A Disposable Theatre

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts (PICA) needed a temporary theatre for its second annual international arts festival — Time-Based Art — last fall, so it called upon BOORA Architects, who could spend no more than $10,000, plus the theatre was to be housed in an empty warehouse.

While the budget and the locale were both challenges, Michael Tingley, principal in charge and lead architect, BOORA, says that the builders were not exactly skilled labor; they were local volunteers

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