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Designed, fabricated and installed by Portland’s rhiza A+D (with support from PDC and Summit Group), this sculptural paean to the Port of Portland is composed of brushed aluminum and stainless steel.  Part aeronautic wing, part voluminous cloud, “Cloud Cavu” is formed around the experience of arriving and departing by plane […]

rhiza A+D, Hull properties, Elliott assoc. and SD Deacon corp. have joined forces with R.E.A.L. Prep Charter Academy’s Project Director, Site Director, the R.E.A.L. Prep Development Team and the architectural firm of Fletcher Farr Ayotte, Inc. to retrofit a 26,000 square foot building located in Portland’s Pearl District. With a […]

We have been working with PDW and PDC through a DOS (development Opportunity Services) grant to do master planning and space planning for a renovation of recent purchased 16,000 sf warehouse in NE Portland. With permits for occupancy and fire-life-safety now complete they will be moving into their new offices and ramping up production and sales of the cool bike gear they design !

We are excited to announce that we have been selected and our design accepted for a public art enhancement project at Trimet’s MAX Mt Hood stop in Cascade Station. We were asked to create a welcoming gateway for passengers arriving (and departing) on light rail to PDX Airport. Our concept developed by imagining an aviation engineer who is given the task of designing and building a cloud.

A series of 13 Rain Shelter Sculptures recall elements of earth, sky and vegetation within the enclosed brick walls of the new buildings courtyards. Emerging out of the interior landscapes, the sculptures visually soften the buildings rectilinear backdrop while allowing courtyard inhabitants to engage their surroundings at a tactile bodily […]

Just completed is new center for trauma recovery for Conexiones. Designed and constructed on a fast track (5 months), the realization was a team effort achieved through vision, perseverance, and sheer guts. Located at a gateway intersection to a neighborhood in transition and funded through grants and financing from the Portland Development Commission, the Center creates a multicultural locus for the health and support of a community.

Ten Tiny Dances – SINK: A collaborative dance performance with artist and dancer Anne Furfey. For the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) Time Based Art (TBA) Festival.

Americans for the Arts (AFTA), the nation’s leading arts advocacy organization, has recognized a Portland public artwork as one of the year’s 40 best. “Big Pipe Portal: Making the Invisible Visible,” by the interdisciplinary design group, rhiza A+D received the distinction at the annual AFTA Public Art Network conference held in Baltimore, MD, June 24-25.

Please join us for the annual Portland Art Museums fund raising ball. We have been asked to contribute to the evening with a set design / performance and invited dancer performance artist Linda Austin to collaborate with us on a piece entitled “Nunavut” – explores creating a personal and expressible architecture that can transform from – blanket, to suit, to hide, to roof and to a blossom.

Big Pipe Portal Public Art Celebration at 4299 N. Port Center Way*, Portland, Ore. – Music by The Bristlecones who will lead a parade to the sculpture @ 4:30 pm. – Tour the Swan Island Pump Station. Go 165 ft. underground to see the inner workings of the Big Pipe. […]

Portland, Ore. – (September 3rd, 2009) When October’s first snow falls on Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge will sport an eye-catching new visitors’ entrance designed by Portland’s rhiza A+D. The graceful reticulated structure, like a snowdrift blown against the National Historic Landmark’s massive masonry façade, will be assembled at the onset of each year’s snow season and disassembled the following spring.