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Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities

Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities, from Design Museum Portland, is a design challenge culminating in a public, outdoor exhibition that celebrates local and international design talent, civic innovation, and sustainability. Participants from around the world were asked to reimagine the public bench. Entries were submitted from 6 continents, 24 countries, and 22 U.S. states for a chance to be one of 15 Semi-Finalist chosen designs to be fabricated and installed around the World… Read More

Looking Back at Design Week Portland

Throwing it back to last month! We love April, cause that means Design Week Portland is back! Design Week Portland’s (DWPDX) week-long festival was filled with incredible opportunities to celebrate Portland’s design community, to support each other’s craft, and to learn and grow in the knowledge of design by exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. ACME was psyched to be involved with DWPDX for the third year in a row!… Read More

Nike Maxims, Larger Than Life

The Nike Maxims, larger than life! Just over a month ago, the ACME team embarked on crafting life-size 3D letters like none other. The letters were created for the roll-out of Nike’s 5 Maxims, displayed at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR for all to see. A total of 80 letters were created, each varying in size from 3’ to 5’ tall with the 5 phrases towering at nearly 10’ high and spreading across 28’…. Read More

Multnomah Village Apartments

Earlier this year ACME built and installed significant custom pieces for the Multnomah Village Apartments in Portland, OR. Our goal was to bring the creative to life through detailed custom craftsmanship, in order to aid in creating an inviting custom common area for this new high-end apartment complex. In order to achieve our goal, in-house creativity and detail were key to the production of this space. We spent significant time with VIDA Design, the designer… Read More

The Big Hero Gala, Oh What a Night!

Oh, what a night! In January, ACME had the honor of partnering with Big Brother Big Sister Columbia NorthWest (BBBS NorthWest) in the design and fabrication of their Big Hero Gala. The Big Hero Gala is the biggest annual fundraiser in support of their organization, and their efforts to mentor children facing adversity. The night was incredibly moving from the outpouring of generosity from the Portland community in attendance, to the stories told throughout the… Read More

Lite Brite, The Next Generation

ACME had a blast participating in Portland Winter Light Festival (PDXWLF) this past weekend with our Lite Brite Remastered installation! PDXWLF is Portland’s premier outdoor winter arts event that transforms, illuminates, and animates the nighttime landscape. The event is designed to inspire both adults and kids through the combination of art and technology. This year they did just that, with more than 100 artists and organizations featured, including ACME! After hearing the theme was “The… Read More

A BIG Start to 2018

ACME couldn’t be more excited to start 2018 off with a BIG bang! Having just completed our 25th year in business, we are stepping into the new year with gratitude and continuing as a company to seek out opportunities that support our local community, and those that invest in and fight for those that will be leading the future. Having that in mind, ACME is honored to have been chosen to partner with Big Brother… Read More

A Time to Give Back

At ACME, something we love about the holidays is the opportunity to spread cheer and give back to our local community! We partnered again this year with our neighbors in NE Portland, the local non-profit Hacienda CDC, through a children’s winter clothing drive hosted at our offices throughout the holiday season. Hacienda CDC is a Latino Community Development Corporation that strengthens families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement, and educational opportunities. Recently featured… Read More

Homegrown Athletes x2

Back in March 2017, the Portland Trailblazers and Fred Meyer Stores unveiled their salute to Homegrown Athletes at the Moda Center in Portland, OR. It was a symbol of the newly-expanded partnership between the the Portland Trail Blazers and Fred Meyer Stores. ACME was awarded this design-build project, and the opportunity to bring their concept to fruition. Flash forward to October 2017, the Portland Trailblazers and Fred Meyer Stores teamed up for a second installation… Read More

Happy Holidays from ACME

One of the greatest joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and to wish you the very best in the coming year. As we near the holiday season we begin to reflect over the past year, and we pause with gratefulness for all that 2017 brought to ACME. We are incredibly grateful for our dedicated team, and their hard work and perseverance through both success and challenge. We know that… Read More