Partners on Dwelling

Being a design and architecture organization that has been supporting houseless villages for over a decade, City Repair has been participating in the design working group of the Village Coalition called Partners On Dwelling (POD) along with
Portland State University School of Architecture/Center for Public Interest DesignOpen Architecture Portland, and Communitecture: Architecture, Planning and Design.

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Facilitated by the POD and the Village Coalition, sleeping pods have been designed and built through Winter 2016 based off of charrettes working with houseless communities and inspired by current Portland villages.

Below are images from the pods on display in a village layout at the northern most part of the North Park Block.

This initiative is not intended to be the solution to homelessness in Portland, but one entry point for designers and volunteers to become involved and a model for supporting community making and strong social infrastructure among villages.

Design/Build Teams:
SERA Architects, Holst Architecture, Mackenzie, SRG Partnership / Howard S. Wright, William Wilson Architects, Scott Edwards Architecture, LRS Architects, Communitecture, MoMaMa, Mods PDX + Shelter Wise, Architects Without Borders-OR, City Repair, PSU School of Architecture, & CPID