MicroBlok - modular housing prototype for homeless

Stuart co-designed (@ Blokable)

Kah San Chako Haws - modular affordable housing

(Stuart designed and co-developed)

Simone Hotel - housing for homeless

(Stuart, project architect w/ Koning Eizenberg)

Stuart talking to residents of Kah San Chako Haws

'this is why I do housing'

Woodlawn Triangle - Stuart planned

(with Bureau of Planning, PBOT)

Portland Downtown Waterfront - Stuart planned

(with PDC/Prosper Portland; Bureau of Planning, PBOT)

Rockwood - Stuart planned

 

Division Street - Stuart planned

 

Stuart and Will Emmons at Hug Point

on Eagle Creek Trail, 2015

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Our rapid growth, and all the issues and challenges brought on as a result, especially calls for an architect and urban planner to be on City Council. Someone from the private sector who has worked on many city projects and has an in depth knowledge of what can be done better. Someone who understands how a city works, how all the parts work together. Someone who knows how its citizens can work together to make a city that is more livable, more equitable, more sustainable. Someone who can listen, build consensus and make things happen. It's not just about filling potholes, it's not just about beautiful parks - it's both.

 

Someone who knows housing better than almost anyone who has been on City Council. I have been working on housing for my whole career. I've designed homeless housing and shelters, affordable housing and market rate housing, and I have an in-depth knowledge of how to bring people together, cut through the red tape,  and make housing happen.

 

My goal is to make huge progress housing our homeless, and provide Portlanders much more housing that is affordable and in great neighborhoods.

 

My recent modular MicroBlok design for homeless residents was the culmination of years of research and experiences from past projects. The design also came from feedback from people who are homeless, and people who develop homeless housing. I believe innovation is the best way to house more people - and my design for Kah San Chako Haws was intended to lower unit cost and deliver affordable housing faster. At the beginning of my career I was the lead designer for the Simone Hotel, the first new homeless housing project in LA for a generation. It won a national AIA award for design excellence. I know how to make homeless and affordable housing happen.

 

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I have lived in many cities, some that were car dependent (LA), some where transit is faster than driving (NYC). I came to Portland in 1976 from Philadelphia as a woodworker, attended PSU 1979-1981, went away in 1982 to go to Pratt Institute (B. Arch. 1986) and Harvard University (M. Arch. 1988). I worked in NYC and LA before returning with my family in 1995. I started my architecture and planning firm in 1997 in my basement and it grew from there. My son, Will, 22, is a Portland Public School graduate, and graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2016.

 

 

I will bring a needed skillset to City Hall: starting with housing expertise and expertise in community based solutions. I listen. I have a reputation for finding common ground and being effective. Even though I'm not from government, I know how to get things done in City Hall after years of working with the city on projects. My real world experience, creative problem solving abilities, and ability to listen and bring people together is well-known. I will be an engine for action to help cut through the red tape in Portland City Hall.

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Stuart and Rey EspaƱa with Golden Hammer award for excellence in affordable housing for their Kah San Chako Haws project. 2013

Stuart with Nate H's family and friends, 2015

Stuart with 4th & 5th Graders at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Stuart and Nate at Nate H's coming home party, 2015

Stuart biking 'the loop', 2015

on bike ride @ Sellwood Bridge

Stuart collaborating with Communities of Color team on project for 42nd and Killingsworth, 2006

Stuart with Jason Trombley, 2015

Stuart at the Fire 27 opening, 2006

Stuart collaborating with Delta House members, 2002

Stuart (on left) with Sam Bush, 1978

Stuart cutting dovetails, 1972

Stuart in his woodshop, 1979