drawing by Stuart Emmons, 2001

It was right after 9/11, a weekend, and I canceled all the events we were supposed to go to. We were a new small firm in Portland, recommended by a friend to a well known Portland developer, who also asked two large established firms to submit ideas for North Macadam. It was a troubling time, the debris at the World Trade Center was still being sifted through, and I found drawing the right thing to do for me.

This was the concept drawing I made that weekend.

Early the next week, I got a phone call I'll never forget. We were selected to design the Master Plan of Portland's largest development in decades.

Stuart Emmons

drawing by Stuart Emmons, 2001

drawing by Stuart Emmons, June 3, 2002