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PSU students go green in Pearl

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Before designing a building in the Pearl District, Jamie Tausen studied the site and created an artifact.

DJC Oregon Website Screenshot“The artifact was used to explain our site concept, which we discovered in the site analysis,” said Tausen, a third-year architecture student at Portland State University. “Mine was a window into the historical continuum and the layers that make the Pearl what it is – the old, the malleable and the new – and everything that connects them together. Then on top there was room for a new layer in the Pearl, which was where my sustainable day-care center comes in.”

Her Pearl District building was an assignment for a hypothetical building that was the centerpiece of a design studio at PSU. Tausen and other architecture students recently presented their building designs to professors and design professionals at a critique hosted by Mahlum Architects. Jason Jones, an architect at Mahlum and adjunct architecture professor at PSU, said he invited designers and sustainability experts from around Portland to the critique. [Read full article]

By Sam Bennett,

DJC Oregon - June 23, 2008

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