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a blog about design in the rose city

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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Brian Cavanaugh (Architecture Building Culture) BY BRIAN LIBBY Since its founding in 2008, Portland's Architecture Building Culture has accrued a succession of awards and acclaim even as the firm has retained a somewhat low profile locally. Perhaps that's because nearly...

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Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg (University of Oregon) BY BRIAN LIBBY In the early 2000s, the University of Oregon Department of Architecture partnered with nonprofit BetterBricks and other universities to create a series of what were called Daylighting Labs in Portland,...

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Metropolitan Condominiums (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY The Pearl District – Then and Now The Pearl District was practically deserted 25 years ago. On this Positively Portland Walking Tour, attendees will see how the district has been transformed into a...

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Rendering of Portland Building restoration (DLR Group) BY BRIAN LIBBY The conventional approach to restoring landmark works of historic architecture is to rehab what's there and not make any radical changes with materials or the design experience. But the Portland...

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Energy modeling with Grasshopper (Energy Trust of Oregon) BY BRIAN LIBBY Old Town Historic District Walking Tour The commercial district near the historic Skidmore Fountain and the oldest standing buildings in downtown comprise this tour of Portland’s only National Historic...

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Rendering of Providence Park expansion (Brooklyn Digital Foundry) BY BRIAN LIBBY Recently the Portland Timbers soccer team announced a new $50 million expansion to the east side of Providence Park that will add approximately 4,000 seats, bringing its capacity to...

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Willamette Falls from future Riverwalk Phase 1 site (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Six days ago, I and a few reporters and politicians gathered at the corner of Main Street and Highway 99E in Oregon City to see up close...

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House, 2001 (Al Staehli) BY BRIAN LIBBY The History of Irvington: NE Tillamook Street and Beyond The largest National Register Historic District in Portland, Irvington encompasses 583 acres and 2,800 buildings. This Architectural Heritage Center tour...

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A re-imagination of the Portland Building (Antonio Crossier) BY BRIAN LIBBY A few weeks ago during Design Week Portland, I happened to be speaking to a Portland State University architecture class taught by assistant professor Andrew Santa Lucia, just as...

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A 1930s photograph of Portland by Minor White (Architectural Heritage Center) BY BRIAN LIBBY 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...

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John Yeon, 1977 (John Hinchcliff) BY BRIAN LIBBY The new Portland Art Museum exhibit devoted to the life and career of John Yeon is a revelation. Seeing the totality of this Renaissance man's life blended together in one space —...

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Members and leaders of the Oregon Black Pioneers (University of Oregon) BY BRIAN LIBBY On May 17, the University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts will bestow its annual McMath Award for historic preservation to an organization rather...

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Music Box Residence (Scott|Edwards Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY Although most people who are familiar with my writing associate me with this blog, I actually have made about 85 percent of my living over the past 16-plus years writing for other...

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Mt. Angel Abbey Library (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Classical Downtown Portland Tour Downtown Portland contains an extensive collection of classically influenced buildings, many of which are clad with glazed terra cotta, a building material that was at its height...

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Tsilli Pines (Ashley Courter) BY BRIAN LIBBY Now in its fifth year, Design Week Portland keeps growing and growing. And whether it's architecture you're interested in, or interior design, urban planning, graphic design, branding, apparel design or a variety of...

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Slate (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Recently I wrote a CityLab article called "Portland's Next Density Spurt," looking at the Burnside Bridgehead, that cluster of blocks at the east end of the Burnside Bridge including the Yard, Slate and Fair-Haired...

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Dominic Leong (Leong Leong) BY BRIAN LIBBY Note: this two-week period covers Design Week Portland, and besides those events listed here there are countless more happening across the city, all of which are listed on the Design Week Portland website....

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Wieden + Kennedy building (Sally Schoolmaster) BY BRIAN LIBBY No part of the city has transformed in my 20 years here like the Pearl District. My first memory of this former industrial enclave turned high-density mixed-use residential neighborhood is olfactory:...

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Corey Omey (Jordan Sleeth Photography) BY JENNIFER WRIGHT Next in our ongoing Architect Questionnaire series is Corey Omey, managing partner at EMA Architecture & Urban Planning. An avid outdoorsman, Corey moved to Portland in 1998 to take advantage of outdoor...

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Joseph Jacobberger Country House (Wikimedia Commons) BY BRIAN LIBBY ARE Lecture Series – Building Systems 1 The AIA Portland Emerging Professionals Committee partners with local professionals to produce this annual lecture series to prepare licensure candidates for NCARB’s Architect Registration...

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Garden House and Learning Center buildings at the Cultural Crossing (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY As the parking lot and tennis courts of Washington Park gave way to a winding pathway leading toward the Japanese Garden a few hundred feet...

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St. Francis Hotel, 1999 (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Twenty years ago this month, I was a couple years out of college and looking to make a fresh start in Portland. After growing up in nearby McMinnville but then spending...

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