Join us on June 25, 5:30-7:30pm for REFRESH @ UO Northeast Campus!

Our Summer Celebration

REFRESH is an annual mixer and jovial networking opportunity for design and building professionals, especially emerging individuals working to advance their career prospects, to enhance connections across the industry. Held at a different and architecturally exciting location each summer, the event brings together over 100 guests to learn about a stunning newly renovated, reimagined, or brand new project. Guests will learn more about what makes the project special from the designers and builders and mingle at AFO’s second largest annual event of the year.

Events have been held at the 1300 Broadway Building, the re-envisioned former home of The Oregonian; at Albina Yard, a leader in the use of cross-laminated timber; the renovated, historic Meier & Frank Building; the newly refreshed Providence Park stadium; the redesigned Adidas campus; The Reser, a new center for the arts; and the iconic Portland Building.


REFRESH @ UO Northeast Campus
June 25, 2024

Join us for REFRESH at the not-yet-open University of Oregon Northeast Campus in the Concordia neighborhood!

Enjoy a sneak peek and behind-the-scenes tour of the campus building renovations. The transformation is truly a slice of PNW design talent, with multiple firms involved in breathing new life into the university. Enjoy refreshments and networking with peers on the library and learning center patio and take optional tours through the reimagined buildings. This will surely be a REFRESH to remember!

About the Northeast Campus:
The University of Oregon purchased the Northeast campus in June 2022 as part of a generous gift by Connie and Steve Ballmer to establish The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health. The move to a new location is the next phase in the UO’s commitment to providing quality public higher education to the Portland region, dating back to the 1880s.

From graduate professional programs that have launched generations of leaders to creating a new profession of children’s behavioral health specialists, the UO brings together research, innovation and partnerships to directly impact and improve the livability of the region. With this campus, the student experience will be enhanced, academic and research programs will explore new possibilities, and alumni and community members will have a nearby place to stay connected to the UO.

REFRESH @ UO Northeast Campus

Tuesday, June 25
2800 NE Liberty St, Portland, 97211


AFO Members – $40
Non-AFO Members – $50
Emerging Professionals – $15
Emerging Professionals 5-pack – $60
Emerging Professionals 10-pack – $100

All funds raised by this event go toward supporting AFO, which includes programs such as Architects in Schools and multiple scholarships.

2024 Sponsors

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REFRESH@1320 (Andrea Lonas Photography)
REFRESH@1320 (Andrea Lonas Photography)
REFRESH@AlbinaYard (Nicole Weinstock Photography)
REFRESH@Meier&Frank (Nicole Weinstock Photography)
REFRESH@Meier&Frank (Nicole Weinstock Photography)
REFRESH@ProvidencePark (Ryan Johnson Photography)

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