Designing for Loss, with Space for Joy

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AFO is pleased to introduce a new series of events that highlight the positive social impact of architecture in the community. This summer, explore three stellar nonprofit headquarters recently designed by Oregon architecture firms. You’ll have a chance to hear from each organization’s leader, learn about their missions and discover how the spaces were designed to enhance each unique vision. Tours, mingling and nibbles will follow.

The second event of the three part series:

How do you design for mourning and for joy?  How do you create spaces that help families deal with death? Join us at the internationally renowned Dougy Center to explore their specialized program of support and the safe spaces created to help facilitate the variety of ways children grieve.  Hear Brennan Wood and Donna Schuurman from The Dougy Center and Sarah Cantine from Scott|Edwards Architecture discuss the intricacies of creating a healing space for children dealing with loss.

Portland Design Pup Friends!  Enter discount code DINENDESIGNPUP for $10 off your ticket!!

About the Dine & Design Series
From May through September, guests enjoy a meal or drinks and find inspiration from some of Oregon’s most architecturally interesting places. These lively fundraiser events hosted by friends of AFO bring together colleagues and design enthusiasts to explore the best of the designed environment. Experiences range from intimate dinners to larger cocktails parties.

These events help AFO support Oregon’s quality of life and create awareness of our designed environments through education, inspiration and engagement. Dine & Design raises money to support the programs of AFO, including our vital Architects in Schools program which serves thousands of elementary students per year around Oregon.

About the Architecture Foundation of Oregon
The Architecture Foundation of Oregon supports Oregon’s quality of life and creates awareness of our designed environment through education, engagement and inspiration

AFO believes that all Oregonians benefit from thoughtful design in their homes, in their community and in the environment around them. Through dynamic programming such as our Architects in Schools and Civic Engagement Workshops, AFO works with community partners to share design’s role in shaping our future.

AFO partners with organizations across the state to connect communities with the power of design. By convening conversations and encouraging involvement, we empower people to embrace design as a tool to impact the future of Oregon for generations to come.

AFO embraces the special sense of place that makes Oregon a unique location. From honoring the people and organizations that define this place we call home to fostering the next generation of leaders and thinkers, we work to ensure that our built and natural environments inspire us to dream more, create more and do more.

Cover image courtesy Pete Eckert/AFO.

Event Detail

August 28, 2019 5:30 pm
August 28, 2019 7:30 pm


Architecture Foundation of Oregon - Dine & Design
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