02/27 - 03/04/16
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (EDT)


  • Cully Grove
  • 4745 – 4805 NE Going St
  • Portland
  • OR


Join GSD alumni + friends for a tour of the green co-operatively-governed community Cully Grove in Portland, OR led by Eli Spevak LF’14. As the founder of development and general contracting company Orange Splot LLC, and Co-Developer and Construction Manager at Cully Grove, Eli playfully pioneers new models of community-oriented, affordable, green housing. 

This event is hosted by Alumni Council Member Nancy Cheng MArch ’90,  associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon.

Event Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 11am
Location: 4745 – 4805 NE Going St,  Portland, OR 97218

After touring the community, there is the option for the group to purchase lunch at nearby Pizza Jerk and Rose’s Ice Cream.

About Eli Spevak
Eli Spevak’s development and general contracting company Orange Splot LLC has pioneered new models of community-oriented, affordable, green housing in Portland, Oregon, through a blend of accessory dwelling units, renovated single family homes, detached bedrooms, refurbished apartments, and new multi-family construction. Before striking out on his own, he worked for over a decade in the nonprofit sector managing the finance and construction of affordable housing. On the side, Spevak engages in policy and advocacy work to remove regulatory & financing barriers to space-efficient housing. He also spreads the word about accessory dwelling units through bike tours of tiny homes and

For any questions, please contact Nancy Cheng at [email protected]