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Outside In Outreach Center

This is a Project. It was architect: Clark/Kjos Architects and landscape architect: Bramare and graphic design by Mayer/Reed and created by Michael Hensley and made for (as the client) Outside In. It is dated 1999–2002.

The Outside In Outreach Center—one of the country’s first community health clinics to provide free medical care for “alienated youth” living on Portland’s streets—consolidates medical and youth services into one building. Design goals—to promote the dignity of individuals, welcome disenfranchised youth, and provide safe refuge—informed the building’s energetic and open form. Workshops, including youth just off the streets who painted and collaged their ideas, called for an “open and safe” building “with a sense of humor” helped shape Seattle-based Clark/Kjos Architects’ design.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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