Dharma Rain Zen Center - Householder Refuge
Schemata Workshop has been working with members of the Dharma Rain Zen Center to develop the Householders Refuge – a new cohousing community in Northeast Portland. The 30-unit community will have a large Common House and direct access to their new Temple Complex (currently being planned by Michael Howells Architect). The site is a former landfill with a heavy clay cap and the community has a high value towards sustainability. Schemata Workshop will work closely with the future residents to reconcile the challenges of constructing over a landfill while helping them achieve their Petal Recognition for the Living Building Challenge.