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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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A display of three Allied Works projects (Portland Art Museum) BY BRIAN LIBBY This Saturday brings the opening of "Case Work: Studies in Form, Space, and Construction" at the Portland Art Museum, a retrospective of the career of architect Brad...

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Ecotrust building, Pearl District, Portland (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY PSU School of Architecture Spring 2016 Final Reviews The Spring 2016 term concludes with final presentations and critiques in each of the Portland State University School of Architecture's studio courses...

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Brian Melton (Erica Melton) BY JENNIFER WRIGHT Brian Melton, a lead designer at DiLoreto Architecture, has passion for detail and craftsmanship, as seen in projects like modern renovations to his his circa-1913 worker cottage and a recently constructed backyard structure...

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Jackson Tower (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Master of Architecture Thesis Presentations Master of Architecture candidates from Portland State University's School of Architecture, representing courses (taught by Renee Y. Chow, Robert Kirkbride, Seth McDowell and Whitney Moon) present their final...

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Ted Wheeler (Friends of Ted Wheeler) BY BRIAN LIBBY This is the third installment in our series of conversations with City Council candidates, following interviews with Jules Bailey and Stuart Emmons. Wheeler was born in Portland and comes from a...

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Randy Higgins (The Felt Hat) BY BRIAN LIBBY The latest entry in our ongoing series on local architects and designers and their inspirations takes us to Randy Higgins, currently a senior designer with The Felt Hat, which provides brand stewardship,...

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Rick Lowe (Portland Art Museum) BY BRIAN LIBBY Listening With Ears, Eyes, and Heart: A Gateway To Artistic Value In Unknown Places Rick Lowe, who will deliver a lecture co-produced by the Portland Art Museum and the University of Oregon...

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Designers Karen Lange, Jon Styner, David Donaldson, Nicole Holt (Waterleaf Architecture) BY BRIAN LIBBY Over the past few years a new movement has been sweeping the business world: the emergence of B Corps, or benefit corporations, which occupy a role...

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Stuart Emmons (Stuart Emmons For Portland) BY BRIAN LIBBY Recently, for an upcoming Architect Magazine article about how architects can get involved in community activism, I interviewed an architect who is currently serving as member of the San Antonio City...

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Jules Bailey (Jules Bailey for Mayor of Portland) BY BRIAN LIBBY This May's election could have a tremendous impact on Portland's built environment. From hot-button issues like affordable and homeless housing to historic preservation to transit and infrastructure to sustainability,...

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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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