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steve

looks like a very nice space...but i still see those ugly water stains on the roof in that interior shot. any word on getting those fixed? it gives architects a bad name when their own center leaks water!

Horsewhistle

Brian,

Before the architecture, regarding your disclosure, can you take a minute elaborate on the differences and similarities between the writing of a blog and that of journalism? Also, defining your relationship as a paid journalist and an author of a blog would be helpful as well.

I have heard a few perspectives and would be interested in understanding yours.

Brian Libby

Horsewhistle,

In a general sense, journalism is reportage and profiles with a team of fact-checkers and editors behind it, while a blog is in most cases the writings and opinions of one person or a small handful. Even as I write that, I know there are exceptions and qualifiers, though. For me what it means is that when I'm writing for a publication like The Oregonian or Dwell magazine, I have a responsibility to that entity to be as impartial as possible, and to make sure all facts are accurate. Here, although I of course want to be accurate, I see a blog as more like unfiltered conversation that contains aspects of both journalism and talk radio. I feel the freedom to express my own opinions here, and to engage in wisecracks and off-the-point asides that a regular publication wouldn't allow. I also don't have anyone editing what I write, either as it relates to content or spelling/grammar/punctuation. A blog is both a chance for more personalized coverage, ideas and information as well as a risk for the writer of being sloppy or too hasty. In that way, again, blogging is a little more like live conversation.

Does that answer your question? Feel free to email me as well at brianlibby@hotmail.com

DBronx

Sorry, but I have to say that chandelier in the entry hall has to be the ugliest light fixture I've ever seen.

Imagine a huge water balloon hanging from the ceiling with a light bulb in the stem. Hardly, something I'd expect to grace an architectural exhibit and conference space.

My other complaint is that their exhibits are poorly publicized and often are over before I've heard about them.

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