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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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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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Bora Participates in Architects in Schools

Earlier this year Bora employees worked with teachers at McKinney Elementary School in Hillsboro, OR to build a curriculum entitled “Imagine the Future” as part of our annual participation in the Architects in Schools program. The classes began with students practicing how to draw to scale and make different structural shapes like columns, arches, trusses,…

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Collaborating in VR: Bora + The Wild

Bora has been expanding our use and understanding of VR in several ways over the past year, from our panel and exhibit during Design Week Portland to our embrace of emerging tools in our current projects. One of the most exciting developments is our adoption of The Wild – a VR collaboration platform that enables…

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Texas A&M 21st Century Classroom Building is an Invitation to Expand Active Learning Expertise

Last week, Texas A&M University held their Transformational Teaching + Learning Conference, and included an invitation to all instructors on campus: apply to teach in the new 21st Century Classroom Building, no active learning specialization required! The 21CCB features innovative learning environments that many instructors haven’t experienced before, including in-the-round lecture halls. But faculty will…

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