Wy’East Plaza is REACH CDC’s new affordable housing community in East Portland. With a project goal of creating an inclusive gathering space for the local community, Shapiro Didway designed a welcoming, accessible, and sustainable courtyard. Courtyard components include versatile seating, a rainwater harvesting system, walking paths, accessible raised garden planters, sheltered bike parking, and a nature play feature. The various components within the courtyard provide flexibility and interest, accommodating group gatherings and moments of solitude.
Lead Firm: Ankrom Moisan Architects