• competition, urban, concept, bridges, Portland

    This is our entry for “Stitch: an AIA Portland Ideas Competition” to lid I-405 and connect Downtown Portland Oregon to their Stadium District. chadbourne + doss architects won First Place.

  • skateboard, park, community, city, design

    Instead of a continuous “lid,” the proposal is to program 5 existing bridges with a different activity. The Salmon Street Bridge gets a skate park.

  • natatorium, urban planning, PNW, swimming, PDX

    The Taylor Street bridge has an elevated public swimming pool suspended above it.

  • running, track, competition, freeway, urban

    The Yamhill Street overpass has a running track that celebrates pedestrian circulation above the freeway.

  • bicycle, portlandia, active life, velodrome, architect

    The bridge at Morrison Street serves as an armature that supports a velodrome which connects in with existing bike paths.

  • five bridges climbing walls

    Climbing walls are proposed for this intersection over the freeway that rewards the adventurous with unique views of the City.


The first prize submission to a competition reclaiming urban space