We have deep passion for the arts. Bora staff regularly volunteer their expertise and, as a firm, we have donated office space to a variety of idea-focused organizations that align with our values. These include the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Literary Arts, The Oregon Natural Step, and the Illahee Society. Our pro bono services have benefitted PICA’s world-renowned TBA Festival and Portland’s Literary Arts. For this support, Bora has been recognized with an Innovation Award from the National Business Committee for the Arts, a Governor’s Arts Award, and a NW Business for Culture and the Arts award for volunteerism. Our passion for community engagement is not limited to the arts. In 2015, we put forward a provocative proposal for the development of an important piece of public land on Portland’s Eastside riverfront. Lamenting the absence of a critical design conversation in our community, we hosted a series of forums with political leaders, developers, and urban planners to establish a vision for the site’s development to maximize benefits to the neighborhood and the city. Completely self-funded, Water Avenue Yards continues to provoke dialogue in our community about the shape of its future.