Catch us at Design Week Portland!

by | April 3, 2019 0 News + Announcements

The 8th annual Design Week Portland is next week, and again this year you can find our thinkers and designers in the mix of fantastic exhibits, discussions, parties and open houses across town. We hope to see you at the following events, so register now, before they fill up.

And don’t forget to tag us @seraarchitects!

Gauri Rajbaidya (top) and Travis Dang



Diversity in Design: Storytelling Mixer

Extending their reach to the larger Portland community, Diversity in Design is group of professionals of color who came together to build each other’s networks and support their individual career paths. Panelists at this event include SERA’s architects Gauri Rajbaidya and Travis Dang, who will share stories about their experiences in the profession. Stories by all panelists will focus on an uplifting message, highlighting personal triumphs and projects that have made a positive impact on the speakers, to society or to local communities of color.

6 – 8:30 pm
$5 for students/$10 for professionals. Register here.


Big Canvas: The Art of Commercial Design

Courtney Laird

SERA interior designer Courtney Laird will join creatives from GBD, Geremia Design and Rapt Studios, speaking to her experience balancing sustainability, creativity and functionality in successful hospitality projects like AC Hotel Portland and Hyatt House Portland. This event is presented by Kush Rugs.

6 – 8 pm
Free. Register here.



Destructive Idealism: Rethinking Resilient Systems

Tim Smith (top) and Matt Piccone

Our built environment is the product of generations of ideas and values layered upon one another, but recent generations have held ideals that are incompatible with the sustainable lifestyles we must lead today. Building social, economic, and environmental resilience in our communities requires that we revisit our visions, overthrow existing norms, and take deliberate action.

SERA Principal Tim Smith and associate Matt Piccone join a paneled discussion challenging participants to rethink resilience in both their disciplines and lifestyles – bringing different perspectives that may seem incompatible into coherence. Organized by the University of Oregon’s Ecological Design Center.

10 – 11:30 am
Free. Register here.

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