What have we learned from the POD Initiative? What worked and what didn't in this effort to build micro-housing for the homeless? Participants in Partners on Dwelling's inaugural project will come together at AWB's March meeting to share experiences from both the design and construction phases of their work. Each team in attendance will describe key ideas, lessons, and details important to future efforts, and respond to a brief team-by-team Q&A.
The collective wisdom gathered from POD team members will support continuing innovation in POD design. In connection with the upcoming John Yeon exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Center for Public Interest Design has issued a new Call for Entries for designs emphasizing the use of plywood and similar materials. The museum will exhibit the design boards and reviewers will choose at least one pod design to be constructed this summer. Architects Without Borders-Oregon will be submitting at least one entry. If you are interested in joining a design team you may sign up at this meeting. AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. (Enter on NW Flanders St.) Doors open at 5:45. Refreshments will be served.