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Mayor-Elect Ted Wheeler Tweets Water Avenue Yards

In case you missed it yesterday, KOIN 6 News interviewed Bora Principal Michael Tingley as part of a piece on our Water Avenue Yards design research project. They reached out to us following a tweet from Portland’s Mayor-Elect, Ted Wheeler, in which he called our reimagining “stellar.” For more information on the Water Avenue Yards…

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Construction Begins on Global Innovation Exchange

Today, we attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) up in Bellevue, WA. This partnership between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University, with support from Microsoft, is generating a lot of excitement in the region – and for good reason! Integrating incubator, studio, makerspace, wet lab, office, presentation space, and informal…


Portland Makes Metropolis’ Top 10

We love our city. We love living here, working here, biking in the rain, and floating the river on a hot day. Like any major urban center, we have our challenges, and they are not trivial. But Portland’s reputation as a beautiful, liveable city is well-deserved. So although we didn’t expect to see “Stumptown” listed…


Block 17 Wins MFE Magazine Editor’s Choice Award

Multifamily Executive Magazine, has published its annual apartment industry award-winners, and we’re pleased to announce that out of 370 entries, Block 17 Apartments has been honored with both the Grand High-Rise Award and the Editor’s Choice Award! From the announcement: “What sticks out the most about Block 17 is how much it doesn’t stick out—it…


Opening Day at OSU Cascades Tykeson Hall

Today marks a shift in the Higher Education landscape of Oregon. We’re excited to announce the grand opening of the new OSU Cascades campus in Bend, OR! As the architects of Tykeson Hall, the first new academic building on campus, we feel privileged to have contributed to this major advancement in educational access in Central…