VOZ - unbuilt

Project Description

Located in SE Portland, OR the proposal creates a space to act as a "beacon" to attract day laborers both for the benefit of the laborers and the City of Portland.  The mixed use center caters to the laborers with a job center, retail space, and an interior courtyard on the first floor and educational center and administrative offices on the second and third floors.  A vegetated wall mediates the indoor / outdoor environment with natural materials.


  1. View of main entry from HWY 99 (Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd)
  2. MLK Blvd street front with main entrance in foreground and cafe seating beyond
  3. Interior parking / courtyard
  4. "Beacon" detail of NW corner
  5. Diagrammatic conceptual site plan
  6. First Floor plan diagram