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a blog about design in the rose city

Broadway and Fremont bridges (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY "They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway," the old song goes, referring to another more famous Broadway, in New York City. "They say there's always magic in the air."...

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Rocky Butte Park (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Margarita Jover: Hybrid Infrastructures As part of the University of Oregon's Department of Architecture Winter Lecture Series, Jover, a professor at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture and co-founder the Barcelona...

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Sarah Iannarone, Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Last night's mayoral debate at First Congregational Church, hosted by Restore Oregon, was dramatic even before it began. Just as moderator Peggy Moretti was starting her opening remarks,...

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US Bancorp Tower (Carye Bye) BY BRIAN LIBBY At a time when more buildings of twenty-plus stories are being built in Portland than perhaps ever before, and when new height limits are poised to allow more buildings to go tall,...

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David Keltner (Hacker Architects) BY LUKE AREHART The latest installment in our continuing series of conversations with local architects about their careers and inspirations brings us to David Keltner, a principal with Hacker Architects who has become an important firm...

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Elman Peace & Human Rights Center, Mogadishu, Somalia (Architects Without Borders) BY BRIAN LIBBY Adnan Morshed The University of Oregon's Department of Architecture Lecture Series features this talk by Adnan Morshed, Ph.D., an associate professor of architecture at the Catholic...

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A residence by Andee Hess and Osmose Design (Wallpaper) BY BRIAN LIBBY Last March, I began hosting a bi-monthly interview series in partnership with one of Portland Architecture's sponsors, Ceilume, called Designer Spotlight. As we prepare for the fifth installment...

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Michelle LaFoe (Dina Avila) BY JENNIFER WRIGHT Next in our continuing series is architect Michelle LaFoe, principal at OFFICE 52 Architecture. Along with firm partner Isaac Campbell, their collaboration has established itself as one of the city’s most creative and...

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Keller Fountain (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Carl Alviani A designer, writer, editor and researcher, Alviani will share his story as part of an ongoing lecture series from the Applied Craft + Design MFA program from the Pacific Northwest College...

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Chet Orloff addresses a Centennial Mills forum (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Last week, just a few blocks from where demolition crews have been busy dismantling the majority of Centennial Mills, a trio of interested parties—the Pearl District Neighborhood Association's...

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Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY In late October of last year, Commissioner Steve Novick introduced in City Council an amendment to an urban planning budget bill that called for Veterans Memorial Coliseum to be demolished and the...

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Centennial Mills (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Hallgeir Homstvedt The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts' Department of Architecture Lecture Series features Oslo designer Hallgeir Homstvedt of Hallgeir Homstvedt Design. Homstvedt's lecture will focus on the breadth...

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Green Loop draft map (City of Portland) BY BRIAN LIBBY In March of last year, Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability introduced the concept of what is being called a Green Loop around the central city, "an easy and smooth...

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Schnitzer Center for Art & Design (PNCA) BY BRIAN LIBBY For much of this year, conversations about architecture have been about what we're losing or might lose: the historic buildings small and large being torn down or threatened . Be...

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Karuna House (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY AIA Historic Resources Committee At this monthly meeting of the American Institute of Architects' Historic Resources Committee, local preservatin organization Restore Oregon (formerly the Historic Preservation League of Oregon) will present...

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Historic homes in Ladd's Addition (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY As the real estate economy has begun booming in the past two to three years, rebounding from the depths of the Great Recession, Portland's historic neighborhoods have teemed...

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Barber Block, Grand Avenue, Portland (image courtesy Wikimedia Commons) BY BRIAN LIBBY Historic Multi-Family Housing of NW Portland Tour Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District is often thought of for its beautiful mansions, but as this Architectural Heritage Center tour demonstrates, it...

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Chris Bixby (image courtesy Allied Works) BY LUKE AREHART The latest installment in our continuing series on local architects, their inspirations and favorite works brings us to a key player in Portland's most acclaimed firm of the past decade. Chris...

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SW First & Yamhill (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Yamhill Historic District and Beyond What is today the Yamhill Historic District was separated from the rest of Old Town when the new Morrison Bridge was constructed in the...

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Tilikum Crossing (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY It is still 15 months away from opening, but Portland's new bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, is now close enough to completion that its primary forms have been finished. That was clear...

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Downtown Portland (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Since it was first created in the 1980s, the Portland Design Commission has weighed in on hundreds of buildings across downtown, the Pearl District, and a select few historic and close-in...

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I-405 downtown (photo by Dave Hogan) BY BRIAN LIBBY Over the past 15 years, Portland has added some memorable public spaces to its downtown core, including the Eastbank Esplanade in 2001, Jamison Square in 2002, Tanner Springs Park in 2005...

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William Temple House (image courtesy PejorativeJinx) BY BRIAN LIBBY Getting your house ready for the “Big One” The Pacific Northwest and the Portland area are no strangers to the threat of impending earthquakes and this is made all-too-clear when an...

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Michael Erlich & Allison Tigard in "The Monster-Builder" (photo by Owen Carey) BY BRIAN LIBBY I guess you could say Amy Freed and I hit it off. We talked for more than two hours about architecture, and for most of...

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Amy Freed (image courtesy Washingtonian magazine) BY BRIAN LIBBY Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Amy Freed's play "The Monster-Builder," now showing at Artists Repertory Theater in Portland, is a farcical comedy about an out-of-control architect who will do anything to get a...

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An artwork by Matthias Pliessnig (image courtesy PNCA) BY BRIAN LIBBY Arthur C. Nelson: Future Livable Cities A professor of planning at the University of Utah and director of the school's Metropolitan Research Center, Nelson’s research and practice have shaped...

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John Bridges House (photo by Elliot Njus for The Oregonian) BY BRIAN LIBBY With the national economy gaining steam after years of recession and an imperitave in the Portland metro area to densify rather than sprawl, historic houses seem to...

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William Neburka & Carrie Strickland (photo by Joshua Jay Elliott) BY LUKE AREHART In the February issue of Architect magazine as part of its Next Progressives series, writer Karrie Jacobs profiles Carrie Strickland, a partner and co-founder at Portland’s Works...

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Skylab's Block 67 proposal (rendering courtesy Skylab) BY FRED LEESON In traditional terms, the dramatic, bold and creative proposal for the long-vacant Burnside Bridgehead block can be described simply as an apartment tower sitting on a podium. But knowing it...

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Thomas Robinson (image courtesy Lever Architecture) BY LUKE AREHART Since founding Portland's Lever Architecture in 2009, Thomas Robinson has established himself and his firm as one of the city's most acclaimed. Whether it's local projects like the Union Way shops...

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