N Portland, Oregon | 2000-present
This highly challenging project has exceeded all expectations in its success as a self-help model for solutions to homelessness. Our work has been to facilitate design dialogues and to reflect the emerging design concepts generated in the Village by its social culture. We encourage the villagers to think of themselves in broader terms, which has helped them to arrive at a vision in which Dignity becomes a self-sustaining prototype for ecological and social sustainability. We have also led hands-on construction processes at the Village.