the complete city

Since 2015, the Portland Society for Architecture (PSA) has worked with Creative Portland, The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, The University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service, and the Center for Global Humanities at the University of New England to host community forums, design charrettes, and public lectures on a variety of relevant issues. Previous programming topics include The Challenge of Change: Are We Loving Portland to DeathThe Visioning Growth CharrettesThe Rising Tides Symposium, Shaping the Future of Portland, and Medicine + Design: Creating Healthier Cities.

The ‘Complete City’ is an expression that emerged out of this multi-year collaboration and focuses on creating dialogue about what makes a great place, neighborhood, city, and region.

Portland Society for Architecture

Our mission is to encourage innovation and vision in the built environment of Greater Portland through education, advocacy, and engagement with community members, design professionals, and civic leaders.