Grant Warehouse

mixed-use, affordable housing design and community workshop process

As an Adjunct Professor, Alex Salazar led a team of 11 Portland State University (PSU) students through a community workshop design process, delivering professional services to our community partner, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI). Students designed mixed-use affordable housing on the one-acre Grant Warehouse site and studied the impact of gentrification and displacement along MLK Blvd. in NE Portland.


The course was structured with:

Readings, lectures and discussions

Site visits to affordable housing

Group research projects

In studio mock charrette

Community charrette with PCRI

Mid term anf final pin up critique of independent design work, with local Portland architects

Final report / public document issued to PCRI and the Portland Housing Bureau

Location: Portland, Oregon

Client: Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives

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