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a blog about design in the rose city

Portland Aerial Tram (OHSU) BY BRIAN LIBBY OHSU Campus — Places and Spaces Explore the site and learn the history of the Oregon Health & Sciences University campus, built on top of a ridge with great views but very challenging...

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Rendering of the Serena Williams Building (Nike) BY BRIAN LIBBY Last week Nike announced the names of four new structures that will comprise the expansion of its Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, which adds approximately 3.2 million square feet of...

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Sutor House foyer (Brian Flaherty for Dwell) BY BRIAN LIBBY In the November issue of Dwell magazine, I had the opportunity to write about one of the great works of residential architecture in Portland: the Jennings Sutor House by Pietro...

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Franklin High School (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY The Architectural Evolution of Portland Public Schools Between 1845 and 1979, Portland erected dozens of schools in a variety of designs to address the city’s ever changing demographics, political ideologies, architectural character,...

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Twin towers proposed for the USPS site (William Kaven Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY The Architect's Newspaper. Dezeen. ArchDaily. The Oregonian. Portland Monthly. Fox 12. From national design press to local newspapers, magazines and TV stations, over the past several days...

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Leddy Maytum Stacy's Rene Cazenave Apartments, San Francisco (Tim Griffith) BY BRIAN LIBBY Designing for Change: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects William Leddy, Marsha Maytum and Richard Stacy are founding principals of San Francisco-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, recipient of the...

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Veterans Memorial Coliseum entry (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Let me start as I always do when I write about Memorial Coliseum by admitting I'm far from an impartial observer. Stuart Emmons and I founded the Friends of Memorial Coliseum...

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Fair-Haired Dumbbell facing west (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY As I write this on an early November day, the trees in my neighborhood have already lost half their colorful autumn leaves and are starting to take on that bare-winter look....

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Joann Le (DAO Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY Connect With a Leader: Joann Le, DAO Architecture As part of the ongoing Connect With a Leader series from the American Institute of Architects' Fellows Committee and the Forum for Women in Architecture...

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Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Crossing (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY The Cultural Crossing at the Portland Japanese Garden by Kengo Kuma and Associates (with Hacker as the architect of record) took the top prize on Friday night, known as the...

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Tim Kurtz outside Portland City Hall (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY In late August, as Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston with nearly unprecedented levels of rain — some 60 inches through the course of the storm, more than an average year's...

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Doug Skidmore and Heidi Beebe (Jessica Hill) BY JENNIFER WRIGHT Ticket sales for this year’s 2017 AIA Portland Architecture Awards are underway, so it seems fitting that the Architect’s Questionnaire feature one of last year’s big winners: Beebe Skidmore Architecture....

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Architect Charles Rose (Charles Rose Architects) BY BRIAN LIBBY Urban Design Panel: the Broadway Corridor Please join AIA Portland, the American Planning Association – Oregon Chapter, and ASLA Oregon for a presentation and discussion about the future of the downtown...

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Donald Stastny (Architecture Foundation of Oregon) BY BRIAN LIBBY The phrase "Honored Citizen" sounds like a euphemism for being old. I think I've even seen it used on laminated menus at Shari's, the ubiquitous restaurant and pie house chain, in...

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Tim Eddy (Hennebery Eddy Architects) BY BRIAN LIBBY In the year 1992, a lot of things happened. Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush (and Ross Perot) to end 12 consecutive years of Republican occupancy of the White House. Bosnia and...

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Ed McMahon (Urban Land Institute) BY BRIAN LIBBY Historic Laurelhurst walking tour Laurelhurst is one of the most architecturally distinctive neighborhoods in Portland. With beginnings as a planned streetcar suburb, this area has a high concentration of early 20th century...

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Karl Miller Center atrium (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY In a recent Portland Tribune column, I had the opportunity to write about Portland State University's new Karl Miller Center, the expanded home of its School of Business. So far I've...

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Patrick Burke (Michael Graves Architecture & Design) BY BRIAN LIBBY For the latest issue of Architect Magazine, I had the opportunity to write about the Portland Building's somewhat controversial renovation, which will transform the building to such a degree that...

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Fair-Haired Dumbbell (Architecture Foundation of Oregon) BY BRIAN LIBBY Explore Hidden Downtown Led by author Laura Foster as part of the City of Portland’s Ten Toe Express walk series is an invitation to explore the back streets and hidden pathways...

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Multnomah Falls and the Columbia Gorge from The Shire (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Today I went for a walk. It wasn't a long one, and it wasn't any different in path from the walks I take most days through...

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Gustav Freiwald house, Portland (Wikimedia Commons) BY BRIAN LIBBY Historic Irvington walking tour Irvington started out as a streetcar suburb in the 1890s and by the 1920s had become one of the most prestigious residential neighborhoods in Portland. The Irvington...

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Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple demolition (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY When doctors take the Hippocratic oath, they pledge to "first, do no harm," or as it literally translates from Latin, noxamvero et maleficium propulsabo: "I will utterly reject...

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Franklin High School on the eve of grand re-opening (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Nelson Mandela once wrote that education is the "most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Visiting the newly remodeled and expanded Franklin...

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Architect George Nelson (Vitra) BY BRIAN LIBBY IIDA Oregon August forum Adam Call, director of the Herman Miller Collection at Herman Miller will be sharing a journey and celebration of American architect George Nelson. This lecture, entitled “George Nelson: Architect...

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Z-Haus in North Portland (Stephen Miller) BY BRIAN LIBBY When I moved to downtown Portland 20 years ago, the east side seemed like a vast ocean that I knew little about, save for a few trips to the Baghdad Theater...

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Suteki House (Justin Krug Photography) BY BRIAN LIBBY When the new Cultural Crossing complex of buildings at the Portland Japanese Garden was unveiled this spring, it not only transformed a beloved destinations, but also gave the city something it otherwise...

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Fremont Bridge from NW Portland (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY The Pearl District: Preservation in the Midst Of Change Over the last 20 years, the Pearl has been transformed from an industrial area into one of Portland’s premier residential and...

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Gil Frey and wife Joyce, Grand Floral Parade, 2016 (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Eight years ago when Veterans Memorial Coliseum was threatened with demolition and a group of us banded together to form the Friends of Memorial Coliseum in...

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Simple bank headquarters (Christian Columbres) BY BRIAN LIBBY Recently I had the opportunity to visit two new Portland offices while writing a pair of corresponding articles for Contract magazine: the Stoel Rives headquarters, with interiors by ZGF in a building...

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Albina Yard (Jeremy Bittermann) BY BRIAN LIBBY The Pearl District: Preservation in the Midst Of Change Over the last 20 years, the Pearl has been transformed from an industrial area into one of Portland’s premier residential and retail districts. A...

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