AWB Newsletter
Spring 2015
Editor: Catherine Paglin 
Asst. Editor: Copeland Downs

 Architects Without Borders-Oregon 
A 10-Year Retrospective
First Thursday Opening
 July 2, 2015
 5:30 - 8:30 pm
AIA Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Ave 
(enter on NW Flanders)

Gallery hours: M - F, 9 - 5
Show dates: July 2 - 31, 2015

A 10-Year Retrospective at the Center for Architecture tells the story of AWB's global impact, from East Africa to the Pacific Northwest. Projects on display in the center's gallery include schools, housing, parks, and social service agencies.


Founded in 2004 after Hurricane Katrina, Architects Without Borders-Oregon assists communities in need by providing design and planning services through a volunteer network of professionals and students.



In This Issue
Futsal Courts for Green King Project

Since 2013 AWB-Oregon has been collaborating with Portland's King neighborhood on visioning and master planning for a 5.8-acre outdoor area adjacent to King PK-8 School. Now a key part of the "Green King" project has fallen into place thanks to support from Fields for All, a partnership of the Portland Timbers and Operation Pitch Invasion. In 2016 two deteriorated tennis courts will become one new tennis court and a full-size futsal court that can also be used as two half-courts. Futsal, for those who don't know, is a variant of soccer, played with five players per team and a smaller ball. Fields for All will fund and manage resurfacing, restriping, and adding new lighting and benches to the courts. Past work at the Green King site includes depaving around the perimeter of the school and in the parking lot, building storm water planters for the parking lot, and replanting with native species. Green King project partners include Depave, King Neighborhood Association, King School, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Portland Parks & Recreation, and many others. AWB-Oregon will continue to provide graphic and architectural design support to Green King as the project moves forward.