We are filled with gratitude for our collaborative partners who challenge us to elevate design; our forward-thinking clients who aspire to go above and beyond for the future of our communities and planet; and our amazing Mayer/Reed team for sharing their talents and vision through work and volunteerism.
We had a wonderful evening, gathering for happy hour and dinner in the 6th floor “intellectual lounge” and its connecting terrace with stunning views of the east from the South Waterfront. A panel discussion hosted by Laurie Canup (SRG) and Mayer/Reed Principal Jeramie Shane included OHSU leadership and researchers who shared how the building design supports their work to cure cancer.
The key to the building’s success is space organization for efficient workflows, but we also heard that there is magic in the social “eddies” where interactions are less linear. “It’s the coffee” and “lunch with a view” that make it happen. Casual yet important interactions on the rooftop terrace and in the kitchen during a coffee break or meal are the moments of cross-pollination which spark meaningful collaboration. This is a universal idea so many of us can relate to. As we all find our way back into our respective offices, these moments of spontaneous connection can bring intangible value. It is a good reminder of the importance of our work to support well-being and serve as a catalyst for things far beyond our imagination.
We are grateful for OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s commitment to cure cancer and for their generosity to share their time and observations. Taking the time to learn from those who inhabit our projects is a gift to the future of design.
Join us in the South Park Blocks for music, art, food vendors, performances, family activities and more. Paseo is a free event inspired by strolls through the streets of Spain and is conceived and curated by a committee of BIPOC social justice and arts leaders. See you in the park!
Next week join Mayer/Reed at the SEGD 2022 Conference in Portland where we’ll share our work and the value of collaboration, inclusive process and design rigor with the experiential graphic design community.
Context of Design PDX+SEGD – The conference will kick-off with event chairs—Kathy Fry, SEGD President, Mayer/Reed Principal; Alper Yurtseven, Mayer/Reed Senior Designer; and Traci Sym, SEGD Vice-President, Plus & Greater Than—presenting a local look at wayfinding, digital, exhibition, brand, interior and placemaking.
PDXNext Tour – Mayer/Reed Associate Bryan Stevens and Senior Designer Alper Yurtseven, along with Irene Ng (Port of Portland) and Dan Meeker (HOK), will lead a tour of the transformative Portland International Airport expansion and share the Signage and Wayfinding Master Plan development and implementation. Mayer/Reed is leading the signage and wayfinding implementation design throughout the PDXNext projects.
Columbia River GorgeTour – Mayer/Reed Associate Debbie Shaw, along with Renee Tkach (Friends of the Columbia River Gorge), will lead a tour of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. Amidst breathtaking waterfalls and viewpoints, they’ll discuss interpretation, education and wayfinding projects that ensure the Gorge remains wondrous, wild and open to all. Mayer/Reed’s work includes the Vista House, Towns to Trails, Columbia River Gorge Historic Highway Trail signage, Travel Oregon Bike Hubs and an accessible trails project.
TriMet TransitTour – Mayer/Reed Senior Designer Rob Wente will lead a tour of the MAX light rail system and new BRT bus line with Jesse Stemmler and Fiona Lyon of TriMet. They’ll explore the TriMet brand, station design, wayfinding, art and integration of bike friendly design. Mayer/Reed’s work includes the Portland Transit Mall, Orange Line, Division Street Transit and the Tilikum Crossing.