One of Seattle's top architects will be in Oregon this week, courtesy of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.
David Miller, founding partner of The Miller | Hull Partnership (they use a straight line instead of a diagonal slash to separate the names - I had to hunt for it on my keyboard), will speak in Eugene tonight (Monday) and in Portland on Tuesday night (at the Portland Art Museum's Mark Building) as the University of Oregon's 2007 Pietro Belluschi Distinguished Visiting Professor in Architectural Design.
Miller | Hull was named the AIA's national Firm of the Year in 2003, and the 60-person firm is one of Seattle's best, responsible for a host of eye-catching projects that embody sustainable principles. I'm particularly fond of the 1310 East Union live/work lofts they completed in 2001 (pictured above), as well as their building for Olympic College in Poulsbo, Washington (pictured at left). Locally, they also did a water treatment facility in Wilsonville and the Tillamook Forestry Center out on Highway
26 6 (sorry - I originally wrote the wrong highway - hence the comment below) heading toward Tillamook and the coast. I think they'd be an ideal choice in Portland for anything from highrise condos to public buildings.
I originally included in this post some information about a lecture by the great Moshe Safdie in Eugene at UO, but his May 9 lecture, "Cities in War, Struggle and Peace: The Arhcitecture of Memory and Life", was cancelled after originally being scheduled for February and rescheduled for tomorrow night. (That's what one of the commenters refers to below.) Hope nobody is making the 220-mile round trip necessarily.