Diverse housing, affordable hosuing, and workforce housing are among Portland’s most pressing needs. Recent changes in the city’s ReCode initiative have expanded the potential for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to help meet those needs. So long as certain requirements can be met, Portland now allows the creation of up to two ADUs on any residential lot in the city.
The Portland Society for Architecture (PSA) would like to invite you to visualize and test the limits of Portland’s newly adopted building code regulating the construction of accessory dwelling units. The hope of PSA is that this competition will bring to light any overly restrictive rules in the current code as well as give inspiration to anyone looking to build an ADU
on their own property.
11” X 17”, 200 dpi (min), any orientation, .jpeg format
250 words (max), project title, indicate which site(s) your project addresses
Everyone is eligible to enter – designers, writers, artists, students, and the general public are all welcomed and encouraged to participate. Individual as well as team submissions will be accepted.
All projects will be displayed at www.thecompletecity.com and a list of winning entries will be posted on the website. PSA is also currently looking to partner with local organizations to build one of the winning entries!