The SALT Institute
The SALT Institute for documentary studies is a college level program that focuses on Documentary Photography, Writing and Radio Journalism. SMRT was designed a new space for the SALT Institute's move to the heart of the Art's District in Portland. The space is designed around narrative and allegory and features a large auditorium and gallery at the street front and several classrooms to the rear. Administrative offices feature translucent walls to
maximize natural light. SMRT has worked to capture and preserve SALT's eclectic nature and fascination with storytelling as well as creating a space that conveys an open message that the public is welcome. SALT is designed to meet LEED CI certification.