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AWB Newsletter
September 2013
Editor: Catherine Paglin 
Asst. Editor: Lindsay Burnette

September Meeting: The Red & the Green
Our September 25th meeting features a pin-up on the Red Sweater project in Tanzania and a charrette for the Green King project in northeast Portland.We will also be recruiting teams for two new projects: one in the Congo, the other in Wahkiakum County, WA. The Red Sweater team is well underway with a master plan for the phased construction of the Mungere Secondary School. Come see the most recent plans and drawings. A charrette on the Green King project design follows the Red Sweater update. AWB invites volunteers to participate in this local, community-oriented design project. 
Doors open at 5:45 PM at 403 NW 11th Avenue. 


In This Issue
Nate Carter

Volunteer Profile: 

Project Champion Nate Carter


This is the first in a series of interviews with AWB-Oregon volunteers. Recently AWB-Oregon sat down with Nate Carter at the Northeast Portland offices of Eleven Engineering & Design, where he is a principal. Carter answered questions about his first-time experience as a Project Champion, leading AWB's work with the Northeast Emergency Food Program (NEFP) which provides groceries to more than 500 Portland families each month. Working with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Carter and AWB team members Kim Olson of Soderstrom Architects and Nan Kambhu, a recent graduate of University of Oregon's master of architecture program, developed a plan to improve a gravel side yard at Luther Memorial Church. Elements of the plan include a covered, heated "market-style" plaza for distribution of fresh produce and bread, an area for unloading food donations, and an expanded vegetable garden.



Ethiopian School Charrette


Last month's joint charrette with Engineers Without Borders yielded preliminary design ideas for a school in Debre Birhan, Ethopia. Funded by The Community Project (, the school's 20 classrooms will house 500 K-8 students at a time. Charrette participants looked at issues of daylighting, wall space, doors and windows, and natural ventilation. 


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