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Portland Architecture 2014-10-23 18:30:19
Portland Gasco Building (photo by Sheri Mason-Cruise) BY BRIAN LIBBY When the Portland Gas & Coke Building celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, the circa-1913 structure along the west bank of the Willamette River near the St. Johns Bridge also was deemed to be not long for this world, as its current owner, NW Natural, announced the structure would be demolished. Since then, …


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Portland Architecture 2014-10-16 18:33:54
Architect Jenny Wu (image courtesy Portland State University) BY BRIAN LIBBY Jenny Wu A partner at the Los Angeles based architecture and design office Oyler Wu Collaborative, Wu will discuss the evolution of the firm's design work over the last several years. The office has won numerous design awards, including the 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record, 2013 Emerging Talent Award …


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Portland Architecture 2014-10-13 22:49:26
Michael Powe (image courtesy Preservation Green Lab) BY FRED LEESON Jane Jacobs had no professional training in urban planning when she set the profession on its ear in 1961. Her earth-shaking book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, attacked the contemporary trend of urban renewal as wrong-headed, counter-productive and just plain dumb. From simply looking around, Jacobs believed that low-rise streets with …


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Portland Architecture 2014-10-10 20:59:18
Graves being interviewed before Thursday's public talk (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY As Portland leadership has grappled this year with the upcoming challenge of renovating the Portland Building, and some have even floated the idea of demolishing this internationally renowned landmark of American architecture (probably the only Portland building in every history-of-architecture textbook), there was no better time for its …


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Portland Architecture 2014-10-07 19:09:58
Rick Potestio (image courtesy of the architect) BY LUKE AREHART Our series on local architects and their inspirations continues with one of Portland's most talented and underrated building designers and planners, Rick Potestio, who, when he's not cyclo-cross racing or engaging in spirited civic debate, combines a facility for crisp, clean-lined contemporary architecture with a reverence for old-world craftsmanship. Portland Architecture: When did …


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Portland Architecture 2014-10-02 22:16:32
Veterans Memorial Coliseum (photo by Jeremy Bitterman) BY BRIAN LIBBY Five years ago Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland's National Register-listed landmark arena, was threatened with demolition to make way for a minor-league baseball stadium. When a coalition of citizens opposed the plan, then-mayor Sam Adams reversed course and the baseball blueprints were set aside. But in the ensuing years, Adams and his mayoral …


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Portland Architecture 2014-10-01 20:38:00
Michael Graves and Pietro Belluschi (image courtesy Saul Zaik) BY BRIAN LIBBY How to Research the History of Your House Historians Tibby O?Brien and Morgen Young take attendees through the steps to uncover the history of one's vintage house (as well as any other building). Using the latest online sources, local archives, and libraries, they will show that the process is not so …


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Portland Architecture 2014-09-23 16:12:44
Markham House (image courtesy Portland Preservation) BY BRIAN LIBBY It is 54 miles from the Oregon state capitol building to the Markham House at SE 32nd and Burnside in Portland. It is 2.7 miles from City Hall downtown. As preservation activists and neighborhood leaders work to save the circa-1906 home bookending one side of the Laurelhurst Gate from demolition, both of these local …


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Portland Architecture 2014-09-15 23:24:56
One of Oregon's endangered pioneer farmhouses (image courtesy Restore Oregon) BY BRIAN LIBBY Preservation Pub: The End of the Trail for Oregon?s Pioneer Places? In 2013 Restore Oregon listed Willamette Valley Pioneer Houses and Farmsteads as one of Oregon?s Most Endangered Places. Coordinated efforts are now underway to identify, document, study, and generate solutions that will save these storied buildings. Today, just 5 …


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Portland Architecture 2014-09-12 19:47:11
Winning entry entitled "A Dialogue" (image courtesy AIA/Portland) BY BRIAN LIBBY Two years ago the Portland Bureau of Transportation inaugurated its Street Seats program, which allows businesses and non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking spots into other public uses, such as café seating or miniature parks. Based on similar programs in San Francisco and New York City, the program enlivens the city's already …


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Portland Architecture 2014-09-09 20:26:02
SAGE classroom in Edmonds, Washington (photo by Peter Simon, PSU) BY BRIAN LIBBY Today America's K-12 schools use some 350,000 portable trailers as classrooms. Lacking many windows, they have been shown to be insufficient learning environments compared to brick-and-mortar schools. But a new effort led by two Portland State University faculty members, Margarette Leite and her husband Sergio Palleroni, is starting to …


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Portland Architecture 2014-09-05 18:41:50
Tilikum Crossing under construction (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article for CityLab on Portland's new bridge, Tilikum Crossing, which is already gaining attention nationally and internationally for being the first multi-modal bridge in the United States that will be off-limits to private automobiles. As part of that article, I interviewed TriMet executive director of …


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Portland Architecture 2014-09-02 18:49:25
Edith Green Wendell Wyatt federal building (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Lake Oswego Classic Houses & History Boat TourThis two-hour non-stop guided cruise on Oswego Lake, a fundraiser for the Lake Oswego Preservation Society, features over 50 classic homes and historic sites. 9AM and 1PM Saturday, September 6. $75. Landscapes and History: A Walk Through River View CemeteryNestled in the hillside just …


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Portland Architecture 2014-08-27 17:55:19
CLSB from Moody Avenue (photo courtesy Alene Davis Photography) BY BRIAN LIBBY At the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, there is a lot going on. For starters, it?s really not one building that comprises its 650,000 square feet but three: the 12-story Skourtes Tower on the north end, the smaller South Bar to the south, and a large glass-ensconced atrium in between that includes wood-wrapped auditoriums …


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Portland Architecture 2014-08-22 18:59:52
Inside Snake River Correctional Institution's Blue Room (photo by Beth Nakamura) BY BRIAN LIBBY In yesterday's Oregonian, reporter Bryan Denson looked at how a new initiative at the Snake River Correctional Institution near Ontario is demonstrating how access to nature can change the behavior of even our most hardened criminals, and how Oregon prisons could bring pioneering reform to prison design. For the 216 …


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Portland Architecture 2014-08-18 22:00:32
Apple store (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY For the past several years, Apple's flagship Portland store has been located in the lower depths of downtown's Pioneer Place mall. Despite the refined palette of natural wood and white walls, it could sometimes feel a bit claustraphobic there with large crowds cramped into a small, windowless space. For a new Portland flagship store, …


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Portland Architecture 2014-08-14 19:20:34
Wells Fargo Tower (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Summertime is almost over. The oppressive 90-plus heat waves are about to retreat, and Oregon's magically mild climate will return, bringing with it a full calendar of design and arts events. Until then, August winds down with a handful of tours and other events. Walking Tour: Yamhill Historic District and Beyond What is today …


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Portland Architecture 2014-08-08 18:56:19
Pickathon Tree Line Stage under construction (image courtesy PSU) BY BRIAN LIBBY This year?s Pickathon music festival, held last weekend at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, featured a performance venue, designed and built by students and faculty in Portland State University?s School of Architecture.  Over the weekend, the Tree Line Stage, as it was called, hosted performances by 14 different musical acts. …


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Portland Architecture 2014-08-05 21:59:02
Overton 19 (photo by Joshua Jay Elliott) BY BRIAN LIBBY The Overton 19 building in Northwest Portland?s Alphabet District, designed by Works Partnership Architecture, is a bold arrival in a district where many architects might have focused on just fitting in. Located, as its name indicates, at the corner of NW 19th and Overton, the project is situated in a transitional area where the …


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Portland Architecture 2014-08-01 01:05:25
A house in Ladd's Addition (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Multicultural Portland Tour While today Portland is known for having one of the smaller minority populations among major American cities, its multicultural and immigrant communities have a rich and storied history. This tour from Know Your City will uncover our multicultural past, and offer the opportunity to learn about the …


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