Luuwit Park

Client: Portland Parks and Recreation

Location: Portland, Oregon

Completion Date: 2017


2018 Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon Top Projects | Public Spaces Category 

2019 The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies | The American Architecture Award for 2019.

Skylab Architecture alongside Studio worked in close collaboration with Portland Parks to create a 16 acre park in a neighborhood of NE Portland long underserved by adequate park space.

The park’s program elements were developed in coordination with area residents through a series of public open houses and ongoing meetings with the project’s Design Advisory Group. The park’s development will introduce a wide range of new activities onto the site including a community amphitheater, picnic shelter and restroom, off leash dog area, a large community playground, interactive water feature, parking areas, walking paths, and community garden. The folded angular forms are influenced by the triangulated peaks of the surrounding mountains, Native American plank houses, and river fishing platforms.