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Laura’s Place

Central City Concern is a non-profit serving single adults and families in the Portland, Oregon metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. Founded in 1979, the agency has developed a comprehensive continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services including healthcare, recovery and employment.

Laura’s Place is a supportive transitional housing facility for women who have graduated from Central City Concern’s Letty Owings Center. The in-patient treatment facility also provides health services to pregnant or parenting women;  the communal home offers mothers who have successfully completed their treatment programs the chance to take their next step and translate new skills to everyday life.  Laura’s Place serves an average of 16 women and 16 children every year, helping each family to learn the necessary life, budgeting and rental skills required to secure and maintain a permanent home.

In 2015, Laura’s Place  underwent a renovation to expand the home’s capacity by 30% by adding two housing units, improve the communal areas in the home, and increase the safety and security of the home. Architecture Building Culture designed the facility’s improvements and specified Innotech products for the addition.

“We chose Innotech windows and doors for Laura’s Place because no other products provide the same level of design, quality and performance,” said Brian Cavanaugh, Principal and Co-Founder of Architecture Building Culture. “Innotech was a great partner for this project!”

Innotech is proud to support Central City Concern in their mission to provide safe housing solutions for families in need. Innotech donated  4 windows, 3 Terrace Swing Doors and the window and door coverings for the expansion and improvement of Laura’s Place. All windows and doors were built with double glazed laminated glass by Cardinal Glass Industries. Featuring our Hybrid Framing System and Defender Hardware System, our windows and doors  will help provide a safe and comfortable home for the women and children residing at Laura’s Place.

Awards & Honours

2017 Significant Design Contribution Award, AIA Portland Architecture Awards
2017 Gray Awards Finalist, Gray Magazine
2017 Merit Award – Small Project Category, AIA Portland Architecture Awards
2017 Small Project Award, The American Institute of Architects
2016 Citation Award, AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Awards