Anything but Ordinary: Extraordinary Playscapes Opening Reception

Playground Passport exhibit beacon outside The Fields Park play area

Playground Passport exhibit beacon outside The Fields Park play area

O|CB joined the Design Museum Foundation in Portland to celebrate the opening of their latest exhibition.

On October 6th, O|CB’s Jorge Abich joined over a hundred guests for the opening of Extraordinary Playscapes at Pacific Northwest College of the Arts.  

Extraordinary Playscapes is the Design Museum Foundation’s national exhibition and education program, exploring the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital free play is to childhood development, thriving communities, and social equity. Attendees were encouraged to sit, play, and interact with over 40 international playgrounds, drawings, models, installations, and more. Each of these featured displays highlight advancements in the design and creation of active playscapes around the world.

We were proud to have our project, The Fields Park, featured in the Playground Passport, a guide to Portland parks that exemplify successful and innovative playgrounds. Steve Koch, our local landscape architect for the project, joined us at the opening reception. Special thanks to Sam Aquillano and his staff at the Design Museum for producing such a wonderful event, and to Gary Datka of Portland Parks & Recreation for recommending The Fields Park for inclusion. For more photos from the opening reception, click the gallery at left.

The exhibition is on view at the Pacific Northwest College of Art through December 17. Check out the Design Museum Foundation and PNCA for the latest information on future events - we hear the exhibit is traveling to San Francisco soon!

Extraordinary Playscapes 
Exhibit through December 17
Open daily 9am – 8pm

Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 NW Broadway Portland, OR 97209