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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…


Bora Takes Home 4 DJC Oregon Top Project Awards

We are honored to have all four of our submitted projects recognized at the annual Top Projects Awards, organized by Oregon’s Daily Journal of Commerce and celebrating excellence in the region’s built environment.  Congratulations to the many partners and team members who were part of ensuring these projects’ success! Airbnb CX Hub Expansion – 1st Place…


Metropolis Recap: Designing Programs and Spaces for Interdisciplinary Learning

Last Wednesday, Bora’s design lab was filled with architects, students, educators, and our wonderful panel moderated by Metropolis’ director of design innovation, Susan S. Szenasy. Principals Michael Tingley and Amy Donohue, together with Jon Dorbolo (Oregon State University), and Linda Wagner (University of Washington), took a deep dive into the ways technology, evolving social habits,…

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Bora Hosting Metropolis Think Tank Panel on Disruption + Innovation in Academia

Bora is excited to announce that, in partnership with Metropolis Magazine’s Think Tank series, we will be hosting a panel discussion addressing Innovation and Disruption in the Academy. Follow this link to register for the event (seating is limited!), and read on for more information. Motivated by the start-up model and enabled by unprecedented access…

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