Snøhetta Exhibition at the Center for Architecture in Portland

On display now at the Center for Architecture in Portland, Oregon, is an inspiring view into the design processes of Snøhetta, the internationally renowned design firm partnering with Mayer/Reed on the Willamette Falls Riverwalk and the James Beard Public Market.20160413_214014
With an emphasis on studio culture and design philosophy, Snøhetta: People, Process, Projects, is Snohetta’s first full-scale exhibit in the U.S. on view through June 30, 2016, with a public reception on First Thursday, June 2nd from 5:30-9:00 pm.

Loop PDX Competition – DIV|7

DIV_7_LOOPPDX3Our recent design proposal for the Loop PDX competition focused on activating an underutilized site in the Central Eastside Industrial District resulting in a top 10 submission for the Mayer/Reed & Toole Design Group team. Loop PDX asked teams to imagine the future of a proposed 6-mile pedestrian and bike “Green Loop” linking Portland’s east and west sides. Our design submission “seeds the loop” with a pop-up intervention to stimulate public and private development interest in creating a north/south green corridor intersected by activity nodes.DIV_7_LOOPPDX1Entitled DIV|7, the concept creates a southern gateway and public plaza at SE 7th Ave and Division St. A typology of repurposed shipping containers provide various configurations for maker studios, galleries, food vendors and bike rental/repair, providing low cost incubator space for business start-ups that is in keeping with the district’s character. Our submission also modifies one block of the 7th Avenue right-of-way to create landscaped, segregated pedestrian and bike lanes with a vacated triangular parcel converted to a plaza with views to the river.DIV_7_LOOPPDX2Our team found the competition valuable in stimulating our design thinking. Energized by the opportunity to shape a place we’d all use, we plan to continue the conversation that pushes design for Portland’s livability. We look forward to the Green Loop becoming reality. Imagine the future!

Join us for Design Week Portland 2016!

Design Week Portland 2016 Mayer/ReedDesign Week Portland 2016 will generate interesting dialog that will most certainly invigorate the local design scene. As in years past, we look forward to connecting with other creative minds during this annual city-wide exploration of all things design April 15 – 23. Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, will offer thoughts on two remarkable urban renaissance opportunities:

For Central Eastside: Beyond Taking Sides, Carol and the other panelists will explore new visions that could substantially re-define the character of Portland’s historic Inner Eastside Industrial District. Tuesday, April 19, 6:00 pm at Bora Architects.

A fast-moving PechaKucha Night will examine the intersection of Design & Identity through a wide array of topics. Carol will focus her 20 images on the Willamette Falls Riverwalk project in Oregon City. Thursday, April 21st, 6:00 pm at Hatch Innovation Lab.

Celebrating the Portland Winter Light Festival

MayerReedPortlandWinterLightFestivalMayer/Reed’s eighth floor studio glowed orange in celebration of Portland’s Winter Light Festival February 3-6, 2016. As a firm sponsor with steering committee members for this inaugural event, we were thrilled to see how the festival’s imaginative installations and activities brought the community out to light up these dark days of winter. We hope it’s the start of a new Portland tradition!

Posted February 09, 2016
Written by: Jeramie Shane
Categories: COMMUNITY  EVENTS