Treeline Village Wins GRAY Award in the "Design for Good" Category

December 01, 2017

© Dylan VanWeelden

We’re so happy to announce that the Treeline Village is a winner in the inaugural Gray Magazine design awards, in the Design for Good category!

For the last four years, PSU School of Architecture’s Diversion Studio has designed and built a stage for the Pickathon Music Festival, with a goal of diverting material waste when deconstructed after the festival.

This year, the studio had a new, more radical idea: use the materials from the stage to build sleeping pods for the homeless. After the festival, the stage was deconstructed, the towers disassembled, and the trusses packaged into kits that formed 30 sleeping pods, destined for villages in the City of Portland and Clackamas County, Oregon.

See all of the GRAY Award winners here.