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We Stand With Youth: Global Climate Strike

On Friday, September 20, Bora will join a Global Climate Strike, inspired by the millions of youth worldwide that have led regular school strikes ever since Greta Thunberg started protesting outside Sweden’s parliament building. We recognize that time is running out to drastically change the way we do business if we have any hope of avoiding…

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Team Mies Van der RUN finishes its 4th Hood to Coast!

For the 4th year running, 12 Borites participated in Hood to Coast, an annual, 36-leg, 200-mile relay race that starts at Timberline Lodge and ends in Seaside, OR.  This year we raised over $12,000 for Providence Cancer Research and team Mies Van der RUN (a nod to the famed German-American architect) came in 435th out…


Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave Signed into Law in Bora’s Studio

This morning Governor Kate Brown signed the Oregon Paid Family Leave Bill into law in Bora’s own Design Lab, making Oregon just the 8th state to pass such legislation. It is the most inclusive and accessible bill in the country, ensuring paid leave for part-time and low-income workers and is funded by both employees and…

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Bora Principal Michael Tingley on transforming Lincoln Hall into one of Portland’s most popular Performing Arts venues

Long in dire need of deferred maintenance, Lincoln Hall was almost demolished in the early 2000s. However its important legacy within the city and its beautiful historic character saved this building that enjoys a prominent address on Broadway in downtown Portland and houses Portland State University’s College of the Arts. This summer, Bora Principal Michael…


Principal Amy Donohue presents The Geometry of Learning at SCUP National in Seattle

Bora Principal, Amy Donohue, recently presented The Geometry of Learning: Experiences Teaching in the Round at the national conference for the Society of College & University Planning in Seattle.  The session shared results from the ongoing inter-institutional research project, spearheaded by Bora and Oregon State University, that analyzes student learning outcomes in traditional vs large…

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