Landscape Architect Megan Born joins PORT 

Megan Born joins PORT as a full partner, after 8 years at James Corner Field Operations in New York City where she led large-scale public realm projects in Seattle, New York and Minneapolis. Ms. Born will join Mr. Moddrell and Mr. Marcinkoski in leading PORT’s landscape and public realm work.

PORT initiates Wa$ted Market Research and Analysis Study for Archeworks in Chicago

In partnership with the Archeworks and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control, PORT has begun a full market analysis of the building material reuse ecosystem in Cook County. This effort will culminate in recommendations that combine physical interventions, policy recommendations, education and workforce development to expand the reuse marketplace in northern Illinois.


PORT continues work on Masterplan of Knoxville Battlefield Loop and begins Quarry Lake Project

In continued development of the Knoxville Battlefield Loop, the City of Knoxville identified Fort Dickerson Quarry Lake as a priority project within the Master Plan. Working for the Aslan Foundation and the City of Knoxville, in collaboration with Sanders Pace Architecture, PORT kicked off design and public engagement for increased access and new recreational amenities, with Phase 1 work targeted for completion in the Summer of 2017.

Christopher Marcinkoski lectures in Chicago and Megan Born to speak at the AIA Minnesota Convention

Mr. Marcinkoski presented "Speculative Urbanism and The City That Never Was," on Tuesday, October 25, as part of MAS Context’s 2016 Fall Talks series. Ms. Born will take part in a panel discusison, “Learning from Landscape Architects” as part of the 2016 AIA Minnesota convention.

PORT’s Christopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell present "What Defines a City?" at the Chicago Ideas Week Unlock Your Creativity in 90 Minutes or Less Event

As the Chicago Ideas Week Artist-in-Residence, Marcinkoski and Moddrell present a series of frameworks that guide how PORT Urbanism approaches urban design.
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November 18th, 2016
"The Thick City Pavilion” featured in World Landscape Architecture (LINK).

November 15th, 2016
“Chicago River Trail Action Plan connects Chicago with its river” : Architect’s Newspaper features PORT’s proposal to connect Chicago’s 606 across the North Branch, part of the Active Transportation Alliance’s recently released “Chicago River Trail Action Plan.” (LINK).

May 23rd, 2016
"Aerial photos of abandoned developments show what happens when cities grow too fast” on Tech Insider based on Chris Marcinkoski’s The City That Never Was(LINK).

May 19th, 2016
Chris Marcinkoski meets with the A2 class of architecture at the Universitá Mediterranea Di Reggio Calabria about his recent book, The City That Never Was(LINK).

May 5th, 2016
PORT’s Goose Island Vision 2025 featured in Curbed Chicago. (LINK).

April 10th, 2016
A short, but sweet review on Chris Marcinkoski's The City That Never Was by Geoff Manaugh on BLDGBLOG. (LINK).

April 4th, 2016
PORT co-founder Chris Marcinkoski's recent book, The City That Never Was, featured in "Good, Successful Urbanization Takes Time" by NextCity. (LINK).

March 23rd, 2016
Andrew Moddrell presents PORT's work as part of the Spring 2016 Archeworks lecture series. (LINK).

March 11th, 2016
PORT's Andrew Moddrell featured in the New City "Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2016." (LINK)

March 2nd, 2016
PORT co-founder Andrew Moddrell discusses the need for a vision to create opportunities out of the many challenges that exist with the South Works site on Chicago's southern lakefront. (LINK).

February 25th, 2016
PORT unveils the design development of the Main Ave Connector in a public presentation at the Aloft Cleveland Downtown hotel. (LINK).

February 16th, 2016
PORT co-founder Andrew Moddrell discusses The Big Shift on New City's podcast, "A Lot You Got To Holler, Episode 3: Immodest Proposals for Chicago's Lakefront." (LINK).

February 11th, 2016
PORT co-founder Chris Marcinkoski's recent book, The City That Never Was, discussed in The Huffington Post's article "There's A Lesson in Spain's Surreal, Unfinished Citieis." (LINK).

January 11th, 2016
Goose Island Vision 2025, developed through a collaboration between PORT and R2 Companies, is featured in Dezeen Magazine. (LINK).

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