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Design Week Portland Events

By Marisa Swenson, April 17, 2018

Design Week is upon us here in Portland and there are some interesting events going on around town that you will not want to miss. Here are a few of the events this week that highlight housing within the design world.

What is DWP?

Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems, and the economy.

 

Wednesday 4/18

 

Humanist and Regional Approaches to Healthy Housing and Places

 

Designing for Better Health, Energy and Flow

 

Homelessness is Not Normal

 

Thursday 4/19

 

Comfortable? Fabric and the Threshold of Shelter

 

From Good to Great

 

Re-designing a Life. From Nike Designer to Interior Design.

 

Friday 4/20

 

Ontologically Oriented Objects with Parsons & Charlesworth

 

Saturday 4/21

 

2018 AIA Portland Homes Tour

 

Portland Design and History Walking Tours

 

 

Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales

modernhomesportland.com

Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area. Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area. In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a REALTOR® seamless. She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo's Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year.  Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance. She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960's time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.
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