Designing with Healthy Materials: Research and Industry Implications

“Industry-wide transparency and optimization is vital to our ability as designers to improve human and environmental health through the individual…

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Sustainable Design with Mass Timber: A Whitepaper

Mass timber structures are being considered more than ever for their aesthetics, flexibility in design, biophilic properties, and the goal…

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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…

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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…

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Texas A&M Innovative Learning 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…

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Crafted for Community: The New Edison High School

Edison High School’s mission is to help students with diverse learning differences to reach their full potential. Our design for their new 36,000 sf building is crafted with the same care and attention as the education Edison students receive, creating a nurturing sanctuary for learning and communal growth.

Bora Awarded Pilot Grant to Support Business Diversity + Inclusion

Bora is actively engaged in increasing awareness about equity and bias in our profession and our practice. But when it…

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The Materials Pledge

We have joined with 55 other signatories to issue an open letter to product manufacturers, stating our commitment to design and build with holistically optimized materials.

Bora Hosts AFO Fellows

Last night, we hosted the Architecture Foundation of Oregon Winter Member Gathering, featuring their latest Van Evera Bailey Fellows Jennifer…

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Upcoming Event: Democratizing VR for Livable Cities

Bora started investigating ways to incorporate VR and immersive media into our practice back in 2016, starting with 360 photography…

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Second Annual MLK Day of Service

Once again, the Bora office was closed on Monday for our annual MLK Day of Service. Everyone signed up for…

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Building a Future: How Designers + Employers Engage with Gen Z

This month, the NAIOP Washington Chapter’s breakfast panel focused on Generation Z. Specifically, how designers and employers are rethinking work…

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Mike Manzi Contributes to Parsons Healthy Materials Lab Online Courses

Parsons Healthy Materials Lab has created a series of online learning courses specifically designed for professionals, dedicated to making the…

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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…

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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…

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Design Week Portland 2018 – Success!

After months of planning, designing, sewing, modeling, and trying to get those smocks just right, our event last night was…

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