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a blog about design in the rose city

AE Doyle's Benson Hotel, 1915 (Oregon Historical Society) BY BRIAN LIBBY DoCoMoMo Jingle & Mingle The Oregon chapter of DoCoMoMo, the international nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving 20th century modern architecture, invites friends and colleagues to this year-end holiday party...

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Sina Meier (left) with a Metropolitan Learning Center class (Opsis Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY Every architect has a story about when he or she first learned about the profession, or became inspired to design buildings for a living. Maybe it...

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Juror Elizabeth Whittaker (Merge Architects) BY BRIAN LIBBY Each year on the eve of the Portland Architecture Awards, the trio of jury members selecting the awards gather with an audience at the AIA's Center For Architecture to discuss their own...

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Beebe Skidmore's Swift headquarters (Swift) BY BRIAN LIBBY Beebe Skidmore Architects and Works Progress Architecture (formerly Works Partnership Architecture) took home the top-level Honor Award on Thursday night at the annual Portland Architecture Awards, given out by the local chapter...

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Garden House (Waechter Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY We are settling in for a long, dark, cold winter. And you know I'm not talking about the weather. Amidst our national crisis, maybe a few lectures and walking tours might seem trite...

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Nordia House (DiLoreto Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY In a recent column for the Portland Tribune, I wrote about my first visit to Nordia House, a home for the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation that opened last summer. Designed by DiLoreto Architecture with...

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An apartment building on SE Hawthorne Boulevard (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Hu Jie The Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University will host a lunchtime presentation by Professor Hu Jie, director of the Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design...

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Rendering of the Beard Market's proposed Morrison Bridge site (Snøhetta) BY BRIAN LIBBY Recently, wondering where things stood with the James Beard Public Market's ongoing efforts to raise money for a home at the west end of the Morrison Bridge,...

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John Wright (Wright Architecture) BY JENNIFER WRIGHT Architect John Wright is next in our Architect’s Questionnaire series highlighting local designers. John heads up Wright Architecture, a studio that focuses equally on residential and commercial projects. Growing up with a mechanical...

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Rothko Pavilion lobby rendering (Portland Art Museum) BY BRIAN LIBBY Last week the Portland Art Museum announced a major addition to its campus, one that will transform the visitor experience and change the way we look at its existing historic...

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Coca-Cola building, Kerns neighborhood (Buspass) BY BRIAN LIBBY Kerns neighborhood tour With the Banfield freeway (Interstate 84) to the north, East Burnside to the south and Sandy Boulevard cutting right through its center, the Kerns neighborhood offers a unique slice...

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Yard, Slate and (foreground) the Central Eastside Lofts (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY In a recent Portland Monthly article, Randy Gragg offered “six imperatives of Portland’s future,” a series of factors and strategies for dealing with the city’s massive population...

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Undated historic image of Milwaukie City Hall (City of Milwaukie) BY BRIAN LIBBY Heritage Barn Workshop Have you ever wondered what steps you need to take to restore a historic barn? Or how to fund a rehabilitation? Restore Oregon's 2016...

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Gantry crane at Zidell Marine Corporation (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Last week I happened to be meeting a friend for coffee in South Waterfront, at a bakery directly across the street from the Zidell Marine Corporation's barge-building facility. As...

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Eliot tower (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Each year Architect magazine, the official publication of the American Institute of Architects, publishes a list of the top 50 firms in the United States. And while Portland is only the 20th-largest metropolitan...

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Stained glass at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY As I arrived at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church on a recent weekday morning, the neighborhood seemed full of energy as well as change. I'd been a...

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Standard Insurance Center and Gilbert Building (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY How To Research The History Of Your House Ever wonder who lived in your house before you did, or what your house looked like originally? Historians Tibby O’Brien and...

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Cosmopolitan Tower from NW 10th Avenue (Jeremy Bittermann) BY BRIAN LIBBY Although Portland is growing and building in nearly every corner these days amidst a construction (and demolition) boom, in the 21st century no neighborhood has represented our city's transformation...

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"Case Work" (Portland Art Museum) BY BRIAN LIBBY Case Work: Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture This week brings the final days for this first comprehensive museum exhibition (which initially premiered at the Denver Art...

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FFA's Industrial Home building (Josh Partee) BY BRIAN LIBBY Over the course of its history, perhaps the most challenging moment an architecture firm faces is the transition from one generation of leaders to another. Often a firm is built around...

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A scene from Speculation Nation (NW Film Center) BY BRIAN LIBBY Before beginning my architecture-writing career a little over 15 years ago, I spent a number of years as a film critic, and the work of iconoclastic independent documentary and...

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Standard Insurance Center and Portland Building (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Resilience: Preparing for natural disasters with confidence Allison Pyrch, a geotechnical engineer with the group Salus Resilience, will be speaking about natural disasters relative to our region, assumptions, expectations,...

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1320 Broadway building rendering (Allied Works) BY BRIAN LIBBY About ten years ago, I began making trips to the Oregonian building on a regular basis while contributing freelance visual art reviews to the paper between about 2006 and 2009. Every...

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Agustin Enriquez V (GBD Architects) BY LUKE AREHART The latest installment in Portland Architecture's ongoing series of interviews with local architects about their backgrounds, careers and inspirations continues with Agustin Enriquez V, a principal at GBD Architects who last year...

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A.E. Doyle's US National Bank (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Design Camp Interested in learning about a career in architecture, digital arts, or product design? For one week each summer, the University of Oregon's White Stag Block hosts the annual...

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Framework, under construction at NW 10th & Glisan (Lever Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY This week Lever Architecture founder Thomas Robinson dropped by the Center For Architecture to speak with the Portland chapter of the American Institute of Architects' Committee on...

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Southeast Belmont Street (KPTV) BY BRIAN LIBBY Belmont-Sunnyside Neighborhood Tour Explore Southeast Portland's Sunnyside neighborhood along SE Belmont Street in this Architectural Heritage Center tour. The neighborhood, which has lately seen controversy as a building on Belmont's last contiguous block...

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Erica Dunn (Green Hammer) BY JENNIFER WRIGHT The latest installment in our series highlighting local architects introduces us to Erica Dunn, lead architect at Green Hammer. Serving as the design team manager and lead architect in this design-build firm, Erica...

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Commonwealth (Equitable) Building, Portland (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Downtown Portland's North End And Chinatown Tour This Architectural Heritage Center tour explores the abundant architectural and cultural history in the downtown neighborhood wedged between Old Town and the Pearl District....

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Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY The National Trust for Historic Preservation yesterday named Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum its newest National Treasure—the first to obtain the designation in the city. The National Trust selected the iconic arena for...

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