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Faubion School is Certified LEED Gold in V4 Rating System

Yesterday, we received the news that our first venture into LEED v4 came up Gold! According to the USGBC, our Faubion PK-8 project with Concordia University is the 3rd school in the world to be certified Gold or better in this new system. This was a huge effort, undertaken fully in-house by a multitude of…


Bora Begins Work on the Building for Environment & Society at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon has selected Bora to design a new 60,000 sf interdisciplinary facility that builds upon UO’s long-standing expertise in sustainability and sustainable solutions.  The new building will provide over 700 new seats in a series of large, innovative classrooms, and will house faculty and students from the College of Arts and Sciences and…


Cracking the Egg – Explorations in Ceiling Design

The new 120,000 square-foot 21st Century Classroom Building at Texas A & M will house over 2200 seats for students and features a variety of unconventional teaching spaces. Among these are several arena style classrooms and a new, egg-shaped learning environment. From the beginning, our design team knew the inside of this 100-seat classroom needed…

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#QuestionComfort – Design Week Portland Microdocumentary

April seems like so long ago, now that summer is here…Was Design Week Portland just a dream? No! And we have the micro-documentary to prove it. Now you can relive months of hard work and planning, in a satisfying bite-sized package. Enjoy! For more info on this project, take a look at posts here and here.

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Team Bora Wraps Another Bike-to-Work-Month Challenge

2018 marks the 11th year Bora has participated in Portland’s Bike-to-Work-Month Challenge.  Organized by The Street Trust, this annual event encourages Portlanders to dust off their bikes after winter and generates some friendly competition between local businesses. Once again, Borites produced some impressive statistics motivated in no particular order by sustainable living, Friday bagels, physical…