Snøhetta: People, Process, Projects


  • The Center for Architecture 403 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States

The Center for Architecture is proud to host the first full-scale exhibition of Snøhetta’s work in the US. Designed, built, and curated by the designers themselves, Snøhetta: People, Process, Projects invites visitors behind the scenes of the office’s culture and design philosophy. First created in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen in Summer 2015, the exhibition will open on April 17, 2016 to kick off Design Week Portland.

The exhibition allows visitors to step inside, interact with, and explore Snøhetta. Join us at the lunch table or inside the workshop, where 3D prototyping and traditional craftsmanship drive conversations and exploration of new forms. Learn about how Snøhetta is designing the world’s foremost net-zero energy buildings that will produce more energy over the course of their lifetime than they use.

Snøhetta’s creative process begins with human interaction. All of the studio’s work strives to enhance our sense of place, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether natural or human-made.

Named People, Process, Projects for its uniquely social focus, the exhibition will engage visitors directly in the studio’s social and collaborative approach.

Snøhetta’s upcoming projects on the West Coast of the US include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion, the James Beard Public Market in Portland, the Willamette Falls Riverwalk in Oregon City, and The French Laundry Kitchen Expansion in Youtville, California, among many others.

Exhibit open 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday