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AWB Newsletter
Fall 2014
Editor: Catherine Paglin 
Asst. Editor: Copeland Downs

 AWB Holiday Open House & Film Night!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
 6 - 9 pm
AIA Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Ave 
(enter on NW Flanders)
AWB-Oregon invites you to an open house to celebrate the year's accomplishments and recognize our volunteers. Doors open at 6 pm for festive food and drink. At 8 pm we'll show two 25-minute episodes of Rebel Architecture, a documentary series profiling activist architects from around the world, addressing social and environmental problems in their home countries. 


In This Issue
Focus on Homelessness
In 2014 Architects Without Borders-Oregon launched a focus on homeless. We sought out experts in the Portland community and held two educational meetings. The first was a discussion of past, present and future approaches to the problem, with representatives from the Portland Housing Bureau, JOIN, and Transition Projects. The second explored a spectrum of housing options from tiny houses to full-service shelters such as Bud Clark Commons. AWB has now partnered with JOIN to design a modular facility where homeless people can store possessions-a need identified in the educational meetings. The storage project team is addressing issues of location, security, scalability, aesthetics, and cost. Watch for more coverage of this project in future issues of the AWB Newletter.


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