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The form of this custom designed house responds to our clients wishes of an open, bright space while using sustainable design strategies.

#modernhouse #customresidential #pdx #portland #oregon #architecture #design #passivesolar #sunshades #ADU #accessorydwelling #dwelling #house #home #rendering #modern #modernresidence #architecturelovers 
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Our newest project, a modern sustainable house in southeast Portland, has just been posted to our website.

http://www.propelstudio.com/project/modern-residence/

‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎portland‬ ‪#‎pdx‬ ‪#‎customresidential‬ ‪#‎house‬ ‪#‎home‬ ‪#‎modernresidential‬ ‪#‎modernresidence‬ ‪#‎architecturelovers‬
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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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Completed photos of the Parklet we designed for Bamboo Sushi are up on our website. These are quick & fun projects that drastically improve our streetscape! Where our next Portland street seat go?!

#‎parklet‬ ‪#‎streetseat‬ ‪#‎portland‬ ‪#‎pdx‬ ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎urbanism‬ ‪#‎design‬ ‪#‎sushi‬ ‪#‎outdoorseating‬ ‪#‎streetscape‬ ‪#‎pedestrian‬ ‪#‎pavementtoparks‬ ‪#‎urbandesign‬ ‪#‎すし‬ ‪#‎歩行者‬ ‪#‎設計‬ ‪#‎アーキテクチャ‬ ‪#‎都市‬
The creative design of the Bamboo Sushi Parklet for Bamboo Sushi on Alberta Street offers outdoor seating and an eye-catching urban space in front of the new restaurant.
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Check out our latest Public Interest Design project in Cully Neighborhood in NE Portland:

http://www.propelstudio.com/project/sugar-shack-living-cully/ 

More information about the project and how you can help make it a reality: http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/neighborhood-coalition-redevelop-strip-club/ 

#publicinterestdesign   #publicarchitecture   #portland   #architecture   #community  
Propel Studio collaborated with non-profit community groups to develop an architectural master plan and concept renderings for the Living Cully project.
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Check out what project made the headline for the DJC! The Rosewood Initiative!!! http://djcoregon.com/

If you're not a member of DJC, lucky you! It's up on our website to view as well. Take a look! "A new design for SE Portland’s community center, providing solutions for our neighborhoods’ needs. With a cascading screen and warm lighting, spaces are comfortable and welcoming, a recipe for positive community changes." https://lnkd.in/eWpynRx ‪#‎RosewoodInitiative‬ ‪#‎ProBono‬ ‪#‎communitydesign‬ ‪#‎makinganarchidifference‬
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Check out the new Parklet that we designed for Bamboo Sushi in NE!

Collaborating with a local, sustainably focused sushi business, and a local fabricator we developed the design of this street seat to expand the sidewalk and introduce a safe and welcoming pedestrian environment. The installation adds 27 outdoor seats with table service for the restaurant. Our design balances the simple elegance of Japanese craft with the use of locally sourced and durable northwest materials. Natural wood, hardened steel, soft plants, and rounded river rock form the palate for the project.

This 45′ extra long street seat extends west from Bamboo Sushi on NE Alberta Street to reach the bike corral at the corner. The base is made from a simple cedar deck, weather sealed for durability. The tables rise up from the deck and cantilever out at various lengths and angles. The concept is to create a dynamic space that is unique, catches people’s attention, and draws them into the space.

#sushi #sitoutside #summereats #streetseats #parklet #bamboosushi

http://www.propelstudio.com/project/bamboo-sushi-parklet/
The creative design of the Bamboo Sushi Parklet for Bamboo Sushi on Alberta Street offers outdoor seating and an eye-catching urban space in front of the new restaurant.
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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. We thank the owners 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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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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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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