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Our Neighborhood

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 nonprofits 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 exemplify this neighborhood.

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 21st century shotguns 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.

Jeanne Gang to Lecture in Louisville on Feb. 28

On Feb. 28, 2018, internationally renowned architect Jeanne Gang will present a public talk as part of the University of Kentucky College of Design’s spring lecture series....

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Studio Louisville Heads to Chicago

Claire Cahan of Studio Gang talks about working with Studio Louisville students....

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Studio Louisville Fall 2017 in Review

A recap of Studio Louisville's Fall 2017 semester....

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Studio Louisville

College of Design Expands Into Louisville With New Architecture Studio...

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