Carleton Hart has promoted Michelle Black to Principal. An integral part of Carleton Hart since 2016, Michelle’s 18 years of experience includes historic restoration, rehabilitation, and new construction, ranging from affordable housing to public facilities. Michelle has distinguished herself as a leader in affordable housing and community-based design work; work that is deeply influenced by her life-long commitment to social activism. This promotion honors not only her architectural accomplishments and excellence in client services, but also her dedication to mentoring staff and promoting equity both in the firm and in the wider profession. As the CHA Innovation Lab Director, Michelle researches a wide variety of topics looking to make links between often seemingly disparate items and find new ways to solve old problems. Michelle is a graduate of University of Kansas. In addition to being a member of the AIA, Michelle is a member of the Social Economic Environmental Design Network (SEED) and is a Certified Passive House Designer. Congratulations Michelle! Cheers!
The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission named The Buck Prager its Project of the Year! In their statement, the PHLC noted that “Saving Buck Prager honors important values Portland citizens hold dear. Historic Preservation, Equity, and Sustainability are underlying programmatic requirements for this development. Great cities are places with social and economic diversity within neighborhoods. For successfully achieving so many goals of Portland’s Comp 35 Plan, the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission presents the Buck Prager Building as our project of the year - a fitting honor for its 100th birthday. The PHLC acknowledges Carleton Hart Architecture and Northwest Housing Alternatives for their hard work and contribution to the Alphabet Historic District and the City of Portland.”
CHA is deeply honored to be working on this project for Northwest Housing Alternatives to bring affordable housing to the Alphabet District in NW Portland.
What a great day for a groundbreaking! Nesika Illahee broke ground in the Cully neighborhood today. A partnership with NAYA Generations and NARA, this new development designed by CHA will provide 59 new affordable housing units and resident services.Read More
The firm went on a site visit to see the progress of Woodie Guthrie Place. The project was just topping out with framing and ramping up with the MEP and building envelope trades.Read More
Affordable housing development for displaced residents opens in NE Portland.Read More