City Repair: Portland Residents Create Community Through Green Building

An architect and corporate refugee, Mark Lakeman helped his neighbors build community using nothing more than mud and paint. Now, many other Portland, Oregon, neighborhoods are following suit.

Lying organically among homes in a Portland neighborhood, Mark Lakeman’s Solar Sanctuary connects people to each other and to their environment. Lakeman has traveled the globe in his dedication to learning about public spaces and com­munity gathering.
Photo By Susan Seubert