 24th — Focus on Homelessness, Part 2

AWB-Oregon’s September meeting will explore a spectrum of housing options for the homeless, from tiny houses to encampments to large full-service shelters. Our guest presenters are: David Otte, project manager for Holst Architecture’s award-winning Bud Clark Commons. Bud Clark Commons includes 130 studio apartments, a 90-bed men’s transitional shelter, and a day center. Israel Bayer, executive…

August 27th — Focus on Homelessness, Part 1

AWB-Oregon’s August meeting features a discussion of past, present, and future approaches to solving the problem of homelessness in Portland. Our guest presenters are: Sally Erickson, Manager, Ending Homelessness Initiative, Portland Housing Bureau. Erickson leads a team that is implementing the City and County’s plan to end homelessness, A Home for Everyone, including developing strategies with public and private community partners….

July 26th – AWB Volunteer Day with Habitat for Humanity

No general meeting this month. Instead, AWB is volunteering with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, July 26th from 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM. We’ll be constructing a large playground for a 45-home community in Southeast Portland. No experience is necessary, but you must register online by Friday, the day before the event. Please join us! Register at: