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Vernon Elementary School approached us to design an outdoor classroom for their campus. Here are the images of the design that we provided for their annual auction and fundraiser! Check it out!

http://www.propelstudio.com/project/vernon-elementary-school-outdoor-classroom/
‪#‎ilookup‬ ‪#‎publicinterestdesign‬ ‪#‎portland‬ ‪#‎pdx‬ ‪#‎greenroof‬ ‪#‎community‬ ‪#‎vernon‬ ‪#‎AssocAIA‬ ‪#‎OneDirection‬ ‪#‎propelstudio‬
Vernon Elementary School PTA worked with Propel Studio to develop the design of a sustainable outdoor classroom for their campus.
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We've just completed some new renderings of an ADU in the Cully Neighborhood in Portland we have been working on for the past few months. The project is about to start construction and should be ready to move into by the end of the summer! Check it out: http://www.propelstudio.com/project/northwest-modern-adu/

Despite the strict ADU code, we aimed for a northwest modern aesthetic, with lot of windows and strong connection to the garden.

‪#‎ADU‬ ‪#‎AccessoryDwellingUnit‬ ‪#‎SmallArchitecture‬ ‪#‎Architecture‬ #Portland ‪#‎Buildings‬ ‪#‎ilookup‬ ‪‬ ‪#‎PortlandADU‬ ‪#‎tinyhouses‬
If you're looking for a custom designed, sustainable, northwest modern ADU in Portland, Oregon, Contact us at Propel Studio.
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We were asked to design a small pavilion to act as the wedding chapel for a friend's backyard ceremony. The structure was meant to have a life past the wedding as an outdoor living room and place for the family of musician to hang out and play.

The project was a huge success as the centerpiece of the wedding and currently as family gathering space.

Amazing photography by Ashley Frutiger

#architecture #weddings #wedding #photography #design #portland #pdx #chapel #wood #reclaimedwindows #portlandwedding #backyardwedding #love

http://www.propelstudio.com/project/sabin-pavilion/
We specialize in design of spaces for people from large scale apartment buildings to intimate pavilion architecture.
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A group of our neighbors in NE Portland are working on a campaign to raise funds necessary to purchase an old strip club and convert it into a new neighborhood destination! We support this project and hope that you will too!

#architecture #community #design #Portland #pdx #vernon

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/letusbuythesugarshack
Local groups transform a block-long strip club into a place that serves families and community...
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We are excited to be involved in the public forum for the James Beard Public Market design in Portland, OR. It is exciting to have Snohetta lead the design process and engage the public. If anyone else is interested in participating feel free to sign up by clicking the link below. 

#architecture #architects #buildings #portland #pdx #aiapdx #aia #design

http://jamesbeardpublicmarket.com/designforum/reception-form/
Design Forum VIP Reception Sign-Up Will you join us for the Design Forum VIP Reception on December 10, 2014, 6:00 PM at Ziba?
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Just added to our website - this is a pro-bono design project we worked on for the Vernon Elementary School in NE Portland. 

http://www.propelstudio.com/project/vernon-elementary-school-sports-shelter/

#Architecture #Portland #PDX #probono
Propel Studio developed the concept for the sports shelter at Vernon Elementary School as a pro-bono project.
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Our latest ADU design focusses on creating a small, compact living space that incorporates sustainable technologies. The design includes Solar Hot Water, PV panels, Rainwater collection, grey water to flush the toilets, super insulated envelope, exposed concrete floor for thermal mass, low VOC paints and finishes, and a strong connection to the outdoors.
We couldn't have accomplished this without great clients. Thanks Jack and Phoenix for setting lofty goals for the project!
Construction is starting soon with expected completion later this summer.

‪#‎ADU‬ ‪#‎AccessoryDwellingUnit‬ ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎buildings‬ ‪#‎LivingSmall‬ ‪#‎TinyHouse‬ ‪#‎PortlandADU‬ ‪#‎architects‬ ‪#‎SustainableLiving‬ ‪#‎DownSizing‬ ‪#‎iLookUp‬ ‪#‎montavilla‬ ‪#‎propelstudio‬ ‪#‎ArchitectsDesignBetterBuildings
This Sustainable Portland ADU combines a rustic cedar facade with innovative sustainable technologies in Portland, Oregon.
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This Accessory Dwelling Unit responds to the traditional craftsman aesthetic of the surrounding context.
‪#‎ADU‬ ‪#‎Portland‬ ‪#‎PropelStudio‬ ‪#‎Traditional‬ ‪#‎Craftsman‬ ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎design‬ ‪#‎building‬ ‪#‎architects‬ ‪#‎PDX‬
Traditional Craftsman ADU - The details all reference traditional Portland bungalows with their windows, siding, trim, railing and rafter tail details. Sustainable features include extra insulated walls and roof, locally sourced wood flooring, low flow fixtures and low VOC paint and adhesives.
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Propel Studio worked closely with the owner, Erica Swanson, to develop the interior architecture of this new tea cafe in NE Portland. The design aimed for a simple aesthetic with warm wood surfaces and a bright interior space.
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Architecture has a tremendous impact on the health of those who live in and use buildings. Investing in design can make your employees more productive (and your business more profitable), make students perform better in school, keep your family healthy and generally improve your day-to-day life. 

Rather than making design decisions based on upfront cost, it is important to take a holistic view on the impact design can have and value architects can provide over the lifespan of a building. 

#architects #architecture #design #health #buildings #sustainability #AIA #Portland #PDX #designingforhealth

+AIA Portland 

http://info.aia.org/AIArchitect/2014/1121/aia-interactive/index.html?utm_source=Lyris&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Health%3A+It%27s+Not+A+Typology&utm_term=aiarchitect&utm_content=1322277&mid=Health%3A+It%27s+Not+A+Typology&rid=17474261&sid=LyrisListManager&lid=aiarchitect
Designing for health is more than designing a single building. It's designing places that bring neighbors together, using color and texture to help students excel in the classroom, incorporating nature into the office, and inspiring movement. Designing for health is about enhancing the physical ...
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One of our dreams is to design a skatepark! We would like to see #Portland invest in more covered #skateparks which are free assets to the strong community of #skateboarders as well as other wheeled athletes. Propel Studio would be very excited to work with any organization towards that goal. Perhaps in Lents?

#skateoregon #skateboarding  Portland Parks & Recreation Lents Town Center Vans Tony Hawk 

http://architizer.com/blog/radical-design-5-sculptural-skate-parks-designed-by-architects/
The skate park emerges as an unexpected architectural typology.
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Our latest creative design was for the 2014 XOXO Festival, "An experimental festival celebrating independently-produced art and technology". The event took place Thursday-Sunday Sept. 11-14, 2014. We had a lot of fun on this design and enjoyed working with the festival creators, collaborators and fabricators.

+The Verge  #xoxofest  #architecture #design #maker

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/16/6240305/xoxo-festival-2014-portland-web
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417 SE 11th Ave Portland, OR 97214
417 Southeast 11th AvenueUSOregonPortland97214
(503) 479-5740propelstudio.com
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Propel Studio Architecture is a community oriented architecture, design, and development studio looking to work with creative, inspiring people and organizations. We look to the triple bottom line – environment, economics, and people – to create unique and inspiring solutions to design problems facing our city.

Propel Studio is a collaboration of multi-disciplinary, creative designers who are passionate about creating sustainable and beautiful architecture. Our designs respond to the context in which we build, integrating our buildings into each unique community, responding to climate, culture, and local materials. We work closely with our clients – listening to your needs, expectations and goals – to develop solutions that address program, context and budget. Propel Studio was founded with the idea that we could give back to our community by providing creative solutions to the built environment. We believe in creating socially responsible architecture that improves the places we live, work and play. With each project our studio explores the intricacies of the program, the unique aspects of each site and climate to develop a strong concept that we follow through the project’s completion. We work at all scales from small pavilions and homes, to neighborhood planning and commercial developments.

Propel Studio is a Portland Architecture firm and strive to make our projects give back to the larger community. 
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Ben Bowen
a year ago
Nick Mira contacted me to bid a landscape design he had executed. He provided me with the design, which was a very modern paver installation, and clear instructions. Nick responded quickly to any questions I had and did a nice job of handing the client and project over once we were chosen. I have worked with quite a few landscape designers, landscape architects, architects, and contractors- Nick and Propel Studio are top notch and I would not hesitate to recommend them in the future.
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Jan Mira
a year ago
Nick designed a wonderful addition our home.
An excellent architecture and design blog that has showcased our work and helped us spread awareness of our firm into the international world of architecture. We highly recommend you follow this blog to keep up to date with interesting trends in the design world. If you are an architect or designer you should send them an email with your creative projects and they do a great job highlighting it on their site. Keep up the great work Talkitect!
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The staff are amazing and work tirelessly to help architects and firms of all sizes. They have earned our utmost respect and admiration. Stop by the Center for Architecture for First Thursday gallery openings and check for upcoming events on the AIA Portland website.
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One of the best design firms in Portland and around the globe. They are constantly striving to create meaningful, timeless architecture through ever single project they work on. They never compromise good design regardless of project type, scale or budget.
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