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Cascadia Clusters: Building By and For the Homeless

  • AIA Center for Architecture 403 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

AWB-Oregon welcomes Rafael Toma Solano, project manager and trainer with Cascadia Clusters, to our June open meeting. A nonprofit general contractor, Cascadia Clusters trains homeless individuals in framing, roofing, insulating, and finish carpentry. Toma will discuss Cascadia Clusters' role in the development of Agape Village, a self-governed community of tiny homes for the houseless, and other local projects. He will highlight design and building lessons learned, as well as the goals and process of Cascadia Clusters' training program. Doors open 5:45 PM. Refreshments will be served.

NOTE: Our charrette for the Q Center will take place in July.