Probably one of the projects I was most excited about this year was the photography for YGH‘s PSU’s Academic and Student Recreation Center. Last year I was commissioned to a night time exterior . You can see it here. This year we put together a full photo shoot of the entire facility.
On our scout day, we spoke with a number of the buildings patron’s and employees and they all raved about the spaces and thanked the architects for doing the incredible job they did. All the spaces have a significant connection to the outside as well as to adjacent spaces. While running on a treadmill or on a stationary bike you can see down into the weight room, through to the pool area and out into the courtyard and turn around and see the climbing facility. It’s obvious that a main theme was the fusion of these programatic elements and their relationship to the downtown Portland context.
Big thanks and congrats to the team over at YGH and for the staff at the ASRC for being so accommodating and helpful. I look forward to collaborating with you all again!