Exciting things are happening in Portland, and we aim to contribute through architectural and urban planning projects on a variety of scales. Our studio is strategically located in the heart of Portland at the Anchor Building alongside non-profits and community partners that are already creating opportunities in the neighborhood. By collaborating with these organizations, we hope to engage the Portland community, to study and preserve the aspects that make this place unique.
The initial semester of Studio Louisville focuses on understanding the vibrant history that has shaped Portland today including the neighborhood’s abundance of shotgun houses. By studying the shotgun typology the students will design a series of twenty first century shotgun’s that can be used as a basis to ignite a conversation about housing density, affordability, and sustainability.
We see Portland as a thriving community with a storied history that has exciting potential. Our goal is to propose feasible designs that balance modern technology and societal needs with a respect and preservation for the characteristics that make Portland unique.
As students engage with the Portland community during the inaugural Louisville studio, find all the details here on upcoming events, lectures and other exercises to keep track of their progress.