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August 2015
   August 26, 2015

On Monday, a group from the Architecture department at Otak took a trip to see the nearly completed MET Community & Educational Center. The project features a large community pool, K-12 classrooms, a gymnasium and worship space, as well as a smaller community meeting room and administrative offices. The project was designed around a large existing tree that was able to be preserved.  As with a community funded project, many of the interior finishes were sourced within the community, donated or otherwise.

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The Muslim Educational Trust (MET) was founded in 1993 with a mission to serve and bring the community together through Education, Outreach, Scholarship, and Recreation and to enrich the public’s understanding and dispel common myths and stereotypes about Islam. MET seeks to serve the growing Muslim community’s educational, social, and spiritual needs in order to develop generations of proud and committed Muslims who will lead our community to the forefront of bridge-building dialogue, faith-based community service, and stewardship of Earth and humanity.

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   August 24, 2015

Fifteen Otakians came out to defend their Kickball Without Borders championship title on Saturday, August 22nd at Glen Haven Park in Portland. After an undefeated morning, a great barbeque, and raffle, team “Shark Otak” came in second to a very deserving team with a final score of 2-3. Otak joined 13 other local A&E firms to raise money for the Portland Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, who currently have projects in Haiti, Ecuador, Honduras, and Tanzania.

 

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   August 24, 2015

Earlier this month, Greg Laird (Otak Principal and Water Resource Engineer) hosted the Redmond, Washington, office picnic at his house and farm. The weather was beautiful, and Greg and his wife, Cathy, provided lots of fun for kids and adults of all ages. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and drinks! We thank Greg and Cathy for the fun-filled day!

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   August 21, 2015

Two breweries have released a special beer with the proceeds being donated to help fund the Bend Whitewater Park project that Otak designed and is nearing the end of construction.

 

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   August 17, 2015

Otak’s Portland staff celebrated the summer last week at Punch Bowl Social! We enjoyed complimentary food and drinks while playing darts, ping pong, Skee ball, and bowling. The real highlight came when a few of our talented singers took over the karaoke machine and rocked the mic. We can’t wait for the next performance from our musically talented – and musically well-intentioned – staff!

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   August 14, 2015

Congratulations to Otak’s Underdog Sports League Kickball Team on winning the Kickball Championship! Otak won the Underdog Sports League Volleyball Championship earlier this year, so this is our second Underdog Sports League Championship in 2015 so far.  Let’s hope our winning streak continues!

 

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