June 6, 2013
We were thrilled to learn this morning that Bud Clark Commons has been named the 2013 Residential Architect Design Awards Project of the Year!
Residential Architect is published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Last year, Bud Clark Commons was awarded the AIA's "Creating Community Connections" award.
The unique eight-story building was designed by Holst Architecture. Named for former Portland Mayor Bud Clark, the Commons provide a continuum of services. Our community partners Transition Projects and Home Forward provide access to healthcare, shelter, and counseling to help homeless people transition from the vulnerability of the streets to a more permanent home. It includes a walk-in day center with access to services, a temporary shelter with 90 beds for homeless men, and 130 efficient, studio apartments for very low-income individuals.
Bud Clark Commons creates pathways to self-sufficiency for people without a place to call home. Being named "Project of the Year" is a tremendous honor. The City and the design team at Holst Architecture have proven that design and function are not mutually exclusive.