COLLEGE HOUSING NORTHWEST PROVIDES BELOW MARKET RATE HOUSING TO STUDENTS IN PORTLAND AND CORVALLIS. it's an organization for students by students.

College Housing Northwest, CHNW asked me to assist them with two projects. The first was to create a portfolio of images using a participatory design process to gain insight on the most important aspects of the organization. The second was to design and facilitate their annual board retreat using design methodologies in a highly engaged manner. In the board retreat, we focused on designing harvest and creating activities that allowed the conversations and insights to be carried forward. 

For more information on CHNW visit: http://chnw.org/

Role: Designer, Facilitator, Photographer

Collaborators: CHNW Executive Director and Staff

The photography aspect of the project focused on capturing student portraits while showcasing important amenities, such as the package room. 

The photography aspect of the project focused on capturing student portraits while showcasing important amenities, such as the package room. 

A view from the Goose Hollow Tower into the courtyard for use on their new website. 

A view from the Goose Hollow Tower into the courtyard for use on their new website. 

Through the storytelling design process we found having a key fob for secure into the building was a key feature prospective residents should know about. 

Through the storytelling design process we found having a key fob for secure into the building was a key feature prospective residents should know about. 

For the board retreat, we designed a series of engagements to help the Executive Director and participants gain insight on high level questions the organization was working toward answering. We used a variety of templates to capture thoughts, ideas, and concerns.

For the board retreat, we designed a series of engagements to help the Executive Director and participants gain insight on high level questions the organization was working toward answering. We used a variety of templates to capture thoughts, ideas, and concerns.

In an effort to reduce the dependency on and complications of technology, staff members created a financial power point that I redrew onto a 4x8 foot sheet of paper. This allowed participants to see all of the information at once and for the ED to move back and forth through the numbers story.

In an effort to reduce the dependency on and complications of technology, staff members created a financial power point that I redrew onto a 4x8 foot sheet of paper. This allowed participants to see all of the information at once and for the ED to move back and forth through the numbers story.