Portland Interior Design Faculty and Students Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
October 24, 2016
Recently, interior design students and faculty from The Art Institute of Portland volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity Build Day at the Gilsan Gardens development. The volunteers spent the day building and learning about advanced construction techniques. Six houses were built for low-income refugee families in Portland, Oregon. The students and instructors installed acoustic insulation, aided in framing the walls, prepped exterior siding, prepped for painting, and caulked outlets to prevent air leakage.
The Glisan Gardens development will consist of 25 sustainably built homes located at the corner of Northeast 165th Avenue and Glisan Street. He homes were designed with the assistance of Ankrom Moison Architects, Inc. The City of Gresham helped Habitat for Humanity to purchase a 1.64-acre parcel of land on which to build the homes.