Explore the minds of designers, architects, and urban planners as we imagine a more vibrant Central East Side with Michael Tingley, Principal at Bora Architects.
Michael Tingley discusses his project with the research team at Bora Architects as they identify and address an opportunity to rehabilitate an empty lot on the Waterfront in Portland’s eastside.
Amidst rapid growth and clashing directions of makers and developers, our city is in need of citizen voices and creative minds to provoke well-designed solutions. A neighborhood with arguably the highest condensed mix of makers, artists, and entrepreneurs, the Central Eastside is ripe with innovation and energy. This excitement, while reflected in some areas, fails to show itself in others. Not only is the area dense with people and organizations, it leads right to the beautiful Willamette River, yet hardly encourages waterfront interaction to the public.
Michael Tingley and his team identified one such culprit: three vacant blocks along Water Avenue, prime real estate for community and innovation, yet barren and blocked off to the river. The question was asked: “Can’t we do better?” To address the problem Michael’s team implement design strategies, such as charrettes, site research, and sketches, to imagine a brighter Portland.
“As citizens of Portland we are passionate about its future. As architects we have both the knowledge and training to imagine alternatives.”
Taking place at in the heart of the Central Eastside at Union/Pine the morning of November 3rd, Michael will present the design provocation he and his team created, discussing the potential for this area and the strategies that may be used to address the challenge. Complete with breakfast and coffee, this Design Museum Morning is not to be missed!
Doors open at 8:30 am, presentation begins at 9:00 am. Breakfast will be served.
Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.