Sleeping POD Initiative
Updated: Jul 31, 2019
Julie Baines of Salazar Architect Inc. participated in a Sleeping POD (partners on dwelling) design charette held by the Center for Public Interest Design at Mercy Corps on October 1. The sleeping pod initiative aims to provide new shelters to address homelessness, a prevalent issue in the city of Portland. In the design charette, advocates and design volunteers broke into tables to discuss basic needs and concerns. Through these discussions, design strategies were drawn up and presented at the end of the session. The hope is that drawings from the charette will be further developed into real designs the city can eventually use.