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In Detail: COTE winner Bud Clark Commons, by @Holst_Arch.

In Detail: COTE winner Bud Clark Commons, by @Holst_Arch.

Bud Clark Commons. Credit: Sally Schoolmaster Continuing our coverage of the 2014 AIA COTE Top Ten green projects, this article is part of a series of 10 pieces that examine a specific, defining design challenge or innovation of each of this year's winners. Sustainability is typically defined by the three aspects of environment, economy, and social equity. But the last of this trio, social equity, tends to be left out in the cold, especially when it comes to affordable housing. Plans for the Bud Clark Commons homeless center in Portland, Ore., however, gave social equity a prominent position in the design scheme. In fact, the project’s high visibility at the edge of two city center districts brings a spotlight to the city’s dedication to end homelessness. Holst Architecture balanced a spectrum of separate services on the site and fostered community with spaces that promote...

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